Confirmed: Aston Villa and Liverpool line-ups

Here is how Aston Villa and Liverpool will line up for this afternoon’s match:

Aston Villa welcome Liverpool to Villa Park this weekend with both sides desperate for the three points.

Villa are currently bottom of the Premier League and they need to claw back an eight-point deficit to secure their top flight status for another season, while Liverpool have slipped into the bottom half of the table and will want to put that right as soon as possible.

Villa have shown signs of resurgence under manager Remi Garde and they won 2-0 against Norwich City last time out. However they cannot claim to have turned a corner until they go on a run of victories so what chance another three points against the Reds?

Liverpool will still be smarting from their defeat to West Ham United in their FA Cup fourth round replay so expect a reaction from Jurgen Klopp’s men this weekend.

Villa have only beaten Liverpool once in their last 17 league meetings at Villa Park and that was back in 2011.

Aston Villa lineup


  • Mark Bunn
  • Leandro Bacuna
  • Aly Cissokho
  • Joleon Lescott
  • Jores Okore
  • Micah Richards
  • Carles Gil
  • Idrissa Gueye
  • Jordan Veretout
  • Ashley Westwood
  • Gabriel Agbonlahor

Substitutes: Brad Guzan, Ciaran Clark, Alan Hutton, Kieran Richardson, Keinan Davis, Jordan Lyden, Scott Sinclair.

Liverpool lineup


  • Simon Mignolet
  • Nathaniel Clyne
  • Alberto Moreno
  • Mamadou Sakho
  • Kolo Touré
  • Emre Can
  • Philippe Coutinho
  • Jordan Henderson
  • James Milner
  • Roberto Firmino
  • Daniel Sturridge

Substitutes: Danny Ward, Steven Caulker, Jon Flanagan, Kevin Stewart, Jordon Ibe, Christian Benteke, Divock Origi.

Aston Villa injury news

Alan Hutton questionable - hamstring

Carlos Sánchez questionable - hamstring

Rudy Gestede probable - hamstring

Libor Kozák out - ankle

Adama Traoré out - metatarsal fracture

Jack Grealish out - ankle

Liverpool injury news

Joseph Gomez out - ACL

Dejan Lovren out - hamstring

Martin Skrtel questionable - hamstring

Joe Allen out - shoulder/hamstring

Jordan Rossiter out - hamstring

Danny Ings out - ACL

Steven Caulker probable - back

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