The loanee from Palermo has not yet played for Leeds United.
Downing has said Sam Allardyce has stabilised the club and made some excellent signings.
The Manchester United loanee believes that, in Fabian Delph, Ashley Westwood, Carlos Sanchez and himself, Villa have midfield depth which other teams should be envious of.
Brendan Rodgers was giving his pre-match press conference ahead of Liverpool's clash with Manchester United at Anfield on Sunday.
The Toffees were knocked out of the Europa League by Dynamo Kyiv on Thursday.
The co-hosts will look to join Australia, South Africa and India in the semi-finals of the cricket World Cup when they take on West Indies from 0100 GMT tonight in Wellington.
Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has been compared to Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer recently.
Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque has named his squad for friendlies against Ukraine and Holland.
Liverpool welcome Lucas Leiva back into the squad to face Manchester United this weekend.
Celtic manager Ronny Deila does not want his team to become distracted by their recent successes.
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The Baggies faithful were delighted with the defender's performance against the Saints.
Centuries from Lahiru Thirimanne and Kumar Sangakkara meant that Sri Lanka easily chased down England's total of 309 for six in Wellington.