|On Saturday, 7th April at 16:00 (CET), Liverpool FC will host Aston Villa at Anfield for the English Premier League's Round 32. Both teams are plagued with injuries and suspensions so we will see some fresh faces in the starting eleven for either side.
Liverpool have lost six of their last seven matches in league play, a run that has frustrated fans and club alike. With the top four out of reach and Europa League play already secured for next season, the problem is likely a lack of motivation. The only remaining competition Liverpool are challening for is an FA Cup victory to go along with their Carling Cup secured in February. Pepe Reina received a red card in Liverpool's last match, so backup keeper Alexander Doni will make his debut against Aston Villa.
On two losses running, Villa are playing a dangerous game just five points above relegation. To be fair, Alex McLeish's boys have a game in hand, but that five point gap could quickly turn into a problem for the Birmingham club in a matter of a couple weeks. McLeish has a host of injury problems on all fronts and will likely rely on Emile Heskey and Gabriel Agbonlahor to lead the attack against Liverpool.
Liverpool FC - Aston Villa
English Premier League, Round 32
Date: 07.April.2011 - 16:00 CET
Stadium: Anfield - Liverpool
Referee: Michael Oliver
Defenders: Flanagan, Carragher, Skrtel, Enrique
Midfielders: Spearing, Gerrard, Kuyt, Downing
Forwards: Suarez, Carroll
Manager: Kenny Dalglish
Injured: Adam, Lucas, Agger, Johnson, Kelly, Robinson
Defenders: Hutton, Collins, Baker, Warnock
Midfielders: Gardner, Herd, Bannan, Ireland
Forwards: Heskey, Agbonlahor
Manager: Alex McLeish
Injured: Bent, Delph, Dunne, Clark, N'Zogbia, Petrov, Cuellar
Liverpool won the reverse fixture this season but Aston Villa has won at Anfield as recently as 2009. Partly cloudy skies are expected Saturday afternoon in Liverpool with temperatures around 10° C.
Last Meeting: 18.12.2011, Aston Villa - Liverpool 0:2
Wins Liverpool: 78
Wins Aston Villa: 47
|Recent performance (W - Win, D - Draw, L - Lose)
- L/L/L/W/LAston Villa
Despite their poor recent form, it is hard to back anything other than a home win with so many players out for Aston Villa.Tip: Liverpool to Win (1x2)
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