How Aston Villa and Liverpool will line up this weekend.
Goal shy Aston Villa will welcome Liverpool to Villa Park looking to give their flailing season a boost by pulling away from the relegation zone. Confidence is low, but Liverpool will be without two key men as Steven Gerrard nurses the injury that forced him off against Sunderland, while the game has come too early for returning striker Daniel Sturridge. Below is how both teams could line up.
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GK: Simon Mignolet
The Belgian has been finding some form recently, though Reds fans will be hopeful that he won’t commit a serious blunder.
CB: Mamadou Sakho
Sakho will be the only player the Reds have to combat the brute force of Christian Benteke.
CB: Martin Skrtel
Will need to help out his colleague against the big Belgian.
CB: Emre Can
Pushed back into a slightly less familiar centre-back roll as Dejan Lovren sits out.
LWB: Alberto Moreno
The Spaniard will be the only wide player on the left for the Reds, and will be charged with putting a stop to the Hutton express.
RWB: Javier Manquillo
Another Spaniard on the flanks, but can he cope with the power of Aly Cissokho?