Both Liverpool and Aston Villa have had very poor seasons by their standards. Both teams infact are sitting outside the top 10 of the Premier League. Obviously both squads will be looking to win this week but with injuries to both squads neither team can be certain of this. Liverpool have been under pressure to perform with many of their players being criticised of not playing to their full potential. Aston Villa have been hit with many injuries this season the most prominant being that to Abonglahor their pacey striker who had an outstanding season last year.
Liverpool Team News: Liverpool will be without inspirational midfielder Steven Gerrard who is still out from the hamstring injury experienced during Englands international firendly. They will also be without Jamie Carragher who is still injured. They will certainly need to play at their best to recover from these major setbacks.
Aston Villa Team News: The news on the injury front is a bit better for Aston Villa. The team will welcome talented winger Marc Albrighton and Emile Heskey who return from injury and back to training. Although they may be without Bannan who experienced an injury in the match against Birmingham. Reo-Cocker is also recovering well and may feature in the game.
With many players out we may see a youngster step up and make their mark on the EPL this year. Both teams will be lokking to push higher in the table. However Aston Villa may just scrape in and take the points from Liverpool.
Match Prediction - Aston Villa 1 - Liverpool 0
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