Liverpool versus Aston VillaLocation:Anfield (Liverpool)
Date: Monday, December 6th
Time: 20:00 BST/3:00 p.m. Eastern/12:00 p.m. Pacific
Records (W-D-L, +/-, Place):
Liverpool, 4-4-6, -2, 12th
Aston Villa, 4-5-5, -7, 16th
Liverpool: Reina, Johnson, Konchesky, Skrtel, Kyrgiakos, Meireles, Lucas, Kuyt, Maxi, Babel, Ngog.
Subs: Jones, Kelly, Aurelio, Poulsen, Cole, Jovanovic, Shelvey
Aston Villa: Friedel, L Young, Warnock, Dunne, Collins, Downing, Albrighton(!), Clark, Hogg, Ireland, Agbonlahor.
Subs: Guzan, Pires, Carew, Delfouneso, Cuellar, Lichaj, Herd.
Fernando Torres' wife has gone into labor, meaning Liverpool's most dangerous scorer will not be at Anfield today. Marc Albrighton proves that he is in fact Super Marc Albrighton by returning far earlier than expected from an appendectomy.
I'm not exactly confident, but I am no longer resigned to a loss either. Progress!