Darren Bent and Chris Herd are injured. Gabby Agbonlahor is suspended after getting one of the weakest yellow cards in the history of waving around yellow cards (thanks, Phil Dowd!). Barry Bannan remains stuck on the bench, for some unfathomable reason.
But get those vocal cords warmed up, because our favorite ex-Villan is starting for Liverpool!
(That's straight from the official twitter. Dear God, tell me that Petrove isn't really playing left wing)
Villa Bench: Andy Marshall, Barry Bannan, Ciaran Clark, Carlos Cuellar, Andreas Weimann, Daniel Johnson, Graham Burke.
(Again, please tell me Skrtel is a forward. Please.)
Liverpool Bench: Andy Carroll, Maxi Rodriquez, Sebastian Coates, Dirk Kuyt, Jamie Carragher, Doni, Martin Kelly.