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Liverpool v Aston Villa: Lineups and Match Thread

Curious about lineups for the match at Anfield? Wanna unload your fears and anxieties, your dreams and aspirations? This is your place.

Jamie McDonald

Aston Villa are set to take on Liverpool without Gabby Agbonlahor, who has once again picked up a "little niggle." Ron Vlaar and Darren Bent remain hurt, but Joe Bennett returns to the bench, thank goodness. As for Stephen Ireland, well, no idea. (Oh, just heard -- he's out with a bug).

In happy news, Stewart Downing is starting at left back, so that should be positively delightful. Let's hope Christian Benteke turns him inside out.

Liverpool Starting XI: Pepe Reina, Glen Johnson, Daniel Agger, Martin Skrtel, Stewart Downing, Lucas Leiva, Joe Allen, Steven Gerrard, Jonjo Shelvey, Raheem Sterling, Luis Suarez.

Liverpool substitutes (from): Brad Jones, Jordan Henderson, Jamie Carragher, Joe Cole, Sebastián Coates, Suso, Andre Wisdom

Aston Villa Starting XI: Brad Guzan, Matthew Lowton, Nathan Baker, Ciaran Clark [c], Eric Lichaj, Brett Holman, Ashley Westwood, Barry Bannan, Chris Herd, Andreas Weimann, Christian Benteke.

Villa substitutes (from): Shay Given, Jordan Bowery, Karim El Ahmadi, Charles N'Zogbia, Joe Bennett, Fabian Delph, Marc Albrighton