Ron Vlaar is unfit to start, which means Gabby Agbonlahor takes the armband in his absence, and Nathan Baker makes a return to the first team. Jores Okore is on the bench however, so if all hell breaks loose and/or Baker gets another inevitable head injury, maybe we will get to see the Dane.
Quite frankly, Liverpool's lineup is scary. Balotelli in front of Lallana, Coutinho, and Markovic is dangerous.
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Aston Villa: Brad Guzan; Alan Hutton, Nathan Baker, Philippe Senderos, Aly Cissokho; Ashley Westwood, Fabian Delph; Kieran Richardson, Tom Cleverley, Gabby Agbonlahor; Andi Weimann.
Subs: Shay Given, Darren Bent, Charles N'Zogbia, Carlos Sánchez, Leandro Bacuna, Jores Okore, Jack Grealish.
Liverpool: Simon Mignolet, Javi Manquillo, Dejan Lovern, Mamadou Sahko, Alberto Moreno; Steven Gerrard, Jordan Henderson; Lazar Markovic, Philippe Coutinho, Adam Lallana; Mario Balotelli.
Subs: Brad Jones, Rickie Lambert, José Enrique, Lucas Leiva, Fabio Borini, Raheem Sterling.