EPL Preview - Liverpool vs Aston Villa

   on December 14 2012 1:23 PM
EPL Preview - Liverpool vs Aston Villa

Brendan Rodgers Liverpool host Paul Lambert's Aston Villa in this week's Barclays Premier League clash at Anfield.

Liverpool are on a nice little run of their own with victories in last 2 games. They have 3 victories in last 4 home games.Liverpool is in tenth position at 22 points 4 points adrift of fourth placed Everton. A good run of games leading to Christmas could see Liverpool gain some lost ground. Luis Suarez will be back for Reds after serving one match suspension. Jose Enrique is a doubt with a hamstring strain. Jonjo Shelvey and Raheem Sterling will join Luis Suarez upfront . Steven Gerrard , Lucas and Joe Allen will form the midfield for the Reds. Martin Skrtel and Daniel Agger will form the central defense pair. Glen Johnson and Stewart Downing will serve as the wide men. Jordan Henderson and Joe Cole could expect to play some role. Paul Lambert's Aston Villa arrive at Anfield with only goal difference keeping them  out of relegation zone. Aston Villa have won only one of their last 16 away matches and this seems a huge task for Paul Lambert's Villa.Aston Villa have been unbeaten in last five fixtures across all competitions. Darren Bent and Ron Vlaar are out due to injury. Gabby Agbonlahor is also a doubt for tomorrow's game. Summer signing Christian Benteke is expected to start up top with Andres Weimann in a supporting role.Stephen Ireland, Ashley Westwood, and Karim El Ahmadi will form the midfield for Paul Lambert's side. Matthew Lowton and Ciaran Clark will feature in defense with Barry Bannan as a defensive midfielder. Brad Guzan will be the goal keeper for Villa. Steven Gerrard has scored nine goals against Villa more than versus any other opponent in his Premier League career.Expect Gerrard to be on the scoresheet tomorrow.It will be a tough task for Aston Villa side. Liverpool start as favorites in this one.