Reds Look To Continue Winning Streak In 2014
With the missing piece of their star striker set up firmly back in place, Liverpool will be hoping that both Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez can find the back of the net again on Saturday as they prepare to face Aston Villa at Anfield.
Liverpool are in a healthier position injury wise as both Mamadou Sakho and Joe Allen return to the side. Aston Villa are also in pretty decent shape with their only new injury worry being Nathan Barker who suffered a concussion in the game with Arsenal.
Aston Villa currently find themselves in 11th place having lost four out of their last six league games. Their sole win in the same time period came against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light where the Midlanders won 1-0. Liverpool on the other hand are nicely placed in 4th going rather steadily in the league, safe in the knowledge that the only "big" side they are yet to face away from home is Manchester United... And they don't exactly look much of a threat these days.
The last time the two sides met was in August last year when Daniel Sturridge netted the winner after just 20 minutes at Villa Park. Liverpool's record against Aston Villa is relatively strong but the Reds have faltered in recent times losing to Villa in December 2012 and also in May 2011. The Birmingham side last won at Anfield in August 2009.
- Luis Suarez has scored 43% of all Liverpool's goals so far this season in the league.
- Villa are much better on the road this season having picked up 15 points away from home and only 8 at Villa Park.
- Liverpool are joint with City and Arsenal when it comes to goals conceded at home this season, all three teams have conceded 6.
With the addition of Grant Holt you have to feel that will add an element to the Villa side that simply hasn't been present so far this season. Paul Lambert's side have struggled to impress and fans have been particularly disappointed with their home performances. As mentioned though they have done fairly well in their away trips and so who knows what may happen on Saturday.
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Enjoy the match folks!