Aston Villa v Liverpool – Premier League LIVE
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Aston Villa starting XI: Martinez, Cash, Konsa, Mings, Targett, McGinn, Luiz, Barkley, Trezeguet, Watkins, Grealish
Subs: Steer, Traore, Hourihane, Nakamba, Davis, Elmohamady, El Ghazi
Liverpool starting XI: Adrian, Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Keita, Jota, Salah, Firmino
Subs: Kelleher, Milner, Henderson, Jones, Minamino, Origi, N. Williams
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has given an update on captain Jordan Henderson ahead of the match with Aston Villa.
“Hendo will be part of parts of the training today. He will start with warming up, maybe some passing, maybe some rondos, we will see as a first step,” he said.
“He has absolutely no muscle issues. It is all fine, he is not injured anymore, so now we have to make sure he can make the next step. What that means for the weekend, I don’t know.”
The manager reported no fresh fitness concerns during his press conference, but Thiago Alcantara, Joel Matip, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Kostas Tsimikas remain unavailable.
Sadio Mane is now self-isolating after testing positive for COVID-19.
Ross Barkley could make his debut for Villa after making a loan move from Chelsea.
“Ross Barkley is in my thoughts. The reason he’s come in is to play games. He thought he might not get the game time he desired at Chelsea. He wants to get the minutes in and he wants to play,” said Villa boss Smith.
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