Aston Villa vs. Liverpool: Lineups

Both Aston Villa and Liverpool's seasons have started positively, with the Villans winning at Arsenal (and arguably being robbed of a point at Chelsea) and the Reds winning their opener as well. Now they square off at Villa Park looking to keep up their good form.

The Liverpool back line will have their hands full with Christian Benteke, who terrorized the Chelsea defense on Wednesday. Daniel Agger and Kolo Toure were shaky when challenged last week and this week Benteke won't let them off the hook like Stoke did.

The Reds are still talking about making a run at a spot in the top four, which means excelling away from Anfield, like they did a year ago. Liverpool had the sixth best away record in the league, and if they can turn a a couple of their seven away draws into wins this year, their Champions League dreams may prove a little more realistic.

Aston Villa: Brad Guzan; Antonio Luna, Ron Vlaar, Jores Okore, Matthew Lowton; Ashley Westwood, Fabian Delph, Leandro Bacuna; Gabby Agbonlahor, Christian Benteke, Andreas Weimann.

Liverpool: Simon Mignolet; Jose Enrique, Daniel Agger, Kolo Toure, Glen Johnson; Lucas, Steven Gerrard; Philippe Coutinho, Iago Aspas, Jordan Henderson; Daniel Sturridge.

Follow @SBNationSoccer on TwitterLike SB Nation Soccer on Facebook

More in Soccer:

Moyes and the importance of power

Does a Mata-Rooney swap deal work for everyone?

Welcome back, Serie A

Lionel Messi injures left thigh, likely out vs. Malaga

Transfer rumours from SB Nation and our team blogs

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.