Aston Villa and Liverpool name their starting XIs


Dan Burke

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The two sides meet at Villa Park in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.

Liverpool can extend their lead at the top of the Premier League this afternoon but it should be a tricky trip to the Midlands for Jürgen Klopp’s side.

The Reds are coming off the back of an EFL Cup win over Arsenal in midweek but the German tactician has opted here for his strongest possible XI.

Liverpool: Liverpool: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, Van Dijk, Robertson, Lallana, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Mane, Salah, Firmino.

The only notable absentee is Fabinho, who has been rested for the game as one more booking would see him be suspended for the game against Manchester City next weekend.

It means that Adam Lallana gets a rare start in midfield alongside Jordan Henderson and Gini Wijnaldum.