Liverpool vs Aston Villa preview: Team news, predicted line-ups, key quotes, match facts and how to watch
Last time these sides met in the Premier League (Photo by Peter Powell - Pool/Getty Images)

Liverpool host Aston Villa at Anfield for the first time in the Premier League since the Midlands based side were victorious over the reigning champions at Villa Park.

Liverpool are coming into this game at Anfield off the back of a poor result and performance against Real Madrid in the Champions League on Tuesday. Despite this, the reds  had won their last three, winning against RB LeipzigWolves and Arsenal. Villa can come into this game hopeful of a win, because of Liverpool's recent home form, losing their last six at Anfield. 

Dean Smith confirmed this week that Jack Grealish will be out until at least the end of April, with the Villa skipper suffering from a further injury setback. Last time out, the Villains did it without their captain, winning 3-1 against Fulham despite going a goal behind. Trezeguet and Ollie Watkins scoring the goals, form the away side will hope to carry into this one.

  • Team News

No new injury concerns for Jurgen Klopp with Virgil Van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip all out until next season.

Wesley is nearing closer to featuring for the Villa first team but is still unlikely to get into the matchday squad at Anfield.

Grealish is still out with a shin injury, with rumours going around that he could be out until May as a minimum. Dean Smith confirmed that the skipper won't be back for this encounter against the reds in his pre match press conference.

  • Predicted XIs

Liverpool- Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Phillips, Kabak, Robertson, Thiago, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Salah, Jota, Mane

Aston Villa- Martinez, Cash, Konsa, Mings, Targett, Douglas Luiz, McGinn, Ramsey, Traore, Trezeguet, Watkins

  • Match Facts

Liverpool have won four of the last five games against Villa in the Premier League.

Villa have won at Anfield just twice since 2010 with Christian BentekeGabby Agbonlahor and Andreas Weimann scoring goals in those two wins.

  • How to watch

Liverpool vs Aston Villa is live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League. Kick Off is 15:00 BST with coverage starting at 14:30 BST.