Liverpool 1 - 3 Aston Villa

Match info: Premier League at Anfield

Date: 15/12/2012 KO: 15:00 Ref: N Swarbrick Att: 44,607

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers

Liverpool

Steven Gerrard 87

1
vs
3

A Villa

Christian Benteke 29,51
Andreas Weimann 40

FT (ht: 0-2)

  • Last Updated: December 14 2012, 17:55 GMT

Aston Villa striker Darren Bent has been ruled out of Saturday's Barclays Premier League clash at Liverpool with a hamstring injury and will miss the entire festive programme.

Bent blow for Villa

Midfielder Ashley Westwood is available after being cup-tied for the mid-week Capital One Cup quarter-final success at Norwich.

Defenders Joe Bennett and Enda Stevens are back in contention after recovering from knee and ankle injuries respectively and returning to training.

Defender Jose Enrique is Liverpool's main injury doubt.

The Spaniard was forced off with a hamstring injury in the first half of last weekend's victory at West Ham but will be given as long as possible to prove his fitness.

Leading scorer Luis Suarez returns from a one-match suspension.

Teams:

Liverpool (from): Reina, Wisdom, Agger, Skrtel, Johnson, Lucas, Gerrard, Allen, Sterling, Suarez, Shelvey, Jones, Carragher, Coates, Henderson, Shelvey, Downing, Cole, Suso, Assaidi.

Aston Villa (from): Guzan, Given, Lowton, Clark, Vlaar, Lichaj, Baker, Stevens, Bennett, Ireland, Westwood, El Ahmadi, Herd, Bannan, Delph, Holman, Agbonlahor, Benteke, Bowery, Weimann, Burke, Johnson, Williams, N'Zogbia.


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