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PremierLeague-News.Com - Villa travel to Anfield on Saturday as they look for a repeat of the 7-2 win over Jurgen Klopp's men in the reverse fixture at Villa Park.
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Aston Villa will be hoping that history repeats itself when they face Liverpool in their next Premier League outing. Dean Smith’s men recorded one of the most memorable results of the season when the two teams met at Villa Park back in October. A hat trick from Ollie Watkins, plus goals from John McGinn, Ross Barkley and Jack Grealish (2) gave Villa a 7-2 win over the current Premier League Champions. The reverse fixture takes place at Anfield on Saturday, but the Reds have Champions League football to contend with before that as they face Real Madrid in the quarter-final of the competition on Tuesday night. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will auto-play soon8Cancel Play now Villa will be keeping their fingers crossed over the fitness of Grealish ahead of the game with the Villa captain suffering a setback in training that ruled him out of his expected return against Fulham. Liverpool’s injury problems so far this season have been well documented but how are things looking in the Anfield treatment room ahead of this week’s action. Here is the latest on the players who will and won’t be available against Villa. Roberto Firmino Injury: Knee Latest: The Brazilian forward made his comeback from injury against Arsenal after missing the previous two Premier League matches. He played 78 minutes of the game against the Gunners and was named on the bench for the Champions League clash vs Real Madrid.
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. The club captain won’t be available for the match against Villa with a return more likely at the end of the month. Joel Matip Injury: Ankle Latest: It was confirmed back in February that the defender will face the rest of the season on the sidelines due to a serious ankle injury. Joe Gomez Injury: Knee Latest: The defender suffered a serious knee injury while on international duty with England back in November and is set to miss the majority of the remainder of the season with no date set for his return. Caoimhin Kelleher Injury: Abdominal Latest: The injury has kept the reserve goalkeeper out of the squad since February with no sign of when his comeback could be.
Virgil van Dijk Injury: Knee Latest: Van Dijk has been out of action since October after rupturing his ACL in the Merseyside derby. While the influential defender is now stepping up his recovery he is not expected to make his comeback before the end of this season. Divock Origi Injury: Muscular Latest: The striker has sat out the last two Premier League games due to a muscle problem. He was expected to be back in the squad against Arsenal but was again omitted from the team sheet as he was for Tuesday night’s Champions League clash against Real Madrid.
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