Unai Emery’s side have won four games in a row with 11 goals scored and only one conceded, albeit featuring an 8-0 demolition of Hibernian in their two-legged Europa Conference League play-off tie.
Jurgen Klopp’s Reds, meanwhile, came from behind to beat Newcastle for a huge victory last weekend with Darwin Nunez the hero.
Both sides added reinforcements on transfer deadline day. Ryan Gravenberch landed to complete Liverpool’s midfield while Aston Villa sign Clement Lenglet from Barcelona.
Date, kick-off time and venue
Liverpool vs Aston Villa is scheduled for a 2pm BST kick-off today, Sunday, September 3, 2023.
The match will take place at Anfield.
Where to watch Liverpool vs Aston Villa
TV channel and live stream: In the UK, the game will not be broadcast live having not been selected by Sky Sports or TNT.
It was originally due to take place under the Saturday 3pm blackout but was moved back due to Villa’s European commitments.
Live blog: You can nonetheless follow all the action on matchday via Standard Sport’s live blog!
Liverpool vs Aston Villa team news
Liverpool XI: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Matip, Robertson; Jones, Mac Allister, Szoboszlai; Salah, Nunez, Diaz
Subs: Kelleher, Endo, Gakpo, Elliott, Jota, Doak, Tsimikas, Bajcetic, Quansah
Aston Villa XI: Martinez; Konsa, Carlos, Torres; Cash, Kamara, Luiz, Digne; Diaby, McGinn; Watkins
Subs: Olsen, Tielemans, Chambers, Lenglet, Zaniolo, Duran, Dendoncker, Bailey, Kellyman
Liverpool vs Aston Villa prediction
Villa came away with a point from Anfield last season and have gotten into the swing of things after a first-day shock at Newcastle. Avoiding defeat here could sky-rocket their ambitions of another top-seven finish.
A 1-1 draw.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
The Reds have beaten Villa in nine of their last 11 league meetings, with their only defeat being the famous 7-2 defeat during the Covid pandemic.
Liverpool wins: 101
Aston Villa wins: 59
Liverpool vs Aston Villa match odds
Aston Villa: 7/2
Odds via Betfair (subject to change).