If you was to ask supporters of both Liverpool and Aston Villa about this season, they would no doubt tell you they would wish it was over and they could look forward to the next.
Kenny Dalglish’s side have struggled since the turn of the year despite winning the Carling Cup on penalties against Cardiff City at Wembley last month.
They have managed just 8 points from a possible 36 so they will be looking to change there look when they take on a Villa side who sit just 5 points above the relegation zone.
With only rock bottom Wolverhampton Wanderers picking up less points in the same period than these two – they will both be hoping to take advantage of the others misfortune.
Liverpool: Pepe Reina will begin his three match suspension following that shocking sending off at St James Park last weekend. Brazilian goalkeeper Alexander Doni should make his debut for the Reds.
Center-back Daniel Agger remains doubtful with a rib injury which means either Jamie Carragher or Sebastian Coates will partner Martin Skrtl in the back four.
Aston Villa: Alex McLeish this week stated that the Gods were against him because of the bad luck he has had with injuries this season, and following the news that Andreas Weimann is a doubt with an ankle injury, the Scots luck doesn’t appear to be changing just yet anyway.
Alan Hutton could return following a calf injury which kept him out of the 4-2 defeat to Chelsea.
The game will come to soon for both Charles N’Zogbia (knee ligaments) and Carlos Cuellar (thigh) but both could be available for the bank holiday clash against Stoke on Monday evening.
Venue: Anfield, Liverpool
Kick Off: 15.00 GMT
Tickets: £48 for adults, £36 for O65s, £15 for U16s
Last Corresponding Meeting: Liverpool 3 Aston Villa 0