Aston Villa v Liverpool Preview
Despite the loveable Jurgen Klopp’s arrival Liverpool have flattered to deceive and a trip to Villa Park will see no difference with Aston Villa looking to build on their 2-0 win against Norwich last week while the visitors will be looking to bury a few late demons.
The Reds have won four of the last six Premier League meetings with Aston Villa and all of their last four visits to Villa Park.
In fact, Liverpool have won 11 and lost just one of their last 17 Premier League visits to Villa Park.
Christian Benteke scored five goals in six appearances in all competitions against Liverpool for Aston Villa before moving to Merseyside this summer.
Benteke is two goals away from netting 50 in the Premier League (currently 48), but hasn’t scored in his five league appearances since scoring the winner against Sunderland in December.
Daniel Sturridge has scored four goals in three Barclays Premier League appearances for Liverpool against Aston Villa.
Since joining the club on January 2nd 2013, Daniel Sturridge has only played one more game (60) than he’s missed (59) for Liverpool in the Premier League.
Liverpool have been leading at half-time in just three of their 25 Premier League Games this season; a joint-league-low alongside Sunderland.
Aston Villa are unbeaten in their last four Premier League games at Villa Park (W2 D2 L0) – they haven’t gone five unbeaten at home in the competition since January 1st 2015.
The Reds have conceded a joint-league-high eight goals from corners this season in the Premier League – two more than they conceded in the whole of 2014-15 (6).
A league-high 70% (14 of 20) of Aston Villa’s goals in the Premier League this season have come in the second-half.
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