Liverpool FC v Aston Villa: 3rd PL tie of the season

The Anfield crowd will cheer as a Liverpool team that has lost five league games this season is in action at Aston Villa Park on Sunday evening.

The Reds will play their first home game since October 10 when they visit Villa Park in the second leg of their Premier League tie against West Ham United on Saturday.

However, it will not be the first time Liverpool have faced Villa Park this season, as they face them on the final day of the Premier League season on September 19.

This fixture will be a replay of a 3-0 home victory at Goodison Park on January 23, 2016.

Liverpool have won the previous meeting between the sides, when they defeated the Villa Park side 5-0.

Brendan Rodgers’ side have now won eight out of nine league matches in all competitions at Villa Park.

They have won seven of their last nine meetings with the Villa Stadium side, with the last defeat coming against Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-final in September.

Liverpool are looking to extend their unbeaten league run to 10 games after their last defeat, to Southampton on April 10, was a 1-1 draw.

On Saturday, Brendan Rodgers will be looking to add another point to his tally against the Villa ground.

He has scored five goals in his last five Premier League matches, and has now scored at least five goals five times in a Premier League game.

Liverpool were unbeaten in the first leg of the last-16 FA Cup tie between Liverpool and Manchester United, with two goals from Jordon Ibe.

They are unbeaten in all three Premier League meetings with United this season.

The home side have scored three times in the last two games between these two sides.

The first goal came in the 54th minute when Mario Balotelli latched onto a loose ball in the box and fired home from the edge of the box.

The hosts had a penalty appeal turned down and it was awarded to Steven Gerrard, but it did not count.

The second penalty came in stoppage time.

The home side had another penalty appeal, but again it was denied.

The final whistle was blown on the 86th minute.

Aston Villa have now lost six of their 10 Premier League games at Villa Stadium, with one draw.

They scored twice in the match on Saturday, with Joleon Lescott opening the scoring with a fierce effort in the 12th minute, and Raheem Sterling finishing the game with a header in the 65th minute from a corner.

Liverpool, meanwhile, are looking for their second straight league win at Aston City.

Brendan Rodgers’ men have won five of their six away games at the Etihad Stadium, including a 5-1 home victory in the league in January.

The second leg will take place on Wednesday, May 2.