Aston Villa vs Liverpool preview, team news, kick-off, live on Sky

Ross Barkley could make Aston Villa debut; Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson could be in contention – watch free match highlights shortly after full-time on Sky Sports’ digital platforms and YouTube channel

Friday 2 October 2020 17:16, UK

Team news and stats ahead of Aston Villa vs Liverpool in the Premier League on Super Sunday (kick-off 7.15pm).

Team news

Ross Barkley could make his Aston Villa debut after joining on loan from Chelsea. The midfielder was cup tied for their 1-0 Carabao Cup exit to Stoke on Thursday.

Jack Grealish should shake off a dead leg while Kortney Hause will be assessed after limping off against Stoke. Orjan Nyland has a back problem with Bjorn Engles (thigh) and Wesley and Tom Heaton (both knee) out.

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Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson could be in contention for a return having missed the last three matches with a knee injury. Defender Joel Matip remains sidelined until after the international break, as does midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (knee), Thiago Alcantara (coronavirus), and Kostas Tsimikas (thigh).

Manager Jurgen Klopp is like to restore his full-strength side having made nine changes for the Carabao Cup defeat to Arsenal, but there will not be a place in the squad for Xherdan Shaqiri who is attracting interest from clubs ahead of Monday’s transfer deadline.


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Aston Villa vs Liverpool will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Premier League from 7pm on Super Sunday; Kick-off at 7.15pm. Sky Sports customers can watch in-game clips in the live match blog on the Sky Sports website and app. Highlights will also be published on the Sky Sports digital platforms and the Sky Sports Football YouTube channel shortly after the final whistle.

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At least 146 Premier League games will be shown live on Sky Sports in the 2020/21 season, with an additional six matches added across the first weekend of October.

The Premier League has further increased the number of televised games this season from 200 to 231, with over half of the extra fixtures set to be shown live on Sky Sports.

Overall, Sky Sports will be showing at least 146 Premier League matches live throughout the 2020/21 season, continuing to bring you all the latest twists, turns and shocks at the home of the Premier League.

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You can also follow the action with our dedicated live blogs on the Sky Sports website and app, and watch free match highlights from every game shortly after full-time on our digital platforms and YouTube channel.

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