Aston Villa v Liverpool preview

Team news ahead of Sunday's Premier League clash between Aston Villa and Liverpool at Villa Park (kick-off 4pm).

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Bent: Looking to finish season on high

Bent: Looking to finish season on high

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Aston Villa caretaker Gary McAllister has no fresh injury worries ahead of the game.

Villa have a clean bill of health as they look to finish the season as the Midlands' leading club. They are currently one point adrift of West Brom, who visit Newcastle.

Record signing Darren Bent will be looking to take his Villa goal tally into double figures after netting nine in 15 games since his switch from Sunderland in January which could ultimately cost the club £24million.

Liverpool are set to be boosted by the return of Raul Meireles, who missed last weekend's defeat to Tottenham with a minor injury but has returned to full fitness.

Meireles' return could mean Andy Carroll, who has missed two of the last four matches because of a knee injury, dropping to the bench.

Aston Villa (from): Friedel, Walker, Collins, Dunne, L Young, Downing, Reo-Coker, Delph, Petrov, A Young, Bent, Heskey, Bradley, Agbonlahor, Pires, Albrighton, Cuellar, Marshall, Bannan, Delfouneso, Makoun.

Liverpool (from): Reina, Flanagan, Skrtel, Carragher, Johnson, Lucas, Spearing, Meireles, Rodriguez, Kuyt, Suarez, Gulacsi, Robinson, Kyrgiakos, Poulsen, Shelvey, Cole, Ngog, Wilson, Jovanovic.

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Premier League Fixtures

Saturday, 16 August 2014
12:45
Man Utd v Swansea  
15:00
Leicester v Everton  
QPR v Hull City  
Stoke City v A Villa  
West Brom v Sunderland  
West Ham v Tottenham  
17:30
Arsenal v C Palace  
Sunday, 17 August 2014
13:30
Liverpool v Southampton  
16:00
Newcastle v Man City  
Monday, 18 August 2014
20:00
Burnley v Chelsea  

Barclays Premier League

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Arsenal 0 0 0
2 A Villa 0 0 0
3 Burnley 0 0 0
4 Chelsea 0 0 0
5 C Palace 0 0 0
6 Everton 0 0 0
7 Hull City 0 0 0
8 Leicester 0 0 0
9 Liverpool 0 0 0
10 Man City 0 0 0
11 Man Utd 0 0 0
12 Newcastle 0 0 0
13 QPR 0 0 0
14 Southampton 0 0 0
15 Stoke City 0 0 0
16 Sunderland 0 0 0
17 Swansea 0 0 0
18 Tottenham 0 0 0
19 West Brom 0 0 0
20 West Ham 0 0 0

Updated Fri, 25 Jul 2014

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