FT: Liverpool 1 Aston Villa 3

90+3
The referee brings the game to an end and it finishes 3-1 to Aston Villa to complete a memorable week for Aston Villa and Paul Lambert.

90+1
Villa make their final change of the game as Charles N'Zogbia replaces Weimann.

90
There will be three minutes of added time at the end of the 90 minutes.

90
Suarez is booked for dissent after seeing the latest penalty appeal waved away.

90
More penalty claims for the home side as Suarez's shot appears to strike the arm of Clark, but again the referee ignores the appeals.

88
Benteke is lucky to escape with only a booking after a clash with Johnson.

88
GOAL: Liverpool pull a goal back as Gerrard does well to divert Johnson's shot past Guzan.

86
Villa make another change as Karim El Ahmadi replaces Bannan.

84
From the corner Cole at full stretch can only head Suarez's corner wide of the target.

84
Suarez wins a corner for Liverpool.

82
Downing's cut back picks out Agger inside the box, but his effort is poor and goes out of play. More frustration for the home side.

81
Lowton is penalised for handball from Downing's attempted cross. Downing's free-kick is well cleared by Lichaj.

80
Villa almost snatch a fourth goal as Weimann heads Bannan's cross into the box just wide of the target.

79
More wasteful play from Liverpool as Cole's cross goes straight out of play.

75
Suarez takes the free-kick, but his effort is deflected away from goal before being cleared by the Villa defence.

75
Chance for Liverpool as Sterling wins a free-kick 25 yards from goal.

74
More good defending from Villa as Downing's cross is turned behind by Clark.

72
Sterling's cross towards Gerrard is poor and is easily collected by Guzan.

70
Fabian Delph replaces Holman in Villa's first change of the game.

69
Johnson works a one-two with Suarez before dragging his left-footed shot well wide of the target. The home side running out of ideas.

69
Holman has a sight of goal for Villa, but he slices his shot horribly wide of the target.

67
Ambitious from Johnson as he lets fly from 25 yards with a left-footed effort which is high, wide and not very handsome.

66
Agger has a sight of goal 25 yards out and his stinging effort is well saved by Guzan.

65
From Suarez's free-kick Cole sees his effort saved by Guzan before Henderson's follow up effort is blocked by the Villa defence. Superb rearguard action.

65
Lowton is the first player to be booked for the foul on Sterling.

65
Liverpool win a free-kick on the edge of the box as Lowton fouls Sterling.

64
From the corner Johnson's header appears to strike the arm of Baker, but again the referee waves away the appeals.

64
Gerrard wins a corner off Baker as the home side look to exert some pressure on Villa.

62
Good defending from Herd as he stops Suarez inside the box to concede a corner. From the corner Gerrard's cross is headed behind by Skrtel under pressure from Benteke.

60
Liverpool make their second change of the game as Henderson replaces Lucas.

60
Cole has a sight of goal, but his effort flies wide of the target.

59
Suarez's gets in down the left and his pass towards Gerrard is deflected up into the air and Guzan collects the ball at the second attempt.

57
Guzan is unhappy with Suarez after clashing with the striker when collecting Johnson's cross from the right.

56
Bannan has a shot for Villa which is deflected goalwards before being saved by Guzan.

56
That probably sums it up for Liverpool as Suarez gets in down the left side of the box, but his touch is poor and the ball runs out of play.

55
Weimann catches Liverpool the break as he bursts past Lucas and fires in a shot which is saved by Reina. Villa looking dangerous every tme they go forward now.

53
Villa now have a corner and Liverpool finally manage to clear the danger as the natives are getting restless.

50
Villa have a free-kick wide on the left, but Skrtel clears Bannan's cross into the box.

49
Another chance for Liverpool as Suarez cuts the ball back for Downing, but his effort is saved by Guzan.

48
Suarez turns Baker inside the box, but he cannot get enough power on his shot and it is comfortably saved by Guzan.

47
Liverpool win an early corner and there are strong shouts for a penalty as Agger appears to have his shirt held by Clark but the referee is not interested and waves away the appeals.

46
RESTART: Liverpool get the second half underway attacking the Kop end as they look to get back into the game.

46
Liverpool make a change at the break as Joe Cole replaces Shelvey.

HALF-TIME: The referee brings the first half to a close and it is 2-0 to Aston Villa with goals from Benteke and Weimann. Both goals came against the run of play, but Villa in a commanding position at the break.

45+1
Poor from the home side again inside the box as Allen gets in, but his control lets him down and the ball runs out of play.

45
There will be one minute of added time at the end of the opening 45 minutes.

44
Liverpool win a free-kick wide on the right as Lichaj fouls Sterling. Shelvey's free-kick drops to Sterling inside the box and he gets to the byline, but his cross is collected by Guzan.

43
Shelvey's volley from Sterling's cross bounces into the ground towards goal and Guzan decides to punch the ball away.

42
Liverpool guilty of overdoing again inside the box as first Suarez fails to get his shot away before Shelvey's attempted pass to Gerrard is overhit and runs through to Guzan.

39
More good defending from Villa as they snuff out the danger from Suarez inside the box. Paul Lambert will be delighted with the performance of his young defenders so far.

37
Thundering challenge from Baker on Sterling and the Liverpool winger has come off worst, but he is okay to continue.

36
Johnson's cross from the right is hopeful and sails straight out of play.

34
Villa look full of confidence now and with a bit more luck could have found themselves 2-0 up.

33
Villa go so close to making it 2-0 as Weimann capitalises on some slack defending from Johnson and sees his attempted chip land on top of the net with Reina beaten all ends up.

32
Gerrard plays in Suarez wide left inside the penalty area, but the striker drills his shot into the sidenetting.

31
The goal has come right against the run of play, but has lifted the travelling Villa fans.

29
Villa break the deadlock as Benteke fires the visitors in front with a speculative shot from the edge of the box catching Reina out.

28
Liverpool win a corner as Herd puts the ball behind.

27
Shelvey plays in Suarez who sees his shot saved by Guzan, but the offside flag is up against the Liverpool striker.

26
Villa just keep giving the ball back to Liverpool as they struggle to keep it up front.

24
Good defending from Herd to keep out Suarez as he tries to get on the end of Sterling's pass through the middle.

22
Good defending from Downing to prevent Weimann getting clear on goal from Benteke's pass. Play switches straight to the other end and Suarez gets into the box, but he makes a mess of it and Villa manage to clear the danger.

19
Nice touch from the Liverpool fans as they applaud with their Villa counterparts for Stan Petrov who is continuing his recovery from illness.

19
Great challenge from Baker as he makes a last-ditch challenge to prevent Shelvey giving Liverpool the lead after Suarez played in the midfielder 12 yards from goal.

18
Suarez picks out Gerrard's run into the box with a superb pass, but the Liverpool captain's control lets him down and the chance goes abegging.

17
From the resulting corner Weimann fires over the bar under pressure from a couple of Liverpool challenges.

17
Good run from Weimann as he gets on the end of Holman's through ball, but Reina sends him wide before diverting the ball for a corner. Good play from the Liverpool keeper.

16
Good defending from Baker to beat Sterling to the ball. Johnson's cross in the end falls straight into the arms of the grateful Guzan.

15
Suarez has taken a knock to the head after a clash with Clark, but the striker is okay to continue.

14
Guzan is quickly off his line to gather Johnson's attempted cross towards Suarez.

11
Gerrard's corner is adjudged to have gone out of play before curling back in as Agger's header is called back for a free-kick to the home side.

11
Another good move down the right sees Liverpool win a corner.

9
The balll drops to Joe Allen on the edge of the box, but the Welshman drags his effort wide of the target. Liverpool on top and creating some openings.

9
Downing works his way to the edge of the box and fires in a right-footed shot which flies just wide of the target.

7
Johnson's pass towards Suarez is overhit and runs out for a goalkick.

6
Seconds later and Suarez wastes a great opportunity to play Gerrard in on goal and when the ball finally drops to the Liverpool captain his effort is easily saved by Guzan. Big chance missed by the home side.

5
First chance of the game for Liverpool as Shelvey sends Downing in down the left and his cross is diverted towards his own goal by Lichaj who is relieved to see Guzan save the ball.

4
Guzan rushed into a hurried kick straight out of play by Suarez. Villa lining up with three centre-halves in Baker, Herd and Clark.

3
Gerrard's free-kick is poor and flies straight out of play as he is hits it too deep.

2
Downing getting booed by the Villa fans as Shelvey wins a free-kick wide on the left.

1
First chance for Villa as Benteke gets on the end of Bannan's free-kick from the left, but Reina manages to save the striker's header. Bright start from the visitors.

A minutes' applause before kick-off for former Liverpool manager Phil Taylor who passed away recently.

The two teams are enterting the pitch as we get ever closer to kick-off.

Villa fan Brian Cook is surprised that there is no Stephen Ireland on the bench and admits he would take a point from the game.

Mr bojangles via Twitter can see Villa winning 1-0.

Liverpool fan Lee is not so sure about Stewart Downing starting at left-back, but is happy to see Lucas back hoping it allows Steven Gerrard to get more forward.

Liverpool fan Harry Graham is also predicting a comfortable home win. What are your thoughts Villa fans?

Liverpool fan Lee is going for a Luis Suarez hat-trick in a 4-0 win.

Chad Newbould is predicting a 3-1 win for Liverpool with Suarez scoring two and Gerrard the other for the home side with Benteke netting for Villa. What do you think what are your predictions?

Liam Faulkner, who was born in the same town as Villa defender Matt Lowton is going for a 3-0 win for Liverpool with the returning Luis Suarez getting on the scoresheet.

I look forward to hearing from you and I will endeavour to post as many of your thoughts, opinions and reaction as I can.

Liverpool are the overwhelming favourites today at 1/3 with Aston Villa 17/2 and the draw 15/4. Luis Suarez returns from suspension for the Reds and is 3/1 to open the scoring, while Christian Benteke represents the visitors' best hope of a goal at 9/1 to score first.

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Aston Villa starting XI: Guzan, Lowton, Baker, Clark, Lichaj, Holman, Westwood, Bannan, Herd, Weimann, Benteke

Liverpool starting XI: Reina, Johnson, Skrtel, Agger, Downing, Allen, Lucas, Gerrard, Sterling, Shelvey, Suarez

The teams are in....

Welcome to our minute-by-minute commentary of Liverpool's Premier League game against Aston Villa from Anfield.

Premier League Fixtures

Saturday, 26 April 2014
12:45
Southampton v Everton  
15:00
Fulham v Hull City  
Stoke City v Tottenham  
Swansea v A Villa  
West Brom v West Ham  
17:30
Man Utd v Norwich  
Sunday, 27 April 2014
12:00
Sunderland v Cardiff  
14:05
Liverpool v Chelsea  
16:10
C Palace v Man City  
Monday, 28 April 2014
20:00
Arsenal v Newcastle  
Saturday, 03 May 2014
12:45
West Ham v Tottenham  
15:00
A Villa v Hull City  

Barclays Premier League

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Liverpool 35 52 80
2 Chelsea 35 41 75
3 Man City 34 56 74
4 Arsenal 35 21 70
5 Everton 35 23 69
6 Tottenham 35 2 63
7 Man Utd 34 16 57
8 Southampton 35 5 49
9 Newcastle 35 -15 46
10 Stoke City 35 -10 44
11 C Palace 35 -13 43
12 West Ham 35 -10 37
13 Swansea 35 -4 36
14 Hull City 34 -9 36
15 A Villa 34 -14 35
16 West Brom 34 -13 33
17 Norwich 35 -28 32
18 Cardiff 35 -34 30
19 Fulham 35 -42 30
20 Sunderland 34 -24 29

Updated Wed, 23 Apr 2014

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