Aston Villa travel to Liverpool for an intriguing clash in the Premier League today. Unai Emery’s side have won four games in a row with 11 goals scored and only one conceded, albeit featuring an 8-0 demolition of Hibernian in their two-legged Europa Conference League play-off tie. It was originally due to take place under the Saturday 3pm blackout but was moved back due to Villa’s European commitments. Live blog: You can nonetheless follow all the action on matchday via Standard Sport’s live blog!’ Jurgen Klopp’s Reds, meanwhile, came from behind to beat Newcastle for a huge victory last weekend with Darwin Nunez the hero. Both sides added reinforcements on transfer deadline day. Ryan Gravenberch landed to complete Liverpool’s midfield while Aston Villa sign Clement Lenglet from Barcelona. Both sides added reinforcements on transfer deadline day. Ryan Gravenberch landed to complete Liverpool’s midfield while Aston Villa sign Clement Lenglet from Barcelona.
Liverpool will be looking to maintain pace with early Premier League leaders Manchester City on Sunday, but anybody not at Anfield will be unable to watch their clash with Aston Villa. Instead, Wolves ‘ visit to Crystal Palace is the game that will be shown in Sky Sports’ early afternoon offering. Fans will be forced to make-do with following the game on Twitter or on the radio, with no UK broadcaster screening the match live. It is a situation created by Aston Villa’s involvement in the Europa Conference League. The Midlands side hosted Hibernian in the second leg of their play-off qualification on Thursday night, winning 3-0 on the night to take their aggregate victory to an 8-0 thrashing.
Liverpool vs Aston Villa LIVE! Anfield hosts a fascinating match-up between two of the Premier League’s early high-flyers today, as Liverpool face Aston Villa. Both sides have won all of their games since a tricky opening weekend and want to head into the international break in fine spirit with a win this afternoon. Jurgen Klopp’s side will be without new signing Ryan Gravenberch but finally look to have improved their midfield situation regardless, and should hand Darwin Nunez a starting berth after his brace off the bench secured a huge victory at Newcastle a week ago.
Villa, meanwhile, come into this one off the back of a Europa Conference League cruise past Hibernian and a win on Merseyside will boost their confidence of competing on multiple fronts this season. This game is not on TV in the UK but you can follow Liverpool vs Aston Villa LIVE via Standard Sport’s matchday blog! The Europa League and Conference League have just sparked an array of fixture changes for these two teams. Aston Villa’s games against Chelsea, on September 24, Wolves, October 8, and Luton, October 29, are now all on Sundays just like today’s game. Liverpool will also play West Ham, Brighton and Nottingham Forest on those Sundays. Dates for November and December games will be confirmed at a later date.