Teams: Aston Villa v Liverpool

The two teams for today’s Villa v Liverpool match have been announced. The only change Liverpool have made to the side that won 3-0 against Anderlecht on Tuesday sees Djibril Cisse coming in for Peter Crouch. Crouch is therefore denied a start against his former club, unlike former Red Milan Baros who is selected for Villa alongside Kevin Phillips.

Aston Villa: T Sorensen, M Delaney, O Mellberg, L Ridgewell, G Barry, S Davis, G McCann, E Bakke, J Milner, M Baros, K Phillips. Subs: J Samuel, L Hendrie, J Angel, S Taylor, L Moore

Liverpool: J Reina, S Finnan, S Hyypia, J Carragher, J Riise, S Gerrard, X Alonso, M Sissoko, S Luis Garcia, F Morientes, D Cisse. Subs: J Dudek, H Kewell, P Crouch, S Warnock, B Zenden

Ref: S Bennett