Ashley’s absent for visit of Reds

Young has started all 19 of Villa’s league games to date this

season but will have to serve a one-game ban after collecting his

fifth yellow card of the campaign against Arsenal at the Emirates

Stadium on Sunday. Villa boss Martin O’Neill has hinted he may make

changes, particularly with Liverpool having an extra 24 hours to

recover following their Boxing Day victory over Wolves. The likes

of John Carew, Nigel Reo-Coker, Habib Beye, James Collins, Steve

Sidwell and Fabian Delph will come into the equation for possible

starts against Rafael Benitez’s side. Villa (from): Friedel, Guzan,

Luke Young, Beye, Dunne, Collins, Cuellar, Clark, Warnock, Milner,

Petrov, Downing, Sidwell, Reo-Coker, Delph, Gardner, Agbonlahor,

Carew, Heskey, Delfouneso, Albrighton.