Liverpool vs Aston Villa team news: Daniel Sturridge starts alongside Danny Ings at Anfield

The Reds have won just twice in their opening six Premier League games

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Daniel Sturridge starts again for Liverpool, after making his injury comeback last weekend against Norwich City. Danny Ings, who has two goals in his last two games, will partner the England international up front. Brendan Rodgers appears to have opted for a back four, with Mamadou Sakho alongside Martin Skrtel in the centre of defence. Dejan Lovren, who sustained an injury in the Capital One Cup tie against Carlisle United, is expected to be out for around two months.

Tim Sherwood, meanwhile, starts Jack Grealish alongside Scott Sinclair and Rudy Gestede in the front three. Joleon Lescott partners captain Micah Richards in defence, while Irish international Ciaran Clark sits on the bench. 

Liverpool: Mignolet, Clyne, Skrtel, Sakho, Moreno, Can, Lucas, Milner, Coutinho, Ings, Sturridge

Subs: Bogdan, Toure, Gomez, Lallana, Allen, Origi, Ibe

Aston Villa: Guzan, Hutton, Richards, Lescott, Amavi, Sanchez, Gana, Westwood, Gestede, Grealish, Sinclair

Subs: Bunn, Clark, Bacuna, Veretout, Ayew, Traore, Gil

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