FA Cup: Aston Villa vs Liverpool and other round 3 fixtures
Aston Villa vs Liverpool
England – FA Cup
Date: Friday, 8 January 2021
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Villa Park.
Liverpool travel to Villa Park on Friday night for an FA Cup third round tie against Aston Villa.
The Reds won’t have happy memories of their last visit to Birmingham, as they were beaten 7-2 on an awful night for them in October.
With this being the early stages of the competition, Liverpool are unlikely to field a full-strength lineup, especially with this game coming hot on the heels of the hectic festive period.
However, the Reds do need a lift in form and confidence. Since beating Crystal Palace 7-0 in mid-December, they’ve gone three games without a win, picking up only two points from those games.
Liverpool haven’t scored since Sadio Mane’s early goal against West Bromwich Albion at Anfield on 27 December. They lost 1-0 to Southampton on Monday night, with a Danny Ings goal settling the tie.
Villa are also coming off a loss. They were valiant in their performance at Old Trafford against Manchester United, but still lost 2-1.