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Liverpool vs Ludogorets Razgrad team news: Raheem Sterling starts as Brendan Rodgers makes just one change from defeat to Aston Villa Note: We do not store your email address but your IP address will be logged to prevent abuse of this feature. Please read our Legal Terms & Policies Brendan Rodgers has made just one change to the Liverpool team that was beaten 1-0 to Aston Villa at Anfield on Saturday.
5 hrs ago | Greenwich Citizen
Aston Villa's Philippe Senderos, left, celebrates with teammate Nathan Baker after their team's 1-0 win against Liverpool during their English Premier League soccer match at Anfield Stadium, Liverpool, England, Saturday Sept. 13, 2014.
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Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert is confident of a speedy return to first team action for Christian Benteke after the Belgian returned to light training on Monday. Striker Benteke, who scored 11 goals last season and 23 in the 2012-13 season for Villa, has been out since April with an Achilles injury.
Here we analyse every game and pick out a star XI, choosing the best players in each position to meld a workable formation . Manchester United make up the bulk of the midfield after thrashing Queens Park Rangers on Sunday, while Aston Villa, Southampton and, of course, Diego Costa also feature.
It is one thing for Brendan Rodgers to promote his philosophy when he has one player scoring more than 30 goals in a season and his club has not got Europe to worry about. It is another entirely to try and maintain the same defiance with no Luis Suarez around and UEFA Champions League games to be planned for.
West Ham United will be looking to avoid a third defeat in four Premier League games as they travel to the KC Stadium to face Hull City. The home side have made an acceptable start, with four points taken from a possible nine, but manager Steve Bruce was left to rue an abject first half performance against Aston Villa last time out as they lost for the first time in the league this season.
Chelsea kept up their impressive start, while Arsenal held City at the Emirates, Southampton trounced Newcastle and Aston Villa ran out victors at Anfield The 2014-15 Premier League returned with a vengeance today following the international break - we had debuts-a-plenty, more goals than you can shake a stick at and a whiff managerial drama even at this early stage in the season. In the early kick-off , City showed their grit and determination to come back from behind at the Emirates, splitting the points at the end of an enjoyable 2-2 contest marked by some great goals.
The former Manchester United man - who is on a season-long loan from Old get on during his Villa debut? Did he demonstrate the talent shown during his impressive loan spell at Wigan Athletic a few seasons ago, or did he put in the type of performance that made him a figure of ridicule in Manchester? The 25-year-old midfielder provided a composed and assured display as he made his Villa bow. His performance was unspectacular, but he kept things simple and did what was required.
Brendan Rodgers accepted that Liverpool did not create enough opportunities after starting slowly as the Reds were overturned 1-0 by Aston Villa at Anfield on Saturday evening. The hosts were condemned to a second defeat in four Barclays Premier League matches at the outset of the new season by a ninth-minute conversion from Gabriel Agbonlahor.
Liverpool vs Aston Villa team news: Adam Lallana makes Liverpool debut as Philippe Coutinho and Lazar Markovic start for Reds Note: We do not store your email address but your IP address will be logged to prevent abuse of this feature. Please read our Legal Terms & Policies Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers handed summer signing Lazar Markovic his debut after naming the Serbian in the side to face Aston Villa, but there was no room for the in-form Raheem Sterling as the England midfielder dropped to the bench with Adam Lallana making his debut.
Once hailed as Villa's next 'boy wonder', this delightful quote sums up Gary Gardner's boyish wonder when it comes to his love of playing football. "When mum and dad went out we'd go down the park all day and when we got back we'd play football in the living room.
Roy Keane and Paul Lambert are perfect midfield role models for Tom Cleverley and Fabian Delph at Aston Villa... 28 trophies and over 1,300 appearances can't be wrong Cleverley has been ousted from the England team, while Delph made his debut last week against Norway and performed well against Switzerland Fabian Delph made his England debut last week against Norway, the first Aston Villa player since November 2011 to play for the Three Lions when Darren Bent made the last of his 13 caps in a 1-0 win over Sweden. Delph should earn plenty more caps after an assured performance in Switzerland on Monday.
The mercurial Italian could well lead the line alone in the absence of Daniel Sturridge, who sustained a thigh injury on England duty and is out of action for three weeks Mario Balotelli is in line to make his Anfield debut when Liverpool take on Aston Villa on Saturday. The Italian - signed from AC Milan for 16 million last month - could even lead the line alone for Brendan Rodgers' side in the absence of Daniel Sturridge, who suffered a thigh injury on England duty and is expected to be out of action for three weeks.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 05:44 pm
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