With the Gareth Barry transfer saga now ended with the player remaining at Villa – something which seemed highly unlikely all summer.
Rafa Benitez will be without captain Steven Gerrard who underwent a groin operation on Thursday which will also see him miss the international fixtures.
Javier Mascherano and Lucas Leiva are available after Olympic duty. Mascherano is likely to replace Gerrard the Liverpool line-up.
Kick-off at Villa Park is 4pm and the match is live on Sky Sports.