The Reds are looking to make it five league wins in a row this weekend, in order for their title charge to continue.
Standing in their way is an in-form Villa side rejuvenated since Gerrard replaced Dean Smith last month, so they could pose a threat.
Here are 10 things to know ahead of the game.
1. Villa made stuttering start
Villa went into the 2021/22 season with relatively high expectations, having finished 11th in the Premier League last term.
Things didn’t begin well, however, with a string of poor results eventually leading to Smith’s dismissal.
He was relieved of his duties after five defeats in succession, at a point when his side was languishing just two points above the relegation zone.
Smith’s dismissal led to the arrival of a certain Liverpool legend…
2. But Gerrard is off to a flier
Things couldn’t have gone much better from Gerrard so far, suggesting he is the real deal as a manager rather than a flash in the pan.
Gerrard immediately seems to have his squad playing for him and he has adopted an energetic style of football that is paying off.
3. Who’s out for Liverpool?
Liverpool’s early-season injury problems are easing, aiding their title chances hugely.
That being said, Diogo Jota is a doubt for Saturday’s game, with a late call set to be made regarding the Portuguese attacker.
4. Predicting Liverpool’s starting lineup
With Klopp making eight changes in midweek, there is little reason why the same starting XI that beat Wolves won’t take to the field at Anfield, barring the possible absence of Jota.
Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are also strong options, but substitute roles are more likely against Villa.
5. Villa team news
Villa don’t have European commitments this season, meaning they invariably have week-long breaks between matches.
For that reason, Gerrard is in a fairly healthy position on the injury front, meaning he could field a similar starting XI to the one that beat Leicester.
Emi Martinez, Matty Cash, Ezri Konsa and Tyrone Mings are expected to start, while Matt Targett and Ashley Young are competing at left-back.
In midfield, Marvelous Nakamba, Douglas Luiz and John McGinn look set to be Gerrard’s go-to three, with Jacob Ramsey, Emi Buendia and Ollie Watkins completing the lineup.
Former Liverpool man Danny Ings is back from injury but may only be on the bench. Bertrand Traore and Leon Bailey are unavailable and Trezeguet is a doubt.
Possible Villa XI: Martinez; Cash, Konsa, Mings, Targett; Nakamba, Luiz, McGinn; Ramsey, Buendia, Watkins
6. Villa’s past success at Anfield
No opponents have had any real joy of note at Anfield under Klopp, barring the freakish six-game losing run last season.
Granted, Villa have lost on their last three visits to Liverpool, but they have felt like something of a bogey side at times.
A 1-0 win at Anfield was secured back in 2014/15, thanks to a Gabby Agbonlahor goal, and 3-1 triumphs were also achieved in both 2009/10 and 2012/13.
Everything points towards a Reds win on Saturday, but Villa may not be a pushover, especially with the Gerrard factor thrown in.
6. Gerrard tipped for Liverpool job
Speaking to reporters, Klopp spoke about Gerrard’s hopes of taking charge at Anfield one day, insisting that the time has to be right:
“Oh yeah. Yes, I think, absolutely. The only problem is when is the right moment for that? Not only about Stevie, but we saw it with Frank at Chelsea, a similar story.
“Stevie is doing really well in the moment. He’s very young still, from a manager’s point of view. So when is the right moment to take the job? Not to say that he’s not able to do it, but how long you want to do it.
“Is it the last job you do? The second job, third job you do?
“These are questions I cannot answer, but yes, I think it will definitely happen. And good for everybody!”
It’s a given, isn’t it?
8. Did you know?
The remarkable Mo Salah is surely the best player in the world at the moment, with his tally of 20 goals by early December bordering on astonishing.
To put his form into context, he had scored 19 goals at this point in his debut season – 24 appearances, compared to 21 currently – when he went on to score 44 times, in all competitions.
The idea of Salah bettering that record seemed scarcely believable – if he does, it will only strengthen his argument for being one of the greatest players in Liverpool’s history.
It is also worth noting that while the 29-year-old had registered four assists at this point in 2017/18, he has nine this time around, highlighting his all-round quality.
9. Attwell takes charge
Stuart Attwell has been confirmed as the referee for Saturday’s match, while Mike Dean is on VAR duty.
Attwell has already taken charge of one Liverpool game this season – the 3-3 draw at Brentford, in which he managed to avoid any controversial decisions.
Here’s hoping the same applies on Saturday.
10. Yet another non-televised game!
For the third weekend in a row, Liverpool have a 3 o’clock kickoff on a Saturday to look forward to.
Our matchday live blog is, therefore, the place to be, with Joanna Durkan keeping you entertained and providing minute-by-minute updates from 2.15pm.