Premier League team news: Liverpool v Aston Villa

Daniel Sturridge is set to play down the middle. Photo: PA

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is set for a recall to the starting line-up to face Aston Villa at home after scoring on his comeback from injury as a substitute at Stoke last weekend.

Midfielder Joe Allen and defender Mamadou Sakho return to the squad after both missing three matches through injury.

Defenders Jon Flanagan (hamstring), Jose Enrique (knee) and Daniel Agger (calf) are still absent.

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has two new faces in his squad for Saturday's Barclays Premier League clash with Liverpool at Anfield.

Striker Grant Holt and defender Ryan Bertrand are available after being signed on loan this week from Wigan and Chelsea respectively until the end of the season.

Lambert, however, is definitely without defender Nathan Baker after he sustained concussion in Monday's 2-1 home defeat to Arsenal.

Provisional squads

Liverpool: Mignolet, Johnson, Skrtel, Toure, Cissokho, Gerrard, Lucas, Henderson, Sterling, Sturridge, Suarez, Coutinho, Jones, Kelly, Sakho, Alberto, Aspas, Ibe, Ward.

Aston Villa: Guzan, Steer, Vlaar, Clark, Luna, Donacien, Bertrand, Lowton, Bacuna, El Ahmadi, Albrighton, Westwood, Delph, Sylla, Holt, Gardner, Tonev, Helenius, Weimann, Agbonlahor, Benteke, Bowery.