Liverpool travel to Villa Park today, for the first time in over 3 and a half years, to take on a team eager to break out of mid-table.
A win for Villa could see them rise as high as 8th, whilst Liverpool will end the weekend in top irrespective of result.
The 11th game of the season could be an opportunity for LFC to move past 30 points after an unbeaten start to the season - an unbeaten run that stretches all the way back into the start of 2019.
The reds have won four and lost one of the last 5 games in all competitions at Villa Park.
Both sides were drawn against each other in the Carabao Cup quarter final this week - a game that Liverpool may not be able to fix into a busy winter schedule. The Anfield giants made 11 changes for the thrilling midweek cup win over Arsenal, and it is expected that there will be a similar number of changes for today.
As it happened...
The reds are aiming for a 28th consecutive unbeaten league game.
Liverpool's record against newly promoted teams has been equally impressive under Jurgen Klopp. The reds have won the last 11 games against sides promoted from the Championship - that record stretches back more than two years to October 2017.
If selected, it could also be a return to Aston Villa for James Milner. He made 100 Premier League appearances for the club, scoring 12 goals in the process.
There is no Fabinho in today's starting eleven. Lallana replacing him. Keita makes the bench.
Remember: Fabinho is one yellow card away from a suspension - the next game is against Man City.
Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, Van Dijk, Robertson, Lallana, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Mane, Salah, Firmino.
Subs: Adrian, Fabinho, Milner, Keita, Gomez, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Origi.
There are a total of 8 Premier League games today, six of which (like LFC's game) are at the traditional 3pm kick off.
The lunchtime kickoff ended
Bournemouth 1-0 Man Utd.
Man City are at home to Southampton, who lost 9-0 in their last Premier League game. Arsenal are at home to Wolves.
Underway at Villa Park
1' El Ghazi gets a shot away early. Alisson called into action!
El Ghazi replacing Jack Grealish today who is unfit.
It's 3 years and 1 week since the then 18 year old Trent Alexander-Arnold made his debut for Liverpool in the EFL cup.
Today is his 100th Liverpool appearance, and he's the 4th youngest to reach it.
10' Cross comes in for Villa, Targett sends it in and they have loads of players free there. None of them can get a touch on it. If they had it would have been a goal.
Have Southampton scored too soon? They lead Man City 1-0.
17' Good move with Bobby Firmino involved. Henderson sends it in to the box. Mane puts it wide.
It was a looping ball in by the captain. Mane headed it across the face of goal and wide when he should have tried to power it in to the corner.
20' Free kick to Villa. 25 yards out.
21' Oh dear. That's disappointing. McGinn sends in the ball - and Trezeguet sticks it away with a half volley.
It's gone between Alisson's legs.
Firmino goal - flag goes straight up to rule it out.
VAR is checking.... this looks like it could be a goal.
38' Referee Jonathan Moss books Sadio Mane for simulation.
42' Tyrone Mings lucky to get a free kick there in a 50/50 with Adam Lallana.
Home side getting all the decisions today.
44' Mane powers into the area but Salah sticks it over the crossbar.
HT: Aston Villa 1-0 Liverpool
Trezeguet puts in his chance after a John McGinn cross. Firmino puts the ball in the net but it's flagged offside, replays show its onside, VAR calls it offside.
Is this going to be one of those days?
Underway. No changes.
The Premier League decided to tweet at half time.
We think they've embarrassed themselves here...
Liverpool's Roberto Firmino was flagged offside before putting the ball in the net against Aston Villa and the decision was confirmed by VAR— Premier League (@premierleague) November 2, 2019
The red line signifies Firmino and was aligned to his armpit, which was marginally ahead of the last Villa defender#AVLLIV pic.twitter.com/a2OnNWnz2E
55' Salah chance. Did it take a bobble? Either way - he absolutely launched his chance.
58' Virgil van Dijk goes into the book.
63' Divock Origi and Oxlade-Chamberlain are on. Wijnaldum and Salah are off.
67' Good hit by Trent Alexander-Arnold - goes out for a corner.
Man City have equalised at the Etihad.
68' Guilbert replaced by El Mohamady.
72' Another change for the home team.
Douglas Luiz replaced by Conor Hourihane.
Starting to look like a long way back from Liverpool, who despite the VAR incident, have been pretty poor for large periods of this game.
Divock Origi, however, is looking lively since his introduction.
73' That's pretty poor by Lallana. Handed a fine position to do something and couldn't sort out which foot to use.
77' Important interception there by Virgil van Dijk who denies what would have been a certain goal for the home side.
Frenetic end now to this game.
80' El Ghazi with a foul on Oxlade-Chamberlain.
10 minutes left for Liverpool to at least get an equaliser.
82' Alexander-Arnold flashes a shot wide.
Worse news from the Etihad. It's 2-1 now to Man City.
84' Keita on for Lallana.
85' Wesley off and Kodija on.
Liverpool's Premier League lead is about to be cut.
86' Sadio Mane cross and Andy Robertson heads in.
Andy Robertson's header was Liverpool's 17th shot of the second half.
And now Lovren's header goes narrowly wide.
5 minutes of added time
90+3' Trent Alexander-Arnold's direct free kick is deflected over. Corner.
90+4' LIVERPOOL HAVE DONE IT AGAIN!
Sadio Mane heads in from the corner.
Absolutely incredible comeback from Liverpool.
That's it. All over.
Aston Villa 1-2 Liverpool
You can hardly believe it. You cannot write this Liverpool team off.
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