Aston Villa’s FA Cup tie in opposition to Premier League champions Liverpool remains to be set to go forward tonight regardless of the Villa squad being hit by a ‘important’ coronavirus outbreak.
Villa confirmed yesterday that they had a batch of constructive outcomes following exams within the build-up to the third spherical of the cup this weekend.
Dean Smith’s aspect host Liverpool tonight amid a busy future schedule for each golf equipment and it’s prone to be a special look with a workforce of kids taking up the champions.
They’re desperate to get the match performed and, because it stands, it’s on.
When it comes to the soccer on the pitch, Liverpool will head to Villa Park nonetheless reeling from their embarrassing 7-2 league defeat there in October.
Villa have been excellent as they brushed the champions apart however, it guarantees to be a really completely different recreation this night amid the COVID-19 points.
Aston Villa v Liverpool: Find out how to pay attention
This match will get underneath method at 7:45pm on Friday, January 8.
Full protection from Villa Park shall be completely reside on talkSPORT, with our pre-match build-up beginning at 7pm.
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Aston Villa v Liverpool: Group information
It’s understood Aston Villa will discipline a ‘youth’ workforce with U23 coach Mark Delaney within the dugout as a substitute of Dean Smith.
Villa mentioned yesterday ‘a lot of first workforce gamers’ had examined constructive and it stays to be seen if any Premier League regulars can characteristic.
Ross Barkley, Trezeguet and Wesley Moraes will certainly not play attributable to damage.
As for Liverpool, they are going to once more be with out Naby Keita whereas Joel Matip is a doubt too.
Diogo Jota, Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Konstantinos Tsimikas are all nonetheless on the sidelines.
Aston Villa v Liverpool: What has been mentioned?
The FA launched the next assertion on Thursday, January 7, stating they’re working laborious to ensure the sport goes forward.
They mentioned: “The Soccer Affiliation and Aston Villa are working intently collectively to strive to make sure that the membership’s Third Spherical Correct fixture with Liverpool can go forward as deliberate at Villa Park tomorrow night.
“Last affirmation shall be made tomorrow pending the outcomes of further COVID-19 testing.”
Aston Villa v Liverpool: Match stats and information
- Aston Villa have misplaced six of their final seven FA Cup video games in opposition to Liverpool, although they did win the final such assembly between the perimeters within the 2015 semi-final at Wembley (2-1).
- On every of the final three events Liverpool have eradicated Aston Villa from the FA Cup they’ve gone on to succeed in the ultimate (1987-88, 1991-92 and 1995-96).
- Since beating Liverpool within the 2014-15 semi-final, Aston Villa have misplaced their final three FA Cup video games in opposition to Premier League sides by an mixture rating of 0-10.
- Liverpool have been eradicated from 4 of their final six FA Cup ties in opposition to fellow Premier League sides, with the 2 exceptions in that run each coming in third spherical matches in opposition to Everton (2-1 in 2017-18, 1-Zero in 2019-20).