Aston Villa vs Liverpool

Action images from the English Premier League match at Villa Park in Birmingham.

Liverpool's Steven Gerrard (left) and Kolo Toure (right) celebrate after the final whistle
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Liverpool's Steven Gerrard (left) and Kolo Toure (right) celebrate after the final whistle
*ALTERNATE CROP* Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge celebrates after the final whistle
Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Aston Villa v Liverpool - Villa Park
*ALTERNATE CROP* Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge celebrates after the final whistle
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - AUGUST 24: Liverpool player Phillipe Coutinho (l) is challenged by Karim El Ahmadi during the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and Liverpool at Villa Park on August 24, 2013 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Aston Villa v Liverpool - Premier League
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - AUGUST 24: Liverpool player Phillipe Coutinho (l) is challenged by Karim El Ahmadi during the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and Liverpool at Villa Park on August 24, 2013 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers gives instructions on the touchline
Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Aston Villa v Liverpool - Villa Park
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers gives instructions on the touchline
Liverpool's Steven Gerrard sits on the pitch during the match
Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Aston Villa v Liverpool - Villa Park
Liverpool's Steven Gerrard sits on the pitch during the match
Liverpool's Glen Johnson (centre) slides in on Aston Villa's Christian Benteke (left) as Leiva Lucas (right) looks on
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Liverpool's Glen Johnson (centre) slides in on Aston Villa's Christian Benteke (left) as Leiva Lucas (right) looks on
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - AUGUST 24: Liverpool player Daniel Agger (l) challenges Villa keeper Brad Guzan during the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and Liverpool at Villa Park on August 24, 2013 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Aston Villa v Liverpool - Premier League
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - AUGUST 24: Liverpool player Daniel Agger (l) challenges Villa keeper Brad Guzan during the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and Liverpool at Villa Park on August 24, 2013 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Aston Villa's Antonio Luna (right) and Liverpool's Jordan Henderson (left) battle for the ball
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Aston Villa's Antonio Luna (right) and Liverpool's Jordan Henderson (left) battle for the ball
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - AUGUST 24: Liverpool player Daniel Agger in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and Liverpool at Villa Park on August 24, 2013 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Aston Villa v Liverpool - Premier League
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - AUGUST 24: Liverpool player Daniel Agger in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and Liverpool at Villa Park on August 24, 2013 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Liverpool's Kolo Toure (left) and Aston Villa's Christian Benteke (right) battle for the ball
Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Aston Villa v Liverpool - Villa Park
Liverpool's Kolo Toure (left) and Aston Villa's Christian Benteke (right) battle for the ball
Liverpool's Kolo Toure (top) and Aston Villa's Christian Benteke (right) battle for the ball
Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Aston Villa v Liverpool - Villa Park
Liverpool's Kolo Toure (top) and Aston Villa's Christian Benteke (right) battle for the ball
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - AUGUST 24: Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard (c) is challenged by Villa player Gabriel Agbonlahor (2nd left) during the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and Liverpool at Villa Park on August 24, 2013 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Aston Villa v Liverpool - Premier League
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - AUGUST 24: Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard (c) is challenged by Villa player Gabriel Agbonlahor (2nd left) during the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and Liverpool at Villa Park on August 24, 2013 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
*ALTERNATE CROP* Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge celebrates after scoring his team's opening goal
Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Aston Villa v Liverpool - Villa Park
*ALTERNATE CROP* Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge celebrates after scoring his team's opening goal
Liverpool's Iago Aspas (left) and Aston Villa's Antonio Luna (right) battle for the ball
Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Aston Villa v Liverpool - Villa Park
Liverpool's Iago Aspas (left) and Aston Villa's Antonio Luna (right) battle for the ball
Liverpool's Steven Gerrard (left) and Aston Villa's Gabriel Agbonlahor (right) battle for the ball
Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Aston Villa v Liverpool - Villa Park
Liverpool's Steven Gerrard (left) and Aston Villa's Gabriel Agbonlahor (right) battle for the ball
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - AUGUST 24: Liverpool player Daniel Sturridge (l) holds off Villa player Jores Okore during the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and Liverpool at Villa Park on August 24, 2013 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Aston Villa v Liverpool - Premier League
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - AUGUST 24: Liverpool player Daniel Sturridge (l) holds off Villa player Jores Okore during the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and Liverpool at Villa Park on August 24, 2013 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Liverpool's Iago Aspas (left) and Aston Villa's Antonio Luna (right) battle for the ball
Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Aston Villa v Liverpool - Villa Park
Liverpool's Iago Aspas (left) and Aston Villa's Antonio Luna (right) battle for the ball
Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert (back) on the touchline alongside Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers
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Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert (back) on the touchline alongside Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers
Aston Villa's Gabriel Agbonlahor (centre) is surrounded by Liverpool's Kolo Toure (left) and Glen Johnson (right)
Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Aston Villa v Liverpool - Villa Park
Aston Villa's Gabriel Agbonlahor (centre) is surrounded by Liverpool's Kolo Toure (left) and Glen Johnson (right)
Aston Villa's Christian Benteke (right) and Liverpool's Kolo Toure (left) battle for the ball
Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Aston Villa v Liverpool - Villa Park
Aston Villa's Christian Benteke (right) and Liverpool's Kolo Toure (left) battle for the ball
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - AUGUST 24: Daniel Sturridge of Liverpool rounds goalkeeper Brad Guzan of Aston Villa to score the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and Liverpool at Villa Park on August 24, 2013 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
Aston Villa v Liverpool - Premier League
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - AUGUST 24: Daniel Sturridge of Liverpool rounds goalkeeper Brad Guzan of Aston Villa to score the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and Liverpool at Villa Park on August 24, 2013 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - AUGUST 24: Liverpool player Daniel Agger (r) challenges Villa player Christian Benteke during the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and Liverpool at Villa Park on August 24, 2013 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Aston Villa v Liverpool - Premier League
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - AUGUST 24: Liverpool player Daniel Agger (r) challenges Villa player Christian Benteke during the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and Liverpool at Villa Park on August 24, 2013 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Aston Villa's Gabriel Agbonlahor (centre) is surrounded by Liverpool's Kolo Toure (left) and Glen Johnson (right)
Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Aston Villa v Liverpool - Villa Park
Aston Villa's Gabriel Agbonlahor (centre) is surrounded by Liverpool's Kolo Toure (left) and Glen Johnson (right)
Aston Villa's Christian Benteke (right) and Liverpool's Kolo Toure (left) battle for the ball
Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Aston Villa v Liverpool - Villa Park
Aston Villa's Christian Benteke (right) and Liverpool's Kolo Toure (left) battle for the ball
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - AUGUST 24: Daniel Sturridge of Liverpool rounds goalkeeper Brad Guzan of Aston Villa to score the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and Liverpool at Villa Park on August 24, 2013 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
Aston Villa v Liverpool - Premier League
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - AUGUST 24: Daniel Sturridge of Liverpool rounds goalkeeper Brad Guzan of Aston Villa to score the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and Liverpool at Villa Park on August 24, 2013 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - AUGUST 24: Liverpool player Daniel Agger (r) challenges Villa player Christian Benteke during the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and Liverpool at Villa Park on August 24, 2013 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Aston Villa v Liverpool - Premier League
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - AUGUST 24: Liverpool player Daniel Agger (r) challenges Villa player Christian Benteke during the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and Liverpool at Villa Park on August 24, 2013 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

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