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Aston Villa vs. Liverpool live score, updates, highlights and lineups as Premier League returns

Two Premier League sides looking for a fresh start will go head-to-head when Aston Villa host Liverpool on Boxing Day.

Villa will be hoping the Unai Emery era can get underway in earnest after the disruption of the World Cup and a mixed return of two wins and two defeats prior to the break.

The Reds, meanwhile, are aiming to show a vast improvement on the league form they put in prior to several of their players heading out to Qatar.

Follow all the action from Villa Park in The Sporting News’ live coverage below.

MORE: Watch every Premier League match live with fuboTV in Canada

Aston Villa vs. Liverpool live score

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Aston Villa vs. Liverpool live updates, highlights

1.5 hrs from kickoff: One of the best grounds in English football.

2 hrs from kickoff: Hello and welcome to The Sporting News’ live coverage of Aston Villa vs. Liverpool at Villa Park. Can either of these side start climbing the Premier League table with three points on Boxing Day? Stick with us to find out.

Aston Villa vs. Liverpool lineups

Aston Villa’s injury picture remains unchanged following the World Cup with Brazilian duo Philippe Coutinho and Diego Carlos both still sidelined.

Goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez is still away celebrating Argentina’s World Cup triumph, with Robin Olsen set to step in, but Matty Cash and Leander Dendoncker should be fit to start.

Predicted Aston Villa XI (4-3-3): Olsen (GK) — Cash, Konsa, Mings, Digne — Dendoncker, Luiz, McGinn — Buendia, Ings, Bailey

Liverpool have been hit by a fresh injury blow for Luis Diaz, with the Colombia international out until February alongside Diogo Jota. Returning World Cup trio Virgil van Dijk, Fabinho and Alisson should all be back in action after the last two missed out on the Carabao Cup match against Manchester City.

Predicted Liverpool XI (4-3-3): Alisson (GK) — Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson — Fabinho, Thiago, Henderson — Salah, Nunez, Oxlade-Chamberlain

What time is Aston Villa vs. Liverpool?

Aston Villa play host to Liverpool at Villa Park on Monday, December 26. The kickoff is set for 5:30 p.m. local time.

Here’s how that time translates across some of the major territories:

  Kickoff time
USA 12:30 ET
Canada 12:30 ET
UK 17:30 GMT
Australia 04:40 AEDT*
India 23:00 IST
Hong Kong 01:30 HKT*
Malaysia 01:30 MYT*
Singapore 01:30 SGT*
New Zealand 06:30 NZDT*

*Game starts on December 27 in these time zones

Aston Villa vs. Liverpool live stream, TV channel

Here’s how to watch all of the action from this match in some of the major territories:

Region TV Streaming
Australia Optus Sport


Hong Kong Now TV
India Hotstar, JioTV
Malaysia Astro Go
New Zealand Sky Sport Now, Sky Go
Singapore StarHub TV+
UK Amazon Prime
USA USA Network, Universo fuboTV, Peacock

UK: Matches are carried across Sky Sports and BT Sport streaming and TV platforms, with select matches on Amazon Prime.

USA: Select matches are televised on USA Network (English) and Telemundo or Universo (Spanish), and all three channels can be streamed on fuboTV. The rest of the matches are streamed on NBC platform Peacock for subscribers.

Canada: Every Premier League game this season is live streamed exclusively via fuboTV in Canada.

Australia: Fans in Australia can stream every match live and on demand on Optus Sport. 

India: Star Sports network has the rights to show Premier League matches in India. As well as an English broadcast on Star Sports Select, select matches will be available via regional feeds on Star Sports 3 (in Bengali, English, Kannada, Malayalam), Star Sports 1 (Bangla) and Star Sports 1 (Tamil).

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