Liverpool are seen as 1/4 comfortable favourites to beat an Aston Villa side who are playing their second game in five days.
Liverpool have drifted away from the title fight in recent weeks but some confident performances in 2014 will see them get right back into the mix should they defeat Aston Villa at Anfield.
Before the evening kickoff, Liverpool find themselves in fourth place but are a staggering six points behind Arsenal with half of the season already gone.
After making a dramatic impact on his return from injury, Daniel Sturridge is expected to start his first game of 2014 after sustaining an injury back in November.
Having missed out in the 5-3 win against Stoke, both Joe Allen and Mamadou Sakho have overcome their fitness probems and are also expected to start in the late kick-off.
Liverpool have improved their fame defensively this season and Brendan Rogers side have the best defensive home record in the Premier League this season only conceding 6 times since August.
Aston Villa are in action for the second time in five days and The Villans are sitting comfortably in 11th after losing 2-1 to Arsena on Monday night.
The only new absentee from Paul Lambert’s squad will be Nathan Baker who picked up a concussion on Monday and has been ruled out for the forseeable future.
Alongside that, Lambert will also have the opportunity to hand debuts to both Ryan Bertrand and Grant Holt who both joined the club on loan earlier this week.
Having ended his goal drought against Arsenal on Monday, striker Christian Benteke will be keen to add to his goo record against Liverpool where he has scored three in three games against the side.
Villa’s recent record against Liverpool will make them feel slightly confident for the trip to Merseyside although The Reds will be keen to get victory and push forward in their tite challenge.