The 26-year-old joined the Reds from Southampton this summer, but, after picking up an injury during pre-season, he has been unable to make his debut for the club until today.
Meanwhile, Tom Cleverley will make his debut for Aston Villa after joining the club on a season-long loan from Manchester United on transfer deadline-day.
Liverpool: Mignolet; Manquillo, Lovren, Sakho, Moreno; Gerrard, Henderson, Coutinho; Markovic, Lallana, Balotelli
Aston Villa: Guzan; Hutton, Baker, Senderos, Cissokho; Westwood, Delph, Cleverley; Richardson, Agbonlahor, Weimann
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