Given Villa's predicament you might expect Liverpool to be heavy favourites, but the Reds are enduring a tough spell at the moment and have been hard to beat at home of late.
After a club-record 19-game winless streak, Villa have won two and lost only one of their last five league games to give themselves a glimmer of hope of beating the drop and maintaining their status as one of the few clubs to never be relegated since the introduction of the Premier League.
Still, they will need a finish like Leicester City managed last season if they are to stay up, with the gap to safety eight points with only 13 games of the season to go.
Victory over Norwich made it four league games unbeaten at Villa Park and avoiding defeat in two days' time would make it five without a loss at home for the first time in over a year.
Garde was also asked about his own future yesterday and said that he would consider staying at the club should they be relegated, but only if he were given funds to invest in the squad after failing to sign a single new player in the January transfer window.
Recent Premier League form: LWDDLW
Recent form (all competitions): DWDLLW
A terrible week on the field, but a triumphant one off it for Reds supporters after their walk-out protest in the 77th minute of last Saturday's match against Sunderland caused the club's owners to scrap its ticket-price hike on Wednesday.
A healthy chunk of the Anfield crowd made their way out with their side leading 2-0 against the lowly Black Cats, but those that stayed saw Sunderland pull off a miraculous late fightback to earn a point.
The Reds' stuttering form means that they are 12 points behind the top four and Merseyside rivals Everton have climbed above them on goal difference.
Things got worse on Tuesday night when Liverpool travelled to West Ham United for an FA Cup fourth-round replay and lost in heartbreaking circumstances in the 120th minute just seconds before a penalty shootout would have been needed.
One positive from the midweek defeat was the return of Daniel Sturridge, who has scored four goals in three Premier League appearances for Liverpool against Aston Villa, including two composed finishes in the reverse earlier this season.
Since joining the club in January 2013, Sturridge has only played one more game (60) than he has missed (59) for Liverpool in the Premier League, but if he can stay fit for the remainder of the campaign he may compete with the likes of Wayne Rooney, Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy for a place in Roy Hodgson's England attack at Euro 2016.
Recent form: LDLWLD
Recent form (all competitions): WWDLDL
Former Villa man Benteke scored five goals in six appearances in all competitions against Liverpool for Villa before moving to Merseyside this summer and he is two goals away from 50 in the Premier League, but the Belgian has failed to net in his last five league appearances and Sturridge may be the preferred choice if Klopp decides against in-form Roberto Firmino leading the line.
Allen's place in midfield should be taken by Philippe Coutinho after the Brazilian returned against West Ham in midweek and scored a cheeky free kick to level the scores.
Changes are unlikely from Garde after Villa's win over Norwich, but Alan Hutton is available again having overcome a hamstring problem.
Villa possible starting lineup:
Bunn; Richards, Okore, Lescott, Cissokho; Bacuna, Gueye, Westwood; Gil, Veretout; Agbonlahor
Liverpool possible starting lineup:
Mignolet; Clyne, Toure, Sakho, Moreno; Henderson, Can, Milner; Lallana, Firmino, Coutinho
Head To Head
Liverpool, who won the reverse 3-2 at Anfield, have won four of the last six Premier League meetings with Villa and all of their last four visits to Villa Park.
In fact, the Reds have won 11 and lost just one of their last 17 Premier League visits to Villa Park.
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We say: Villa 1-3 Liverpool
Liverpool will be desperate to find some form ahead of the League Cup final later this month and with Sturridge fit for the time being, Villa might be the perfect opponents for Klopp's men to get back to winning ways.