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Villa v Liverpool media watch [23.08.13 PM]: More Reds previews
The afternoon claret and blue media headlines.
23rd Aug 2013
Villa v Liverpool media watch [23.08.13 PM]: More Reds previews


*The extracts on this page are taken from various newspapers and media outlets. They do not necessarily reflect the views of Aston Villa.

Express and Star: Gabby Agbonlahor admits Villa are aiming to repeat their 'win or bust' mentality to ensure they avoid another survival scrap. Fresh from giving Chelsea a major fright on Wednesday and shooting down Arsenal, confident Agbonlahor believes they will avoid another brush with the drop.

Express and Star: Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert insists his pitch-side exchanges with Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho at Stamford Bridge were predominantly "banter". The pair were engaged in what appeared to be some heated arguments by the touchline during Chelsea's 2-1 Barclays Premier League victory over Villa on Wednesday evening, with Lambert unhappy about two particular incidents.

ClubCall: Aston Villa should have defender Ciaran Clark available for Saturday's home clash with Liverpool, while Chris Herd could feature. Clark was forced off in the first half of the 2-1 loss at Chelsea on Wednesday with a head injury but is expected to be fit for the Reds' visit to Villa Park on Saturday evening.

Sky Sports: Paul Lambert insists Aston Villa are ready to 'go again' as they face their third daunting fixture in a week. Villa opened the season with a 3-1 victory at Arsenal before impressing in a 2-1 defeat at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night.

Best Of The Rest

Sky Sports: Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has claimed it is too late for Real Madrid to make a move for Luis Suarez.

BBC Sport: Chelsea have agreed a £30m deal to sign attacking midfielder Willian from Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala, subject to a work permit hearing.

Sky Sports: West Brom manager Steve Clarke has confirmed Nicolas Anelka has told him he wants to quit football, but is still hopeful the striker will reconsider his decision.

*The extracts on this page are taken from various newspapers and media outlets. They do not necessarily reflect the views of Aston Villa.

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