Clark should be fit for Liverpool game

Republic of Ireland international should recover in time from a head injury sustained midweek against Chelsea

Aston Villa’s Ciaran Clark.

Aston Villa’s Ciaran Clark.

Fri, Aug 23, 2013, 10:27

Aston Villa should have Republic of Ireland defender Ciaran Clark available for Saturday’s Barclays Premier League home clash with Liverpool.

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, while midfielder Chris Herd could be in contention for a first appearance this term following his calf problem.

Defender Nathan Baker (ankle) remains a doubt and winger Charles N’Zogbia (Achilles) definitely misses out.

Aston Villa squad: Guzan, Steer, Baker, Bennett, Vlaar, Okore, Clark, Luna, Lowton, Bacuna, El Ahmadi, Albrighton, Westwood, Delph, Herd, Sylla, Gardner, Tonev, Helenius, Weimann, Agbonlahor, Benteke, Bowery.