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.


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.