Liverpool v Aston Villa: Confirmed XI's – Emre Can makes first FA Cup semi-final start


Liverpool take on Aston Villa in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley Stadium hoping to book a place in the final for the first time since 2012.

Reds captain Steven Gerrard will start after service a three match suspension.

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Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel also returns from suspension feature in defence with Emre Can.

Reds boss Brendan Rodgers has reverted to a defensive back-three following the return of Skrtel.

Can, Skrtel and Dejan Lovren will start in defence for Liverpool.

Mamadou Sakho is out injured as is striker Daniel Sturridge.

Aston Villa are without Gabriel Agbonlahor and Carlos Sanchez misses the clash through suspension.

Aston Villa – Liverpool

Stadium: Wembley

Kick-Off: 15:00 GMT

Referee: Michael Oliver

Aston Villa’s possible starting lineup:
Given, Bacuna, Baker, Vlaar, Richardson, Westwood, Delph (c), Cleverley, Grealish, N’Zogbia, Benteke

Subs: Guzan, Okore, Sinclair, Weimann, Cole, Lowton, Gil

Manager: Tim Sherwood

Liverpool’s possible starting lineup:
Mignolet, Can, Skrtel, Lovren, Moreno, Allen, Henderson, Gerrard, Markovic, Coutinho, Sterling

Subs: Jones, Johnson, Toure, Lambert, Manquillo, Borini, Balotelli

Manager: Brendan Rodgers