Jurgen Klopp's side will be looking to build on their momentum as they look to add a seventh consecutive win in all competitions since returning to action after the November international break.
Gerrard has guided his new side to three wins out of four since making his return to the Premier League as manager, with a narrow defeat against league-leaders Man City the only blot on his record thus far.
The visitors are full of confidence and will undeniably pose a threat to the Reds, but Klopp's side remain the only team still unbeaten at home in the top flight, having also scored in their last 25 consecutive league outings.
There will undoubtedly be a fantastic atmosphere at Anfield as it welcomes back the former Liverpool captain, and the hope is that works in the Reds favour as they look for yet another three points at the top-end of the table.
Liverpool are likely to be without the services of Diogo Jota, who picked up a knock at Wolves last weekend and was yet to train with the squad before yesterday. Nathaniel Phillips will also be missing after sustaining a fractured cheekbone in midweek.
But the return of Roberto Firmino is a timely one, with the Brazilian back in team training earlier this week and possibly set to be included in the match-day squad for the first time in seven games.
Updated: 14:00 (GMT)
Liverpool: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Thiago, Henderson, Salah, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Mane. Substitutes: Kelleher, Konate, Milner, Keita, Gomez, Minamino, Jota, Tsimikas, Williams.
Aston Villa: Martinez, Cash, Konsa, Mings, Targett, McGinn, Nakamba, D Luiz, Ramsey, Watkins, Young. Substitutes: Hause, Steer, Hassan, El Ghazi, Sanson, Buendía, Chukwuemeka, Ings, Tuanzebe.
UK and USA TV Streaming
Due to the 3pm blackout rule, Liverpool vs Aston Villa is not televised live in the United Kingdom.
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