Liverpoolfc.tv looks back on Villa's last five visits to Anfield ahead of Sunday's Barclays Premier League clash.
Liverpool 2-2 Aston Villa
Premier League 2007-08
A late goal from substitute Peter Crouch rescued a dramatic point for Liverpool after Aston Villa threatened to produce an old fashioned smash and grab. The Reds had taken the lead through Yossi Benayoun only for Martin O'Neill's men to turn the game on its head with two goals in three crazy minutes. Thankfully, with injury-time looming, our lanky striker sent the Kop into raptures with a hooked shot to level the scores.
Liverpool 3-1 Aston Villa
One of the finest displays by any top-flight side throughout 2006-07, with first-half goals from Dirk Kuyt, Peter Crouch and Luis Garcia humbling the in-form midlanders. Gabriel Agbonlahor snatched a second-half consolation strike for the visitors before Chris Sutton forced Pepe Reina into a superb diving save, but anything other than a clear Liverpool victory would have been an injustice.
Liverpool 3-1 Aston Villa
The Anfield scoreboard read 1-0 after just four minutes when Fernando Morientes latched on to a Xabi Alonso throughball before skipping past a Villa defender and finishing coolly beyond Thomas Sorensen. Things went from bad to worse for the visitors, who, spirited though they were, needed more than an (Juan Pablo) Angel to thwart a spellbinding Steven Gerrard. The skipper added a brace his 20th and 21st of the season - to help Liverpool record their 10th straight win, a sequence which left them level on points with second placed Man Utd going into the final week of the season.
Liverpool 2-1 Aston Villa
There might have been little riding on this, the final league game of the season, but there was no telling that to the Liverpool players, each dreaming of a starting place in Istanbul in 10 days' time. And no one made more of an impression than Djibril Cisse, who completed his comeback from a broken leg with two well-taken first-half goals. Victory ensured Liverpool weren't pipped to fifth place by north-west rivals Bolton, not that the home fans were fussed. They were off trying to buy a decent fez.
Liverpool 1-0 Aston Villa
Crisis, what crisis? The week began with a turbulent AGM in which some shareholders aired their unrest at the club's mediocre league position. However, this result meant Gerard Houllier could boast three wins out of three, albeit thanks to a bizarre own goal from Mark Delaney in the opening 45 minutes. The game also went down in the Anfield record books, with Paul Jones becoming the club's oldest post-war debutant after signing on loan to replace the suspended Jerzy Dudek and crocked Chris Kirkland.