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Friday, March 20, 2009

Liverpool Vs Aston Villa Sunday 22/3/09

The powerful Norwegian is finally back. After 2 substitute appearances, he is deemed to be properly fit by Martin O'Neill.

With him back in the mix, Aston Villa will be more ready to meet an in form Liverpool side which had humilliated Manchester United earlier with a 4-1 thrashing and an 8-1 aggregate thrashing of Real Madrid.

News of Benitez 5 year contract extension also booast the morale of an in form Liverpool squad.

Villa faces a huge challenge from Liverpool on Sunday.

However Martin O'Neill is optimistic of his chances having his top striker John Carew back in the fold. The Villa attack had lack potency early this year with drop in form of strikers Gabby and Heskey.

Martin says,"The great thing about it is that John Carew now is getting really properly fit," O'Neill was quoted as saying on Sky Sports News. "He played nearly a full game up at Everton.

"Now, in the little training sessions that he has been doing recently, he has been really sharp. He is really raring to go, which is great.

"The two goals he has got after coming on as a substitute will also have given him a big boost of confidence.

"It is great to see him back when, in actual fact, you probably thought that it might have been really hard work coming back from the injury.

"John coming back and firing and going well with confidence high is great. I think that will be a major boost to us."