Lanzini back for Saints and Payet back for Liverpool


bilicSlaven Bilic held his pre match press conference this morning

“It is good news that Dimtri Payet is ahead of schedule. He should train with us after Villa and is with the fitness coaches now. He might be involved in the Liverpool game which would be a big boost for us. Lanzini is progressing and will probably be available for the Southampton game. It looks like it will be the same squad as v Swansea for Villa, but we should have one or two back for Southampton.

“We will train on Christmas Day, in the afternoon, then we will travel to Birmingham. It’s as usual in England – that’s the schedule. Every game is difficult in the Premier League and Aston Villa are struggling, but they played a good game against Newcastle last week.

“They are fighting for their lives and will have confidence from that away point. I am not expecting anything easier than Swansea, Stoke or Man Utd. They have some quality players who can hurt you.

“It’s great that Mark Noble is going to have a testimonial game. He deserves it and is a Club legend.”

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  • johnboy says:

    Legend ?
    Loyal ! Home grown , absolutely .
    But legends are the Moore’s the brookings ,dev,s bonds ,
    Sorry Slav that does not wash .

    Same squad for villa I see , hope there will be a start for Valencia , Cullen oxford and obiang,
    Villa IMO are a better side technically than Swansea are , perform like we did on Sunday and we will get beaten !

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