Villa are on the up of late, going on a four game unbeaten run and they have pulled themselves well clear of the relegation zone.
With Steve Bruce at the helm, Villa have started to play better football and he seems to be getting the best out of some of the fringe players at the club.
Villa have one of the strongest squads in the league on paper and they will be well equipped for a promotion chase, should Bruce manage to get Villa up there.
Steve Bruce’s arrival has coincided with the emergence of Nathan Baker, who has established himself as a regular in the absence of Tommy Elphick, and the Villa captain could only make the bench on Sunday when he returns.
There is a similar case with Gary Gardner, who has risen to prominence under Bruce after being mainly used as a bit-part player by di Matteo.
Villa are in a position of strength that enables them to sign from Premier League teams due to having “big club” status and plenty of money to spend.
One team they could sign from is Liverpool; they have several fringe players who could look for a loan exit from Anfield.
Here, I will look at two players who Villa should sign from Liverpool…