Liverpool take on Aston Villa at the weekend and, as it goes, a substantial number of players have represented both sides down the years.

Christian Benteke moved from Villa Park to Anfield last summer for a whopping £32.5m, and hasn’t had the impact that Reds fans would’ve hoped.

Stewart Downing was another recent big money signing from Villa that didn’t work out for the Reds.

Here’s an XI of guys that have pulled on both teams’ colours, some more successfully so than others.

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