Stuart Taylor won't stand aside for Scott Carson should the Liverpool goalkeeper complete his move to Aston Villa.

"I'm 27 in November and it's my aim to play," said Taylor, who joined Villa on a four-year deal from Arsenal in June 2005. "I wasn't expecting Thomas to get injured on tour as I only expected to play 45 minutes each match but at least I've got the advantage of getting games in before the Premier League starts to get myself sharper.

"I ended up getting an hour against Toronto and then the full game against Columbus which was good and I just go into training and plug away every day - that's all I can do."