Date: 10th April 2021 at 5:15pm
Written by:
Liverpool
2 – 1
Aston Villa

Anfield

Premier League

10/04/2021 3:00 pm

Attendance: 0

Referee: Paul Tierney

Liverpool Aston Villa
Salah (57), Alexander-Arnold (90+1) Watkins (43)
Alisson Martinez
Alexander-Arnold Cash
Phillips Konsa
 
Kabak 89 Mings
Robertson
 
Targett
 
Wijnaldum 70 Douglas Luiz
 
Fabinho Nakamba 66
Milner
 
Traore 68
Salah McGinn
Firmino 75 Trezeguet 82
Jota Watkins
 

Substitutes

Thiago Alcantara 70 Heaton
Keita Taylor
Mane 75 Barkley 66
Adrian El Ghazi 68
Oxlade-Chamberlain Engels
Tsimikas Elmohamady
Shaqiri 89 Hause
Davies Davis
Williams Ramsey 82

Game Statistics

23 Goal attempts 9
10 On Target 5
7 Corners 0
16 Fouls 11
2 Yellow Cards 4
0 Red Cards 0
67 % 33

Saturday’s Premier League clash saw us make the trip up to Anfield to face Jurgen Klopp’s struggling Liverpool side, but with our form, few Aston Villa fans were confident ahead of this one.

It was a poor game in reality, and the hosts predictably dominated possession and created the better chances across the 90, but we were never really out of it and we had some good chances ourselves.

The game did have plenty of talking points – particularly as it looked like we might complete a smash and grab when Ollie Watkins opened the scoring 43 minutes in. VAR was even nice to us today as it rightly scrubbed off a Liverpool goal for a clear offside when we got the micrometers out, but just ahead of the hour mark the inevitable equaliser came and although we were looking like we might end the second half stronger, the sucker punch came one minute into injury time and 2-1 was how it finished.

All in, it goes down as a disappointing defeat where it feels like a point would’ve been fairer, but post game chat amongst the fans will again be focused on why we persist with the theory of starting matches with only nine men and then when we do make changes, why do we continue to make the same changes despite them never helping us to turn a game around.

Meh.

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