The Reds are back in the top four for the first time since February!
Liverpool came from behind to beat Aston Villa, ending a streak of six straight defeats at Anfield, thanks to Trent Alexander-Arnold’s injury-time winner.
With a shot that squirmed through Alisson, Ollie Watkins, who scored a hat-trick in Villa’s 7-2 victory in the reverse fixture, put the visitors ahead.
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Liverpool were denied an equalizer by a razor-thin offside call from the video assistant referee. Roberto Firmino scored from near range, but Diogo Jota was just offside in the build-up, according to a lengthy VAR analysis.
After Emiliano Martinez parried Andy Robertson’s cross, Mohamed Salah went into an empty net to get them level, something Klopp’s men really needed.
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That was their first goal in open play at Anfield since Sadio Mane scored against West Brom on December 27th, a period of 765 minutes and 132 shots. In that time, they only scored one penalty at home.
Trezeguet’s spinning effort hit the post as Villa came close to scoring, just a few seconds into the last 10 minutes of the game.
But the Reds persisted, and after Villa struggled to clear the ball, Alexander-Arnold curled home from the edge of the box.
Liverpool climb to fourth place, one point ahead of West Ham on goal difference, while Villa remain in tenth place.