Liverpool 2-1 Aston Villa: Reds back in the top four for first time since February



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.

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.

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.


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