May 10, 2022 at 5:44 p.m. EDT
That’s all for tonight
Thanks for joining our coverage of tonight’s game, I sure hope you enjoyed it!
May 10, 2022 at 5:40 p.m. EDT
Jurgen Klopp on Erling Haaland signing Man City
You can’t say he’s wrong…
Klopp on City signing Haaland: ‘How much better does he make them? A lot! Unfortunately, he is a very good recruit.
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceLFC) May 10, 2022
May 10, 2022 at 5:35 p.m. EDT
Jurgen Klopp’s post-match reaction
Speaking to Sky Sports, the Liverpool manager said: “Villa hurt us and we needed time to adapt. As soon as we started playing football we saw where the weaknesses were. We played around and the response was important.
“We had to dig deep. I told the boys it was exceptional. Villa have a lot of quality. I’m really proud of the boys.”
On Fabinho’s injury, Klopp said: “He felt a muscle, not too much. He’s quite positive but I don’t know what I can think of it. We’ll see.”
May 10, 2022 at 5:24 p.m. EDT
Liverpool’s attacking trio
Just the 52 Premier League goals between them so far this season…
🔴 Mohamed Salah
🔴 Sadio Mane
🔴 Diogo Jota
Liverpool’s attacking marvels have each scored 15 or more Premier League goals in 2021-22.#LFC are only the second team to have 3️⃣ players scoring 15+ goals in a single season in #PL story (Man City, 2013-14).[@OptaJoe] pic.twitter.com/AdOkNPPS09
— The Athletic UK (@TheAthleticUK) May 10, 2022
May 10, 2022 at 5:20 p.m. EDT
Jordan Henderson and Sadio Mane react to victory
Speaking to Sky Sports, Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson said: “We did really well. The boys were amazing for a long time, we knew tonight would be tough. It’s about digging in, to keep going and find a way to win.
“I just wanted to try to calm things down, try to get us to play a bit more. Overall it was a good performance.”
On his goal, Mane added: “It was a good cross from Diaz! Even without power, I usually score so that’s what I try to do! Luis Diaz is a great player.
“When Luis got the ball back I knew he would cross so I just wanted to be ready.”
May 10, 2022 at 4:57 p.m. EDT
Aston Villa 1-2 Liverpool
It wasn’t pretty, but Liverpool are back on their way to victory after their setback at the weekend. Jurgen Klopp’s side are level with Manchester City at the top but remain second on goal difference.
May 10, 2022 at 4:53 p.m. EDT
It takes little time to get there
90+2′ – Aston Villa 1-2 Liverpool
Ings was impressive in the closing stages of this game and he won a corner this time. Villa can’t take advantage of it because Bunendia runs it.
May 10, 2022 at 4:50 p.m. EDT
Money puts it way above
89′ – Aston Villa 1-2 Liverpool
Buendia plays wide to Cash, who hits the ball well over the bar from some distance. It’s really a bad choice of right-back. We are almost there…
May 10, 2022 at 4:46 p.m. EDT
86′ – Aston Villa 1-2 Liverpool
Villa are ramping up the pressure. Buendia lifts the ball over the Liverpool defenders and Ings slams it into the bottom corner. But the offside flag goes up almost instantly.
May 10, 2022 at 4:45 p.m. EDT
83′ – Aston Villa 1-2 Liverpool
Mings takes out a Liverpool corner and it comes back to Keita, who deflects the ball just wide of the post. He connected to it wonderfully!
May 10, 2022 at 4:42 p.m. EDT
81′ – Aston Villa 1-2 Liverpool
Final change of the night for the hosts as Watkins makes way for Traore.
May 10, 2022 at 4:39 p.m. EDT
Villa push for equalizer
78′ – Aston Villa 1-2 Liverpool
The hosts push to equalise. They currently enjoy the lion’s share of possession, but Liverpool are holding their ground.
May 10, 2022 at 4:33 p.m. EDT
Salah is coming
71′ – Aston Villa 1-2 Liverpool
Not a bad substitution is it? The Egyptian comes to replace Diaz.
Moments earlier, Villa made their own change as Coutinho made way for Buendia.
May 10, 2022 at 4:31 p.m. EDT
69′ – Aston Villa 1-2 Liverpool
It’s a big chance. Watkins puts Ings on goal. The striker takes a throw-in but Alisson quickly gets off his line to clear him away.
May 10, 2022 at 4:27 p.m. EDT
GOAL – Mane gives Liverpool the lead
65′ – Aston Villa 1-2 Liverpool
Diaz cuts in from the left and places a cross into the box, which Mane heads home. It’s a quality finish because the performance was behind the Senegalese striker.
May 10, 2022 at 4:24 p.m. EDT
Changes for both sides
63′ – Aston Villa 1-1 Liverpool
Chukwuemeka replaces Nakamba in midfield. For Liverpool, Jones makes way for Thiago.
May 10, 2022 at 4:22 p.m. EDT
Liverpool struggling in attack
The visitors are struggling to find a spark in attack, but Jurgen Klopp has the league’s top scorer to choose from on the bench…
We can’t wait to see Salah and Thiago
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceLFC) May 10, 2022
May 10, 2022 at 4:18 p.m. EDT
Broad of Alexandre-Arnold
57′ – Aston Villa 1-1 Liverpool
The right-back steps forward to take a free-kick from a dangerous position but goes for power and puts it wide this time.
May 10, 2022 at 4:15 p.m. EDT
Nervous time for the Liverpool defense
52′ – Aston Villa 1-1 Liverpool
Luiz slips Ings, who finds Watkins. But his touch is a bit heavy and it allows Tsimikas to cross and lead him away from danger just as the Villa striker was about to take a shot. It was a nervous start to the second half for Liverpool…