How Liverpool beat Aston Villa to level with Manchester City

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!

Good evening.

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May 10, 2022 at 5:40 p.m. EDT

Jurgen Klopp on Erling Haaland signing Man City

You can’t say he’s wrong…

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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.”

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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…

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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.”

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May 10, 2022 at 4:57 p.m. EDT

FULL TIME

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.

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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.

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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…

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May 10, 2022 at 4:46 p.m. EDT

Goal disallowed

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.

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May 10, 2022 at 4:45 p.m. EDT

CLOSE!

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!

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May 10, 2022 at 4:42 p.m. EDT

Traore arrives

81′ – Aston Villa 1-2 Liverpool

Final change of the night for the hosts as Watkins makes way for Traore.

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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.

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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.

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May 10, 2022 at 4:31 p.m. EDT

great luck

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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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…

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