Premier League: Liverpool recovers a 0-1 deficit to prevail over Aston Villa 2-1

BIRMINGHAM. Liverpool was capable to turn the table against Aston Villa to win 2-1.

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BIRMINGHAM. Liverpool found a way to turn the table against Aston Villa to win 2-1. It was Aston Villa to strike first with an early goal of D. Luiz at the 4′. Then it was a goal in the 6′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, S. Mane gave the win to Liverpool in the 65′ minute with a goal. Liverpool was vastly superior ball possession (61%) was among the key factors of its victory.​

The match was played at the Villa Park stadium in Birmingham on Tuesday and it started at 8:00 pm local time. The referee was Jonathan Moss who was helped by Lee Betts and Tim Wood. The 4th official was Andy Madley. The weather was clear. The temperature was hot around 28.4 degrees Celsius or 83.14 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 45%.​

Match Statistics

Liverpool was in firm control of the ball 61% while Aston Villa was struggling with a 39% ball possession.

Liverpool was more aggressive with 52 dangerous attacks and 17 shots of which 6 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Liverpool won the match.​

Aston Villa shot 10 times, 5 on target, 5 off target. On the other side, Liverpool shot 17 times, 6 on target, 11 off target.

Cards

No yellow cards were issued to Aston Villa. On the opposite side, No yellow cards were issued to Liverpool.

After playing this match, Aston Villa will stay with 43 points like Brentford and Newcastle United to stay in the 11th place. On the other side, Liverpool will have 83 points to stay in the 2nd place.

Match Events

  • 4'
    4'

    D. Luiz

  • 6'
    6'

    J. Matip

  • 30'
    30'

    J. Henderson

    Fabinho

  • 61'
    61'

    C. Chukwuemeka

    M. Nakamba

  • 62'
    62'

    Thiago

    C. Jones

  • 65'
    65'

    S. Mane

    L. Diaz

  • 70'
    70'

    E. Buendia

    Coutinho

  • 71'
    71'

    M. Salah

    L. Diaz

  • 81'
    81'

    B. Traore

    O. Watkins

Next match

In the upcoming Premier League match, Aston Villa will host Crystal Palace on the 15th of May with a 6-5 head to head in favor of Aston Villa (2 draws).

Liverpool will play away against Southampton on the 17th of May with a 12-4 head to head stats in favor of Liverpool (3 draws).

Aston Villa: Formation and Lineups

Aston Villa started with a 4-3-1-2 line-up (4-3-1-2).

The manager Steven Gerrard chose to play with the following team: Emiliano Martínez (6.2), Matty Cash (7.4), Ezri Konsa (6.2), Tyrone Mings (6.8), Lucas Digne (7.0), Douglas Luiz (7.8), Marvelous Nakamba (6.4), John McGinn (6.2), Philippe Coutinho (6.3), Ollie Watkins (7.2) and Danny Ings (5.8).

Substitutes

Aston Villa made 3 changes: M. Nakamba for C. Chukwuemeka (61′), Coutinho for E. Buendia (70′) and O. Watkins for B. Traore (81′).

Top player: Douglas Luiz

The player who no doubt impressed Aston Villa the most was Douglas Luiz.

His rating is (7.8) with 1 goal, 34 passes (85% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 9.

Liverpool: Formation and Lineups

Liverpool started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).

On the opposite side, Jürgen Klopp played with: Alisson (7.4), Trent Alexander-Arnold (6.9), Joël Matip (7.8), Virgil van Dijk (7.0), Konstantinos Tsimikas (7.2), Naby Keïta (7.6), Fabinho (6.2), Curtis Jones (7.3), Luis Díaz (7.3), Sadio Mané (8.1) and Diogo Jota (6.8).

Substitutes

Liverpool made 3 changes: Fabinho for J. Henderson (30′), C. Jones for Thiago (62′) and L. Diaz for M. Salah (71′).

Top player: Sadio Mané

Probably the most impressive player in Liverpool was Sadio Mané.

His rating is (8.1) with 1 goal, 30 passes (73% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 8 duels out of 15. He performed 2 crosses.

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