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The match had been postponed, as it counted for the 33rd day, and Aston Villa received Liverpool in the best possible way. The Villans opened the scoring in the 3rd minute through Douglas Luiz with an opportunistic recovery after a first header repelled by Alisson. The Reds reacted very quickly thanks to Joël Matip after a mess in the area of Steven Gerrard’s players. The result was rather offensive on both sides, but neither team found the fault. Liverpool went from strength to strength and in the second half things picked up speed.
We believed for a long time in a trap match, because the Birmingham club played well, but the Reds pushed and it paid off thanks to an action completed by two men in the 65th minute: Luis Díaz and Sadio Mané. The first sent a superb cross from the left for the second who gave his team the advantage with a very nice uncrossed header. Then Klopp’s men got the situation under control, failing to materialize despite numerous attempts. At the end of the game, the Villans were denied a goal in particular because of an offside, but they tried everything, failing to break the opposing lock.
Direct consequence: Liverpool, with 86 points, comes back up to Manchester City and maintains the hope of bothering the Citizens until the end. See you tomorrow night to see if Pep Guardiola’s side will put extra pressure on their runners-up by beating Wolves away.
Liverpool secured the essentials tonight by beating Aston Villa 2-1 at Birmingham. The Villa Park lair was boiling and could have made Jürgen Klopp’s men fail. Fortunately, Luis Díaz and Sadio Mané responded.