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Team Aston Villa: Reina, Konsa, Hause, Mings, Taylor, McGinn, Douglas Luiz, Grealish, Trezeguet, El Ghazi, Davis. Subs: Nyland, Lansbury, Nakamba, Hourihane, Samatta, Jota, Guilbert, Elmohamady, Vassilev.
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Team Liverpool: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson, Keita, Fabinho, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Salah, Origi, Mane. Subs: Adrian, Wijnaldum, Firmino, Henderson, Minamino, Shaqiri, Jones, Elliott, Williams.
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Villa is still stuck in the relegation zone and will need a few decent performances to escape the drop at the end of the current campaign.
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Aston Villa also suffered a 1-0 defeat in their last game against Wolves.
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The newly crowned champions are still in shock after they were thrashed 4-0 by last years champions, Manchester City on Thursday.
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Welcome to Anfield for our live coverage of this English Premiership clash between Liverpool and Aston Villa.
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Kick-off! We are underway here in Merseyside.
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Our referee is Paul Tierney. His assistants are Scott Ledger and Nick Hopton. The VAR is Chris Kavanagh.
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Gomez concedes the first corner after a promising Villa move. Liverpool eventually clear.
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NO PENALTY! Salah is down in the Villa box. He tries to make the most of it, but well played Villa and we play on!
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It has been a promising start by the visitors, as they try to unsettle this Liverpool defence.
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The order has been restored and Liverpool are now starting to dominate possession.
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What Villa need here is some magic. They have been missing it for a while. Grealish is down with his shin troubling him. Not good news for Villa. He seems ok for now!
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Great credit to Aston Villa, as they are pressing the numbers forward and are prepared to pressure Liverpool.
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We have played the first 15 minutes of the game and still await the first shot at goal.
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Will Mo Salah get onto the score sheet again today? He has scored in every game here at Anfield in 2020.
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Keita milks a corner after another patient Liverpool build-up involving him and Mane. Grealish is there to clear and save the day for Villa.
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YELLOW! El Ghazi gets the better of Robertson and is floored by the Scot, who is booked for his troubles.
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DRINKS BREAK! Time for a breather. Herr Klopp is NOT happy! Grealish is also getting some running repairs.
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Origi has struggled to settle in thus far. Salah does some fancy footwork and milks another corner. Apart from the cries for a hand-ball it's cleared.
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OFFSIDE! Another promising Villa move is stopped by the flag being raised.
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The game has slowed down a bit now.
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Villa launch a counter-attack after a poor cross into their area by Origi. It amounts to nothing.
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YELLOW! Oxlade-Chamberlain is floored and McGinn is booked as a result.
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Great work by Luiz, who takes the ball of Salah after a promising Liverpool move. The counter-attack leads to a Villa corner and is cleared.
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Grealish is down again. This time he is holding his foot. They will clearly have a decent look at him during the break.
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Liverpool secure a corner after some good work down the right between Alexander-Arnold and Oxlade-Chamberlain. It amounts to nothing.
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HALF-TIME: LIVERPOOL 0-0 ASTON VILLA. A flat half comes to an end. Well done Villa for keeping the Reds at bay for now.
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The teams are just going through the motions now heading into the break.
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We will have three minutes of time added on for stoppages.
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Kick-off! We are back underway in the second half.
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Can Villa hold on and grab a point or even three? The have 43 minutes left.
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A great ball into the Villa area by Alexander-Arnold that Salah just cannot control. Better!
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The Reds come again and this time the final shot from Keita is WIDE!
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OFFSIDE! Alisson is forced to punch one away after a good Grealish shot, but the flag is UP!
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They come again and Alisson has to give a corner away after a good shot by El Ghazi.
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Aston Villa have had five shots on target to Liverpool's one.
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Liverpool build nicely and secure a corner, but they are sloppy and it amounts to nothing.
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SUBSTITUTION: Liverpool make three changes. Henderson, Wijnaldum and Firmino are on for Fabinho, Oxlade-Chamberlain and Origi.
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Grealish makes a good run down the middle, but Alisson reads it well and is ready even before the shot is BLOCKED by Robertson.
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Liverpool have not looked like getting close to scoring here. Lockdown has not been good for them obviously.
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GOAL, LIVERPOOL, MANE! (1-0). Klopp certainly said the right thing at the drinks break a few moments ago. Yet another goal after a break.
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The Villa defence were caught out. Alexander-Arnold finds Keita, who rolls it gently into the path of Mane. He shoots and slides it in off the cross-bar!
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TRIVIA! That goal by Mane was the first Liverpool goal since becoming champions.
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STRETCHED! Firmino tries a long-range effort but Reina is up for it and reaches out to give away a corner.
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Another Villa player is down needing attention. This time it's Mings. He is ok for now.
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Can Villa come up with a miracle here in the last eight minutes.
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SUBSTITUTION: Liverpool now bring on Jones to replace Keita. Vassilev is also on for Villa in place of Trezeguet.
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SHOT! Jones tries his luck with his first touch and it flies OVER!
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GOAL, LIVERPOOL, JONES! (2-0) A scouser born and bred ensures that Liverpool get the points tonight. It was a patient build-up with Jones, Henderson and Salah are all involved. Great work!
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SAVE! Grealish is denied by Alisson after a poor clearance from Jones. We are into five minutes of time added on.
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SUBSTITUTION: Robertson is off for Liverpool and has been replaced by Williams.
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FULL-TIME: LIVERPOOL 2-0 ASTON VILLA. Villa showed some fight, but Liverpool remain solid on their home soil. Thank you for joining us.
Liverpool
Aston Villa
2
Goal Scorers
0
71' Sadio Mané
89' Curtis Jones
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Yellow Cards
1
21' Andrew Rob...
36' John McGinn
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Red Cards
0
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Squad
11
Alisson
Fabinho
Virgil van ...
Naby Keita
Sadio Mané
Mohamed Salah
Joseph Gomez
Alex Oxlade...
Andrew Robe...
Divock Origi
Trent Alexa...
1
3
4
8
10
11
12
15
26
27
66
3
6
7
10
15
17
21
29
30
39
40
Neil Taylor
Douglas Luiz
John McGinn
Jack Grealish
Ezri Konsa ...
Trézéguet
Anwar El Ghazi
Pepe Reina
Kortney Hause
Keinan Davis
Tyrone Mings
9
Reserves
9
Georginio W...
Roberto Fir...
Adrián
Jordan Hend...
Takumi Mina...
Xherdan Sha...
Curtis Jones
Harvey Elliott
Neco Williams
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9
13
14
18
23
48
67
76
8
11
14
20
23
24
25
27
36
Henri Lansbury
Marvelous N...
Conor Houri...
Mbwana Samatta
Jota
Frederic Gu...
Ørjan Nyland
Ahmed El Mo...
Indiana Vas...