Liverpool 2-1 Aston Villa: The Reds work hard to secure a one goal win against Villa

Liverpool vs. Aston Villa
Technical card:
Liverpool: Emilano Martinez, Matty Cash, Ezri Konsa, Tyrone Mings, Matt Targett, Bertrand Traore, John McGinn, Marvelous Nakamba, Douglas Luiz, Trezeguet and Ollie Watkins
Aston Villa: Alisson, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Nathaniel Phillips, Ozan Kabak, Andrew Robertson, Georginio Wijnaldum, James Milner, Fabinho, Mohamed Salah, Diogo Jota and Roberto Firmino
Stadium: Anfield
Goals: Ollie Watkins (0-1, min. 43), Mohamed Salah (1-1, min. 57) and Trent Alexander-Arnold (2-1, min. 90)

Aston Villa fell to an away defeat at the hands of Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday. Both sides arrived on the back of wins. Liverpool were looking to pick up points after winning their previous two games against Arsenal away and Wolverhampton Wanderers away, by 3-0 and 1-0 respectively. Villa had been hopeful of extending their winning run, after a 3-1 victory against Fulham. As it stands, Liverpool and Villa are 4th, (52 points) and 10th, (44 points), in the league respectively, after 31 matches.

Villa dominated the first half, with a goal from Ollie Watkins just before half-time and the first half ended 0-1.

The Reds continued to pile on the pressure in the second and were rewarded, thanks to Mohamed Salah finding the net, 57 minutes in. Liverpool then netted once more and turned the match thanks to a goal from Trent Alexander-Arnold just before the final whistle to make it 2-1.

Both teams used all available substitutes. For Liverpool, Thiago Alcantara, Sadio Mane and Xherdan Shaqiri, came on for Georginio Wijnaldum, Roberto Firmino and Ozan Kabak, Villa brought on Ross Barkley, Anwar El Ghazi and Jacob Ramsey, to replace Marvelous Nakamba, Bertrand Traore and Trezeguet.

There were bookings for James Milner and Andrew Robertson from Liverpool. For Villa, Ezri Konsa, Douglas Luiz, Matt Targett and Ollie Watkins saw yellow.

Liverpool will next travel to Leeds United, while Villa will face Manchester City at home.