Liverpool climbed into the top four of the Premier League with a last-gasp 2-1 victory over Aston Villa on Saturday afternoon. The Reds do...
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Villa almost regained their advantage on 62 minutes, Trezeguet's curling effort striking the inside of the post before bouncing away, before the Reds got their reward for long periods of dominance when Trent Alexander-Arnold curled a stunning shot inside the far post to clinch a huge three points.
Liverpool player ratings
1. Goalkeeper & Defenders
Trent Alexander-Arnold (RB) - 7/10 - Curled a dangerous free-kick just over the bar, before firing a brilliant match-winner to save the day. Decent deliveries all afternoon.
Nathaniel Phillips (CB) - 7/10 - Almost played Watkins through on goal but Alisson spared his blushes. Did well enough against the English striker however, and largely kept him quiet.
Ozan Kabak (CB) - 5/10 - Too weak in the initial challenge, then couldn't get across quick enough to block Watkins' shot. Not his finest hour.
Andy Robertson (LB) - 8/10 - His misdirected effort fell to Firmino, who did the rest. Alas, offside. Repeated his heroics in the second half, and this time his parried shot fell to Salah, and he did bring the Reds level. On a different planet to his teammates.
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Fabinho (CM) - 7/10 - Played so much of the game on the edge of Villa's penalty area, moving play from side to side with urgency. Couldn't protect his backline from the turnover in play which caused Villa's first-half strike.
Georginio Wijnaldum (CM) - 6/10 - Scurried up and down the pitch, and saw a shot blocked by some stoic defending. Subbed.
Roberto Firmino (ST) - 6/10 - Thought he'd got the Reds on level terms, but his clever finish was all for nothing due to an offside flag.
Diogo Jota (LW) - 7/10 - Headed just over the bar from Robertson's corner, and caused Cash a few issues with his clever runs in behind. Produced a stunning first-time pass to feed Robertson to level.
Aston Villa player ratings
5. Goalkeeper & Defenders