Premier League – Aston Villa was a tough opponent for Liverpool and started winning. But Klopp’s team put up a fight and is still in the race to win the title. With this victory, the Reds caught up with Manchester City at the top of the standings.
By Facundo Di Bona (@facudibona).
The Premier League is still very hot and Liverpool is still in the race to win everything this season. In a duel pending from the 33rd matchday, the visit to Aston Villa was a major obstacle. But the Reds managed to overcome it.
Despite starting from behind, they turned the score around to win 2-1 and take three key points. With one game in hand, they reached the top of the table with 86 points along with Manchester City. Although the latter will play today against Wolverhampton.
Liverpool came from a 1-1 draw against Tottenham and dropped points on the way to the head-to-head against Manchester City. That’s why they could not fail this time. And it cost them.
ASTON VILLA LEAD! ?
Douglas Luiz slams the ball home from close range and what a goal this could be in the race for the title! pic.twitter.com/JSozF374ZS
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) May 10, 2022
Because Aston Villa came out with everything and got the 1-0 at 3 minutes thanks to Douglas Luiz. Who took advantage of a rebound from Alisson. Although the team led by Steven Gerrard, Liverpool’s idol, could not hold on.
The equalizer came quickly. After a carom in the area, Emiliano Martinez blocked Van Dijk’s first shot. But the ball was played to Matip who scored.
Eventful start at Villa Park!
Liverpool fell behind to former #MCFC midfielder Douglas Luiz's goal after just three minutes but quickly responded through Joel Matip
— The Athletic UK (@TheAthleticUK) May 10, 2022
The parity was broken by Sadio Mané, always a star. Luis Diaz sent in a beautiful cross and the Senegalese headed to the far post leaving the goalkeeper with no chance. Liverpool had won a very important 2-1.
A result that would not change despite the fact that Aston Villa insisted with the good entry of Emiliano Buendía. He forced two good saves from Alisson to avoid the equalizer at the end.
Mane. Match-winner ?
A brilliant header to secure a crucial three points at Villa Park! pic.twitter.com/0bgV4TgkoE
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) May 10, 2022
How does the Premier League continue?
Liverpool reached 86 points and equaled Manchester City’s line. However, they have a worse goal difference: +65 against +68 of the Citizens. And this is the criterion by which the Premier League is defined in case of equal points.
Beyond that, they must now wait for Manchester City to slip up in order to have a chance of reaching their 20th local title. And thus catch Manchester United as the most winning team in England.
1—Man City: 86 points (35 games)
2—Liverpool: 86 points (36 games)
Wednesday: Wolves vs. Man City
Liverpool fans: pic.twitter.com/NBDKHiqzCj
— B/R Football (@brfootball) May 10, 2022
Liverpool, who may have lost Fabinho to injury, will visit Southampton on May 17 and host Wolverhampton 5 days later. While Manchester City will catch up with Wolves, will be away to West Ham on May 15 and will close at the Etihad Stadium against Aston Villa.
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