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Game #5579

Aston Villa

Saturday, 10 April 2021

Lost

11th (-2)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

Premier League

Liverpool

Attendance: Behind closed doors
(COVID-19)

Anfield

Liverpool

2-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | John McGinn | 43' |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa take the lead at Anfield but are beaten by a last minute Liverpool strike yet again.

KEY MAN

Ollie Watkins puts Villa ahead against Liverpool on 43', 10 April 2021

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 10 April 2021

๐ŸŸจ | 24โ€™ Booking, Ezri Konsa
โšฝ | 43โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Ollie Watkins, Assist by John McGinn
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Liverpool 0-1 Aston Villa
๐ŸŸจ | 48โ€™ Booking, Douglas Luiz
๐Ÿฅ… | 57โ€™ Goal, 1-1, (Liverpool), Mohamed Salah
๐Ÿ” | 66โ€™ Sub off, Marvelous Nakamba, Sub on, Ross Barkley
๐Ÿ” | 68โ€™ Sub off, Bertrand Traorรฉ, Sub on, Anwar El Ghazi
๐ŸŸจ | 73โ€™ Booking, Matt Targett
๐Ÿ” | 82โ€™ Sub off, Trรฉzรฉguet, Sub on, Jacob Ramsey
๐ŸŸจ | 85โ€™ Booking, Ollie Watkins
๐Ÿฅ… | 90โ€™+1, Goal, 1-2 (Liverpool), Trent Alexander-Arnold
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Liverpool 2-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Liverpool have won 37 Premier League games with a 90th-minute winning goal, 12 more than any other side.

โ€‹Villa have lost 22 Premier League games to a 90th-minute goal.

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†
UEFA Cup / Europa League: โŒ
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1995-96

Liverpool

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
UEFA Cup / Europa League: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 2019-20

FIXTURE HISTORY

Liverpool

Previous 5 vs. Liverpool: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2020-21 |
Matchday | #34 |
League Match | #30 |
Manager Game | #117 |
Saturday, 10 April 2021

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Dean Smith | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | West Bromwich, 2018-2021
Referee: Paul Tierney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Wigan, 2009-
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ 1-2
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Dean Smith | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 117 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 48 ๐ŸŸจ | 24 ๐ŸŸฅ 45 | 1.44

Villa Career Form:

Top 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Paul Tierney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Wigan, 2009-
Matches Officiated: 9
๐ŸŸฉ : 1
๐ŸŸจ : 2
๐ŸŸฅ : 6
๐Ÿ†˜ : 0
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 12 Mar 21, Villa 1-1 Newcastle (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Simon Bennett, Constantine Hatzidakis

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Liverpool

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

With captain Jack Grealish once again ruled out through injury - his 8th consecutive absence and longest run out of the side since February 2019 (14 games).

โ€‹As Dean Smith reflected:

"Myself and Jack were quite optimistic to get him back a bit sooner than he probably should and he's had a setback that will probably put him back a couple of weeks. He was really good in training, but he couldn't tolerate the loading. It's a loading injury and we have to de-load him over the next few weeks and get him back from there.

"We know it's not a long-term injury and he will be back. We all, Jack included, probably pushed him back a little bit too quickly. He wanted to get back, we wanted him to get back and he had a little setback."

โ€‹In Grealish's absence Smith took the opportunity to recall the more defensively minded Marvelous Nakamba for the first time since his controversial start in the embarrassing defeat to Sheffield United five games previously.

โ€‹A fit again Kortney Hause was recalled to the squad after an absence of 15 games with Morgan Sanson ruled out due to a knee injury.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age: | 25.78 |
Oldest Player: GK Emiliano Martรญnez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | 28.62 |
Youngest Player: M Douglas Luiz | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | 22.94 |

MANAGER

Dean Smith | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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Aston Villa

GK Emiliano Martรญnez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท |
RB Matty Cash | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Ezri Konsa | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Tyrone Mings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Matt Targett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Douglas Luiz | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐ŸŸจ |
M John McGinn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
M Marvelous Nakamba | ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Bertrand Traorรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Trรฉzรฉguet | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Ollie Watkins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐ŸŸจ |

MANAGER

Jรผrgen Klopp | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช |

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Liverpool

GK Alisson | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |
LB Andrew Robertson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Ozan Kabak | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Nathaniel Phillips | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Trent Alexander-Arnold | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
M Fabinho | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Georginio Wijnaldum | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ๐Ÿ” |
M James Milner (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
W Diogo Jota | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |
CF Roberto Firminho | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Mohamed Salah | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ | โšฝ |

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SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” M Ross Barkley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Marvelous Nakamba | ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผ | 66' |
๐Ÿ” W Anwar El Ghazi | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | for W Bertrand Traorรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซ | 68' |
๐Ÿ” M Jacob Ramsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for W Trรฉzรฉguet | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ | 82' |

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | M Thiago Alcรกntara | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | for M Georginio Wijnaldum | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | 70โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | W Sadio Manรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ | for CF Roberto Firminho | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | 75โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | W Xherdan Shaqiri | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ | for CB Ozan Kabak | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท | 89โ€™ |

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Tom Heaton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Neil Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
RB Ahmed Elmohamady | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
CB Kortney Hause | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Bjรถrn Engels | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |
CF Keinan Davis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Adriรกn | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Rhys Williams | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
CB Ben Davies | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Konstantinos Tsimikas | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Naby Keรฏta | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณ |
M Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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SQUAD STATS

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1st XI Cost: ยฃ162.36m
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 6/11
Homegrown: โญ•/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ8.10m
Team Cost: ยฃ170.46m
Squad Cost: ยฃ189.27m
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 12/20
Homegrown: 2/20

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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GK Emiliano Martรญnez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ19.58m |
GK Tom Heaton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ7.92m |

RB Matty Cash | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ14.18m |
LB Matt Targett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ14.04m |
RB Ahmed Elmohamady | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ | ยฃ0.99m |
LB Neil Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | Exchange |

CB Tyrone Mings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ20.60m |
CB Ezri Konsa | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ11.97m |
CB Bjรถrn Engels | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ7.20m |
CB Kortney Hause | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ2.70m |

M Douglas Luiz | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ15.12m |
M Marvelous Nakamba | ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผ | ยฃ10.80m |
M John McGinn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ยฃ2.79m |
M Jacob Ramsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
M Ross Barkley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Loan |

W Bertrand Traorรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซ | ยฃ16.56m |
W Trรฉzรฉguet | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ | ยฃ9.00m |
W Anwar El Ghazi | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ยฃ8.10m |

CF Ollie Watkins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ27.72m |
CF Keinan Davis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI Cost: ยฃ243.38m
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 4/11
Homegrown: 1/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ69.50m
Team Cost: ยฃ312.88m
Squad Cost: ยฃ414.38m
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 6/20
Homegrown: 2/20

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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GK Alisson | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ56.25m |
GK Adriรกn | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | Free |

LB Konstantinos Tsimikas | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ11.70m |
LB Andrew Robertson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ยฃ8.10m |
RB Trent Alexander-Arnold | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |

CB Ben Davies | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ1.60m |
CB Nathaniel Phillips | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
CB Rhys Williams | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | Youth |
CB Ozan Kabak | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท | Loan |

M Naby Keรฏta | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณ | ยฃ54.00m |
M Fabinho | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ40.50m |
M Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ34.20m |
M Georginio Wijnaldum | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ยฃ23.60m |
M Thiago Alcรกntara | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ยฃ19.80m |
M James Milner (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

W Diogo Jota | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | ยฃ40.23m |
W Mohamed Salah | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ | ยฃ37.80m |
W Sadio Manรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ | ยฃ37.08m |
W Xherdan Shaqiri | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ | ยฃ12.62m |

F Roberto Firmino | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ36.90m |

UNAVAILABLE

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Injury | 3 |
CF Wesley | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | Knee, ACL
M Jack Grealish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Leg
M Morgan Sanson | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | Knee

Out on Loan | 3 |
M Conor Hourihane | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Swansea
RB Frรฉdรฉric Guilbert | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | Strasbourg
GK Lovre Kaliniฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท | Hajduk Split

Not Selected | 1 |
GK Jed Steer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNAVAILABLE

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Not Recorded

Player Positions:

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GK : Goalkeeper
CB, D, B : Centre Back, Defender, Back
FB, LB, RB, WH : Full Back, Left Back, Right Back, Wing Back, Wing Halfโ€จ

M, CH, LH, RH : Midfielder, Centre Half, Left Half, Right Half
W, OL, OR : Winger, Outside Left, Outside Right
F, IF, IL, IR : Forward, Inside Forward, Inside Left, Inside Right, Second Striker, False 9
CF : Centre Forward

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Match Symbols:

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โšฝ | Goal
๐Ÿ”ฅ | Assist
๐Ÿ” | Substitution

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance
๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 33%
Possession A | 67%
Shots F | 9
Shots A | 22
Shots on Target F | 5
Shots on Target A | 9
Corners F | 0
Corners A | 7
Fouls F | 11
Fouls A | 16

MATCH QUOTES

Pre Match *Saturday, 10 April 2021* *Villa manager Dean Smith* โ€‹"It would have been unthinkable at the start of the season, [competing for the top eight] having stayed up by the skin of our teeth last season. โ€‹"Some of the results weโ€™ve had this season, certainly the consistency we showed up until January, weโ€™ve been a bit up and down since then. "Defensively, weโ€™ve been strong but weโ€™ve probably dropped off in the attacking third and thatโ€™s something that the last 20 minutes against Fulham pleased me with. [Scoring 3 goals to win 3-1] "Weโ€™ve got to go into each game believing that we can finish in that top eight. Thereโ€™s certainly a will from the players. โ€‹"We have to prepare and put in a really good performance [against Liverpool]. We had a lot of players playing at their top level that day (for the 7-2 win over Liverpool earlier in the season) with running stats outstanding. โ€‹"We have to make sure physically and mentally we have to approach the game in the same vein and, if we do so, we've got a chance of winning." --- Post Match *Saturday, 10 April 2021* *Villa manager Dean Smith* โ€‹"We deserved a point, we were better in the second half after not being great. But we lost the second half 2-0, football does that to you sometimes. โ€‹"We had a lapse in concentration, we had some good opportunities and didn't have that final pass in the final third. โ€‹"We've come to Liverpool, knew how they would play and how determined they were to put things right at Anfield but it's disappointing to concede so late. โ€‹"Ollie Watkins played well again, he's got four goals against the champions but we leave with nothing. โ€‹"Douglas Luiz's English isn't the best. The doctor thought he said he had double vision but when he came off the translator came down and cleared it up and he was ok to carry on." โ€‹"It just shows you how painful football can be at times when you play better the second half and concede two goals and lose the game. โ€‹"I thought Liverpool had to be at their best to beat us. First half we werenโ€™t great but second half we had good counter-attacking opportunities and got some overloads in the final third, we've been unlucky where we hit the post as well, so it wasn't meant to be unfortunately. It's disappointing to concede so late. โ€‹"We have come a long way but the boys are never satisfied. It's always hard to lose - especially when you have taken the lead. I think that's only the second time this season we have lost a lead. We are disappointed with that but we have come up against a quality team but the opportunities we had in the second half we should've put away." โ€‹"Trรฉzรฉguet has come on as a sub last week and made an impact and played well again today and played his part. Unfortunately he's gone off injured. We're a little bit worried to see what the extent of the injury is. He's a little bit upset, but we'll see over time." โ€‹"[Jack Grealish] isn't close. He had a set back in training last week and he'll be out for at least a few weeks." --- *Saturday, 10 April 2021* *Villa leading scorer Ollie Watkins* โ€‹"It's tough, we didn't deserve to be up at half-time but in the second half we were resilient and if we had taken our chances it could have been 2-0. โ€‹"A point would have been fair but it's swings and roundabouts. We were unlucky but we'll learn from this. โ€‹"I felt that with their high line I would get chances and I got one today - but we could have exposed them more with balls down the side. The celebration was because we've got a baby on the way! โ€‹"I'm here to score goals and I want to contribute." ---

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