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Game #5625

Aston Villa

Lost

11th (-)

Tuesday, 10 May 2022

Last 5: 🟥 🟨 🟩 🟩 🟥

Premier League

Liverpool

Villa Park

Attendance: 41,919

Aston Villa

1-2

Liverpool

Assist(s) | Lucas Digne | 3' |

MATCH SUMMARY

Comfortably the worst referee of the modern era, Jonathan Moss, takes charge of the visit of title chasing Liverpool to Villa Park. 23’ BBC Sport: “Liverpool have settled into this game and are on top now but it is an understatement to say Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard and the home fans have been uninmpressed with the performance of referee Jon Moss so far.” 28’ BBC Sport: “Fabinho subbed off before sent off… ( well perhaps after a further dozen fouls).” 28’ BBC Sport: “Ref is having a shocker. I’m a Liverpool fan but how was that not a foul by Keita?” 28’ BBC Sport: “Refereeing incompetence is just incredible it really is. I support neither team tonight and I’m fuming watching this.” 34’ Jonathan Woodgate: “Jonathan Moss needs to be better. There is letting the game go and letting the game go.” 42’: Jonathan Woodgate: “Some of the decisions have been a bit strange all evening.”

KEY MAN

Douglas Luiz, put Villa ahead before succumbing to defeat

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MATCH TIMELINE

Tuesday, 10 May 2022

⚽ | 3’ Goal, 1-0, Douglas Luiz, Assist by Lucas Digne
🥅 | 6’ Goal, 1-1, (Liverpool), Joel Matip
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 1-1 Liverpool
🔁 | 62’ Sub off, Marvelous Nakamba, Sub on, Carney Chukwuemeka
🥅 | 65’ Goal, 1-2, (Liverpool), Sadio Mané
🔁 | 70’ Sub off, Philippe Coutinho, Sub on, Emiliano Buendía
🔁 | 81’ Sub off, Ollie Watkins , Sub on, Bertrand Traoré
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 1-2 Liverpool

ON THIS DAY

Tyrone Mings makes his 125th appearance for the club since joining in January 2019.

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: 🏆
UEFA Cup / Europa League: ❌
League Champions: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 1995-96

Liverpool

European Cup / Champions League: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆
UEFA Cup / Europa League: 🏆🏆🏆
League Champions: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 2020-21

FIXTURE HISTORY

Liverpool

Previous 5 vs. Liverpool: 🟥 🟩 🟥 🟥 🟥

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Season | 2021-22 |
Matchday | #38 |
League Match | #35 |
Manager Game | #25 |
Tuesday, 10 May 2022
Attendance | 41,919 |

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Steven Gerrard | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Merseyside, 2021-2022
Referee: Jonathan Moss | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | West Riding, 2005-2022
Kick off: 8.00pm
Half Time Score: 🟨 1-1
Full Time Result: 🟥 Lost
Full Time Score: 🟥 1-2
Last 5: 🟥 🟨 🟩 🟩 🟥

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Steven Gerrard | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 25 | 🟩 | 10 🟨 | 3 🟥 12 | 1.32

Villa Career Form:

Mid Table

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Jonathan Moss | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | West Riding, 2005-2022 🆘
Matches Officiated: 25
🟩 : 8
🟨 : 3
🟥 : 14
🆘 : 11
Previous 5: 🟥 🟥 🟥 🟩 🟥
Last Match: 🟥 20 Jan 21, Villa 0-2 Abu Dhabi (a) 🆘
Cards: None
Assistants: Lee Betts, Timothy Wood.
Fourth official: Andy Madley.
VAR: John Brooks.
Assistant VAR: James Mainwaring.

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

Liverpool

None

TEAM NEWS

Steven Gerrard mystifyingly recalls Philippe Coutinho in place of match winner Emiliano Buendía as Marvelous Nakamba makes his first start since suffering injury against tonight’s opposition in December.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age: | 27.59 |
Oldest Player: F Danny Ings | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 30.17 |
Youngest Player: M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 | 24.02 |

MANAGER

Steven Gerrard | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Aston Villa

GK Emiliano Martínez | 🇦🇷 |
LB Lucas Digne | 🇫🇷 | 🔥 |
CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Tyrone Mings | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Matty Cash | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🇵🇱 |
M Marvelous Nakamba | 🇿🇼 |
M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 | ⚽ |
M Philippe Coutinho | 🇧🇷 |
F Danny Ings | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |

MANAGER

Jürgen Klopp | 🇩🇪 |

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Liverpool

GK Alisson | 🇧🇷 |
RB Trent Alexander-Arnold | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Virgil van Dijk | 🇳🇱 |
CB Joel Matip | 🇨🇲 | ⚽ |
LB Konstantinos Tsimikas | 🇬🇷 |
M Naby Keïta | 🇬🇳 |
M Fabinho | 🇧🇷 | 🔁 |
M Curtis Jones | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
W Luis Díaz | 🇨🇴 | 🔁 |
W Sadio Mané | 🇸🇳 | ⚽ |
W Diogo Jota | 🇵🇹 |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | M Carney Chukwuemeka | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for M Marvelous Nakamba | 🇿🇼 | 62’ |
🔁 | W Emiliano Buendía | 🇦🇷 | for M Philippe Coutinho | 🇧🇷 | 70’ |
🔁 | W Bertrand Traoré | 🇧🇫 | for CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 81’ |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | M Jordan Henderson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for M Fabinho | 🇧🇷 | 30’ |
🔁 | M Thiago Alcántara | 🇪🇸 | for M Curtis Jones | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 62’ |
🔁 | W Mohamed Salah | 🇪🇬 | for W Luis Díaz | 🇨🇴 | 72’ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Robin Olsen | 🇸🇪 |
CB Calum Chambers | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
FB Ben Chrisene | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Morgan Sanson | 🇫🇷 |
M Tim Iroegbunam | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Ashley Young | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Caoimhin Kelleher | 🇮🇪 |
CB Ibrahima Konaté | 🇫🇷 |
CB Joe Gomez | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M James Milner (ex) | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Roberto Firmino | 🇧🇷 |
CF Divock Origi | 🇧🇪 |

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI Cost: £174.67m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 5/11
Homegrown: ⭕/11
Subs Cost: £51.12m
Team Cost: £225.79m
Squad Cost: £240.01m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 10/20
Homegrown: 3/20

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI Cost: £356.45m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 : 2/11
Homegrown: 2/11
Subs Cost: £16.20m
Team Cost: £429.53m
Squad Cost: £518.93m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 : 5/20
Homegrown: 3/20

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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GK Emiliano Martínez | 🇦🇷 | £19.58m |
GK Robin Olsen | 🇸🇪 | £3.15m |

LB Lucas Digne | 🇫🇷 | £27.00m |
RB Matty Cash | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🇵🇱 | £14.18m |
FB Ben Chrisene | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Youth |
RB Ashley Young | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Free |

CB Tyrone Mings | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £20.60m |
CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £11.97m |
CB Calum Chambers | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Free |

M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 | £15.12m |
M Morgan Sanson | 🇫🇷 | £14.22m |
M Marvelous Nakamba | 🇿🇼 | £10.80m |
M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | £2.79m |
M Carney Chukwuemeka | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Youth |
M Philippe Coutinho | 🇧🇷 | Loan |
M Tim Iroegbunam | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Free |

W Emiliano Buendía | 🇦🇷 | £34.56m |
W Bertrand Traoré | 🇧🇫 | £16.56m |

F Danny Ings | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £31.59m |
CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £27.72m |

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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GK Alisson | 🇧🇷 | £56.25m |
GK Caoimhin Kelleher | 🇮🇪 | Youth |

LB Konstantinos Tsimikas | 🇬🇷 | £11.70m |
RB Trent Alexander-Arnold | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Youth |

CB Virgil van Dijk | 🇳🇱 | £76.19m |
CB Ibrahima Konaté | 🇫🇷 | £36.00m |
CB Joe Gomez | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £4.41m |
CB Joel Matip | 🇨🇲 | Free |

M Naby Keïta | 🇬🇳 | £54.00m |
M Fabinho | 🇧🇷 | £40.50m |
M Thiago Alcántara | 🇪🇸 | £19.80m |
M Jordan Henderson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £16.20m |
M Curtis Jones | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Youth |
M James Milner (ex) | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Free |

W Luis Díaz | 🇨🇴 | £40.50m |
W Diogo Jota | 🇵🇹 | £40.23m |
W Mohamed Salah | 🇪🇬 | £37.80m |
W Sadio Mané | 🇸🇳 | £37.08m |

F Roberto Firmino | 🇧🇷 | £36.90m |
CF Divock Origi | 🇧🇪 | £11.37m |

UNAVAILABLE

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Injury | 3 |
CB Kortney Hause | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Abdomen
M Jacob Ramsey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Groin
W Leon Bailey | 🇯🇲 | Groin

On Loan | 13 |
M Conor Hourihane | 🇮🇪 | Sheffield United
RB Frédéric Guilbert | 🇫🇷 | Strasbourg
CF Keinan Davis | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Forest
CF Wesley | 🇧🇷 | Internacional
W Anwar El Ghazi | 🇳🇱 | Everton
M Aaron Ramsey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Cheltenham
CF Caleb Chukwuemeka | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Livingston
W Jaden Philogene-Bidace | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Stoke
CF Cameron Archer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Preston
LB Matt Targett | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Newcastle
GK Filip Marschall | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Gateshead
GK Jed Steer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Luton
W Trézéguet | 🇪🇬 | Basaksehir

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 Half


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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⚽ | Goal
🔥 | Assist
🔁 | Substitution

🟨 | Booking

🟥 | Sending off

🆘 | Poor refereeing performance
🟢 : Debut 🔴 : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 40%
Possession A | 60%
Shots F | 9
Shots A | 17
Shots on Target F | 4
Shots on Target A | 6
Corners F | 2
Corners A | 3
Fouls F | 10
Fouls A | 12

MATCH QUOTES

Pre-Match “JJ [Ramsey] won’t make it but has a decent chance for the weekend. I’m sure he would have been desperate to challenge himself against Liverpool. “We need the crowd to help us a lot. There will be periods of the game when we will have to stick together and suffer. I want the players to be brave and give it our best shot. “My job is to win games for Aston Villa and that will always be the case while I’m representing this club. I want to win fiercely and there will be nothing different on my mind tomorrow. "We are aware of the challenge. You either fear that or you try to take it on and find situations where you can have your moments in the game. It’s exciting. Big games of football are what it’s all about.” Steven Gerrard. Post-Match “In terms of commitment, heart and application I cannot ask for any more and at times we showed quality as well. “Disappointed in terms of the goals we conceded but we will look at that. In terms of what we brought to the game with and without the ball I can’t ask for any more. “We want to be bold and ambitious. The other option is to wait and you can still lose that way and you will have more regrets. We have good players and if we are calculated about it we can hurt teams but we have to cut moments out and need to be better. In summary we are disappointed with the goals and frustrated with the result. “We are a lot more dangerous with two number nines. At times we had to suffer. You are never going to play Liverpool off the pitch, they are high-level opposition and have a top manager but for large parts of the game we were in the ascendancy and we showed a lot of ambition. We had a lot of chances and Liverpool were never comfortable.” Steven Gerrard.

MATCH REPORT

*BBC Sport*
Tuesday, 10 May 2022

**Liverpool maintained the pressure on Premier League leaders Manchester City as they survived an early scare to come from behind and win at Aston Villa.** Jurgen Klopp’s side suffered a shock after only three minutes when Douglas Luiz bundled home after Liverpool keeper Alisson failed to hold his header. Liverpool were on terms within three minutes when Joel Matip scored following a goalmouth scramble and the sides then exchanged chances before Sadio Mane put the visitors ahead with a superb angled header from Luis Diaz’s cross in the 65th minute. The win means Liverpool now lie second only on goal difference before City’s visit to Wolves on Wednesday. Former Liverpool striker Danny Ings wasted opportunities to equalise and inflict a blow to his old club’s hopes of winning a historic quadruple - although the Reds did suffer an injury setback when influential midfielder Fabinho went off in the first half with a hamstring problem that must make him doubtful for Saturday’s FA Cup final against Chelsea. Liverpool pass stern Villa test Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp made five changes from the side that drew with Spurs at Anfield on Saturday, resting tired legs and freshening things up with Saturday’s Wembley showpiece in mind. It was a ploy that worked in the end, although Liverpool were set back on their heels when they were punished for a slow start as Villa went ahead. Liverpool showed their character and the threat they carry to reply instantly and, while this was not a particularly assured performance, the only thing that matters at this stage is the final result, and this was a case of job done. The injury to Fabinho will be a serious worry to Klopp with FA Cup and Champions League finals on the horizon but he will hope the Brazilian’s swift removal in the first half will limit the damage. Once again January signing Diaz was a key figure, a danger all night and the provider of the cross that brought Mane’s decisive header. The Colombian’s signing has proved to be a masterstroke. Gerrard with work to do Aston Villa will finish the season in a comfortable mid-table position but so much of this term has been about manager Steven Gerrard discovering what he has at his disposal then laying the groundwork for next season. He has talent in the shape of Emiliano Buendia but big decisions remain about whether he will strengthen in defence - where captain Tyrone Mings still looks suspect - and on the possibility of a permanent deal for his former Liverpool colleague Philippe Coutinho. The Brazilian, on loan from Barcelona, only showed his ability in flashes here and it was clear the Villa fans felt more of a surge of hope when he was replaced by Buendia. Gerrard certainly has something to work with but a lot needs to be done and he is a driven personality who will not want to cruise along in mid-table. Villa, and Ings in particular, had plenty of opportunities to take advantage of some uncharacteristic uncertainty in the visitors’ defence, with keeper Alisson fortunate to get away with one or two moments of poor judgement - although he then made a crucial save from the striker when he broke clear with a chance to equalise. The end of the season will be the end of Gerrard’s fact-finding mission and the serious reconstruction will begin at Villa Park.

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