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Game #5724

Aston Villa

20-8-9, 68 PTS

Monday, 13 May 2024

Drew

4th (-)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

Premier League

Liverpool

Attendance:

Villa Park

23-10-4, 79 PTS

Aston Villa

3-3

Liverpool

Assist(s): Ollie Watkins | 12โ€™ | Calum Chambers | 85โ€™ | Moussa Diaby | 88โ€™ |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa recover from a rare blunder by Emi Martรญnez in just the second minute to deservedly equalise before the officials contrive to award an offside goal to lucky, lucky Liverpool, chalk off a no-more offside Villa goal, then ignore the foul play of hatchet man Mac Allister, sanction McGinn for a single lesser offence and as Villa fight back to level that game, award a totally unsupportable NINE minutes of injury time during which time Liverpool survive a penalty shout before some quality Diaby antics. Although the sheer stupidity of the current level of officiating across football is truly appalling, nothing can take away that Villa were far and away the better side, creating the better chances despite adversity at every turn grabbed a deserved draw at the last. The lazy trope that Villa have bottled it could not be further from the truth. That, after 53 games, they are mentally and physically exhausted is not. But enough of the negativity, Villa have 68 points, remain 4th, sit in a Champions League spot but despite having dominated that position throughout the season, remain just 5 points ahead of Tottenham having played one game more. Tottenham face title challengers Manchester City tomorrow. Should they fail to win that then the Champions League will be honoured to host Aston Villa in 2024-25.

KEY MAN

Jhon Durรกn, obviously, what would be even better is if this meant he really kicked on and became the player we all know he could be.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Monday, 13 May 2024

๐Ÿฅ… | 2โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Liverpool), Emiliano Martรญnez o.g.
โšฝ | 12โ€™ Goal, 1-1, Youri Tielemans, Assist by Ollie Watkins
๐Ÿ’ฅ | 23โ€™ Joe Gomez in a clearly offside position passes the ball to Gakpo who puts it into the net
๐ŸŽฅ | 26โ€™ VAR awards the goal after 3 minutes despite the assist maker being blatantly offside
๐Ÿฅ… | 23โ€™ Goal, 1-2, (Liverpool), Cody Gakpo
๐Ÿ’ฅ | 35โ€™ Leon Bailey is nobbled by Alexis Mac Allister
๐Ÿ’ฅ | 45โ€™+3 John McGinn is nobbled by Alexis Mac Allister
๐Ÿ•’ | 45โ€™+7 Aston Villa 1-2 Liverpool
๐Ÿฅ… | 48โ€™ Goal, 1-3, (Liverpool), Jarell Quansah
โšฝ | 52โ€™ Goal, 2-3, Ollie Watkins, Assist by Leon Bailey
๐ŸŽฅ | 54โ€™ VAR disallows the goal despite looking no more offside than on 23โ€™
๐Ÿ’ฅ | 59โ€™ Mohamed Salah receives the ball in a clearly offside position and puts it into the net
๐ŸŽฅ | 59โ€™ VAR intervenes and disallows the goal after a two minute delay for what wasnโ€™t even a tight call
๐Ÿ” | 65โ€™ Sub off, Youri Tielemans, Sub on, Nicolรฒ Zaniolo
๐ŸŸจ | 70โ€™ Booking, John McGinn for a bad foul. Just a reminder to say Alexis Mac Allister remains on the pitch without a card.
๐Ÿš‘ | 78โ€™ Player injured on field of play, Nicolรฒ Zaniolo
๐Ÿ” | 79โ€™ Sub off, Nicolรฒ Zaniolo (injury), Sub on, Calum Chambers
๐Ÿ” | 79โ€™ Sub off, Douglas Luiz, Sub on, Jhon Durรกn
โšฝ | 85โ€™ Goal, 2-3, Jhon Durรกn, Assist by Calum Chambers
๐ŸŸจ | 85โ€™ Booking, Unai Emery, Referee Hooper and his pals canโ€™t disallow this one so decide to book Unai instead
๐Ÿ’ฅ | 88โ€™ Darwin Nunez receives the ball in a clearly offside position and puts it into the net
๐ŸŽฅ | 88โ€™ the goal is disallowed despite looking no more offside than on 23โ€™
โšฝ | 88โ€™ Goal, 3-3, Jhon Durรกn, Assist by Moussa Diaby
๐Ÿ”ฅ | With two minutes to play Villa have the point that should earn them Champions League football in 2024-25
๐Ÿ’ฅ | Referee Hooper signals 9 (Nine) minutes of totally unjustified added time
๐Ÿ’ฅ | 90โ€™+4 Virgil van Dijk appears to handball in the box
๐ŸŽฅ | 90โ€™+4 VAR, to the absolute non surprise of every Villa fan, says no penalty
๐Ÿš‘ | 90โ€™+9 Player injured off field of play, Moussa Diaby, returns to field and has a sit down
๐Ÿ•’ | 90โ€™+10 FT Aston Villa 3-3 Liverpool

ON THIS DAY

John McGinn makes his 235th appearance for the club since joining for ยฃ2.7m in August 2018.

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†
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

FIXTURE HISTORY

Liverpool

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2023-24 |
Matchday | #55 |
League Game | #37 |
Manager Game | #82 |
Monday, 13 May 2024
Attendance | - |

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Unai Emery | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | Hondarribia, 2022-
Referee:ย Simon Hooper | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Wiltshire, 2008- ๐Ÿ†˜
Kick off: 8.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 1-2
FT Result: ๐ŸŸจ Drew
FT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 3-3
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Unai Emery | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 81 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 44 ๐ŸŸจ | 15 ๐ŸŸฅ 23 | 1.79

Villa Career Form:

Top 6

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee:ย Simon Hooper | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Wiltshire, 2008- ๐Ÿ†˜
Matches Officiated: 18
๐ŸŸฉ : 9
๐ŸŸจ : 5
๐ŸŸฅ : 4
๐Ÿ†˜ : 2
๐Ÿ†˜ Surrendering competence to the VAR screen, there seems to be little justification for human involvement anymore such is the weakness of their performance and accountability
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 12 November 2023, Villa 3-1 Fulham, Villa Park
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Adrian Holmes, Tim Wood.
Fourth official: Tim Robinson.
VAR: Chris Kavanagh.
Assistant VAR: Mark Scholes.

TEAM NEWS

TEAM STATS

Squad Average Age: 26.65
Starting XI Average Age: 28.21
Subs Average Age: 24.88
Bench Average Age: 24.74

Oldest Starter: GK Emiliano Martรญnez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | 31.72 |
Youngest Starter: W Moussa Diaby | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | 24.87 |

Oldest Squad Player: GK Robin Olsen | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | 33.81 |
Youngest Squad Player: F Omari Kellyman | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | 18.64 |

Oldest Substitute: CB Calum Chambers | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 29.33 |
Youngest Substitute: CF Jhon Durรกn | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | 20.43 |

MANAGER

Unai Emery | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |

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Aston Villa

GK Emiliano Martรญnez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Ezri Konsa | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Pau Torres | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Diego Carlos | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |
LB Lucas Digne | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Douglas Luiz | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
M Youri Tielemans | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
M John McGinn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
W Leon Bailey | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ |
W Moussa Diaby | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
CF Ollie Watkins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |

MANAGER

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Liverpool

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SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | M Nicolรฒ Zaniolo | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | ๐Ÿš‘ | for M Youri Tielemans | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | 65โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | CB Calum Chambers | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | for M Nicolรฒ Zaniolo | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | 79โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | CF Jhon Durรกn | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | โšฝ | โšฝ | for M Douglas Luiz | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | 79โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Robin Olsen | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Clรฉment Lenglet | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
RB Kaine Kesler Hayden | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
FB Finley Munroe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Tim Iroegbunam | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Omari Kellyman | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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SQUAD STATS

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1st XI Cost: ยฃ236.10m
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 : 3/11
Homegrown: โญ•/11
Youth: โญ•/11

Subs Cost: ยฃ14.28m
Team Cost: ยฃ250.38m
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 : 4/14
Homegrown: โญ•/14
Youth: โญ•/11

Matchday Squad Cost: ยฃ253.98m
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 : 9/20
Homegrown: 4/20
Youth: 4/20

Total Squad Cost: ยฃ377.46m
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 : 20/39
Homegrown: 13/39
Youth: 10/39

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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GK Emiliano Martรญnez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ15.66m |
GK Robin Olsen | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ3.00m |

CB Pau Torres | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ยฃ28.60m |
CB Diego Carlos | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ27.90m |
CB Ezri Konsa | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ11.97m |
CB Calum Chambers | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
CB Clรฉment Lenglet | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | Loan |

LB Lucas Digne | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ27.00m |
RB Kaine Kesler Hayden | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
FB Finley Munroe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |

M Douglas Luiz | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ15.12m |
M John McGinn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ยฃ2.79m |
M Tim Iroegbunam | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
M Youri Tielemans | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | Free |
M Nicolรฒ Zaniolo | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | Loan |

W Leon Bailey | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | ยฃ28.80m |
W Moussa Diaby | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ47.66m |

CF Ollie Watkins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ30.60m |
CF Jhon Durรกn | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | ยฃ14.28m |
F Omari Kellyman | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | Youth |

SQUAD STATS

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MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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Injury | 7 |
W Emiliano Buendรญa | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | ACL
CB Tyrone Mings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ACL
M Boubacar Kamara | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ACL
M Jacob Ramsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Foot
M Morgan Rogers | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Thigh
LB รlex Moreno | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | Calf
RB Matty Cash | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ |

Out On Loan | 7 |
CF Louie Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Stockport
GK Viljami Sinisalo | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | Exeter
M Morgan Sanson | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | Nice
M Philippe Coutinho | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | Al-Duhail
M Leander Dendoncker | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | Napoli
CB Josh Feeney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Real Uniรณn
M Tommi O'Reilly | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Real Uniรณn

UNAVAILABLE

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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

๐Ÿ”ด M Nicolรฒ Zaniolo | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | 2023-24 | ๐Ÿ•’ 39 | 13 (26) | โšฝ 2 | ๐Ÿ”ฅ 1 | ๐Ÿ‡บ 5 | #990 |

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 41%โ€จ
Possession A | 59%โ€จ

Shots F | 19
Shots A | 14

Shots on Target F | 5
Shots on Target A | 7

Shots off Target F | 7
Shots off Target A | 4

Blocked Shots F | 7
Blocked Shots A | 3

Corners F | 5
Corners A | 4

Fouls F | 11
Fouls A | 15

MATCH QUOTES

"We are so close But we just have to focus on Monday night. I think we owe the supporters a performance. We owe ourselves a performance after the effort throughout the season, the graft every single day coming in. "It has been a long hard season but certainly one to be proud of. We don't want to stop short. We know what we have to do. It is in our hands. It is going to be a very, very tough game, we know that. "We obviously have the crucial benefit of other results potentially going our way but we want to get the job done ourselves and get into the top four, which would be an unbelievable achievement. "The fans have been there the past few weeks and it is up to us to deliver now. You can wave as many scarves as you want, shout our names as loud as you want but it is up to us to find that fire and get us over the line. "We have underachieved. We know that. But we will learn from it and will be back better and stronger next year." "There has been a determination for five or six weeks. That is the frustrating thing, we could have had it wrapped up [top four] before now. But the Premier League is extremely difficult. We have certainly had some setbacks along the way but this group will keep fighting. "We fought on Thursday but it wasn't enough but on another night we could have turned it around. It wasn't to be. Unfortunately, we have to wish Olympiacos all the best." John McGinn pre-match. โ€œHe has had a lot of influence on me and he has brought back my confidence. โ€I never once doubted myself coming here. If you watched me before, people know the quality I have and what I can do on the pitch. โ€œBut itโ€™s when players are not happy, you canโ€™t get the best out of them. Unai has given me that confidence again. When Dean left, it was like, okay I came for this person and now they are gone. โ€œThen another coach came in and it was just like, the relationship wasnโ€™t really there, for me. I wasnโ€™t feeling confident and had no comfort. We wouldnโ€™t have chats to let me feel like I was needed here. โ€œI also felt like I was just another player and I donโ€™t like to feel like that because I know what I am capable of and what I can do when Iโ€™m on the pitch. I like to have a relationship with my coach. I think I am like that because of my dad - he is always there. He will make sure that he lets you know that I am good and we are very close and he has been there since I was seven. โ€œOnce I feel that, I will give my everything for that person. I never felt that before Unai came in, at all. When Unai came in, he gave me that feeling of confidence and comfort, the trust, everything. Thatโ€™s when it changed for me. โ€œAt one point, I was not happy at all and I wanted to leave, but when Unai came in everything changed. He has given everything I need and he is the best manager I have worked with. And I think he will be the best manager that I will work with for a long time. I respect him so much that if I donโ€™t start a game, it doesnโ€™t matter. โ€œI have that much trust in him and I believe in everything he is doing for the team. He has helped me a lot to really get people to see again what I am able to do. He is very important for us. What he has created has been truly remarkable. He is a really good example of a manager to have and the players really like him.โ€ Leon Bailey on Unai Emery and the charlatan that preceded him. "It's a brilliant effort towards the end. We got a bit of luck. It's been a tough few weeks with lads coming back and playing through the pain barrier. This place got us going. "Big Jhon [Duran] is a bit nuts at times. He's a nightmare to play against. "There's some of us who have never been close to the Champions League in our life. The manager has a no-excuse mentality. People have written us off and we've floated under the radar. "We'll have our Man City tops on tomorrow. "It was a crazy game to be honest. A point makes it more difficult for Tottenham. We obviously wanted the three. "There have been times this season we have gone ahead, came back, ended up losing it. It was a bit of game management. I know it wasn't the three but it is a huge one moving forwards. "This place can do that to teams. Like the Kop at Anfield. This crowd really believes in this team." John McGinn post match. โ€œFor the character we showed today we should have five points but we got only one.โ€ The ever dignified Jurgen Klopp sees a different game to everybody else. "We are very proud of the season. It is not enough at the moment to get fourth. We are going to prepare for the match on Sunday against Crystal Palace. Even after we scored the two goals we had chances. We are celebrating the season here with our supporters in Villa Park. "We are only thinking of us. We will prepare for our match on Sunday, everything is in our hands. "Jhon Duran is a special player. We have to try and help him. He is a good guy and he needs a team behind him. He is getting our demands better. He was very clinical and today was important for him. "Today we are celebrating with our supporters, we have to push it and keep working and be consistent. We were consistent all the season. The team was being mature and always consistent in our mind. Inch by inch we did it." Unai Emery, post match. "We created chances but we didn't score. We got the draw and fought right until the end and that's the most important thing. Unfortunately we couldn't score more, we felt like we deserved more in the first half. It's unlucky but we'll take the draw. "We're in that fourth position and we want to keep it. We just want to thank the fans, you can feel the atmosphere at the club. The fans have been amazing all season and it's no surprise we have an amazing home record this season." Youri Tielemans, post match. "We've enjoyed the season here, we've had a lot of emotions. "This is for you, you were always supporting us, you were always supporting us. "Today we didn't finish. The last match is at Crystal Palace on Sunday... to get to the end, to play Champions League. "This is very important. For us, the club, the players, for me." Unai Emery.

MATCH REPORT