Trent Alexander-Arnold’s great added-time winner ensured Liverpool made a comeback in the second half, beating Aston Villa 2-1 at Anfield.
Mohamed Salah equalized the start of Ollie Watkins, who hit the game in the closing stages of the first half just before the hour of the Premier League competition on Saturday.
And Alexander-Arnold then brought a moment Kop-end brilliance emerged to take a hard-earned but well-deserved win as the right-back shot a low shot into the bottom corner from 20 yards after Emiliano Martinez denied Thiago Alcantara for 91 minutes.
Roberto Firmino had failed to score in the first half after a long VAR review revealed Diogo Jota had been sidelined in the build-up. The Reds reacted strongly, however, and secured three valuable points, which strengthened their offer for the top 4. Done.
Firmino and James Milner came to the XI. When Jürgen Klopp made two changes to his starting line-up and Sadio Mane and Naby Keita fell on the bench.
Liverpool did the whole early race in an offensive sense and Salah had already seen a powerful explosion near the post, parried by Martinez before he unusually missed the game’s first clear chance .
Tyrone Mings misjudged Jota’s pass to Salah, which allowed the No. 11 to strain the gate. His attempt to reach the target beat Martinez, but went just over the far post.
Firmino pulled a shot from the distance after receiving a hissing pass in the feet from Alexander-Arnold. Villa’s Ezri Konsa then nodded Matt Targett’s free-kick into the grip of Alisson Becker on the other end.
The Reds kept pushing for the opener as the half went on, and Jota moved closer as he barely passed Andy Robertson’s swinging corner the crossbar looked.
But it was the visitors who went into the next break when Watkins picked up John McGinn’s pass and shot deep behind Alisson and Firmino’s obvious equalizer was ruled out.
Immediately after the restart there was further pressure on the guest goal, and Liverpool would finally get their reward if Martinez could only shove Robertson’s shot in the path of the up-and-coming Salah, who nodded on his 28th goal of the season Had shaken the post, Klopp brought Thiago and Mane in quick succession to reinforce Liverpool’s attack impulse.
The changes had the desired effect when the R oten investigated further, although their efforts were aimed at earning them a point instead of three.
However, Alexander-Arnold had other ideas when he buried a sweetly beaten winner who proved to be crucial to the race for the Champions League- Qualification could prove.
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