As it happened: Liverpool 2-1 Aston Villa in the Premier League
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 10: James Milner of Liverpool battles for possession with John McGinn of Aston Villa during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Aston Villa at Anfield on April 10, 2021 in Liverpool, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

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17:04a month ago

Thank you for watching!

What a game! Thanks for joining me in what was a crazy game! 

This match could be pivotal for Liverpool at the end of the season!

17:01a month ago

Full Time

Liverpool get a last gasp goal and secure all three points. Villa will be disappointed after going ahead in the first half. Liverpool made plenty of scoring opportunities but it was Salah's in the second half which equaled the scores. Finally as they gave it everything, Alexander-Arnold unleashed a bullet of a shot firing into the bottom right hand corner to win it for Liverpool. A weight off of Klopp's shoulder as Liverpool are back to winning ways at Anfield ahead of a game against Real Madrid on Wednesday evening!
16:55a month ago

90' Alexander-Arnold Goal

Thiago's shot brilliantly saved at close range by Martinez. The ball falls to Alexander-Arnold at the edge of the box where he rifles and shot into the bottom corner giving Liverpool the lead!
16:53a month ago

Goal!!!!!!!!!

Alexander-Arnold with the winner!!!!
16:50a month ago

88' Liverpool substitute

Kabak off

Shaqiri on

16:46a month ago

84' Villa booking

Watkins booked for a late challenge on Thiago
16:43a month ago

81' Aston Villa substitution

Trezeguet off

Ramsey on

16:43a month ago

80' Stop in play

Trezeguet down injured. He looks in real pain as he hobbles off the pitch
16:39a month ago

76' Villa shot

Ross Barkley breaks away from the Liverpool midfield and shoots from range. Alisson comfortably saves
16:36a month ago

74' Liverpool Substition

Firmino off

Mane on

16:36a month ago

73' Liverpool booking

Robertson booked next as he denies Villa of a counter attack
16:34a month ago

72' Aston Villa booking

Matt Targett is the latest to be booked
16:32a month ago

70' Liverpool substitution

Wijnaldum off

Thiago on

16:27a month ago

64' Liverpool booking

James Milner is the first Liverpool player to receive a yellow for Liverpool
16:25a month ago

61' Villa hit the post!

The ball is cleared to Watkins who looks in an offside position. He finds Trezeguet who has his shot deflected and smashes the post before going out for a goal kick
16:19a month ago

56' Salah Goal

Quick play by Liverpool sees them pass the ball with ease up the pitch. Robertson's shot is palmed by Martinez into the path of Salah who taps into an open net
16:18a month ago

GOAL!!!

Salah equalises for Liverpool!
16:17a month ago

54' Let off for Liverpool

Milner passes sloppily and gives the ball away letting Villa break. Alexander-Arnold defends well and it goes out for a goal kick
16:15a month ago

53' Aston Villa shot wide

The ball falls to Traore just inside the box and his shot is dragged wide of the goal
16:11a month ago

48' Aston Villa booking

Douglas Luiz is the second player to be booked after slowing down Liverpool's quick free kick
16:07a month ago

Second Half!

Liverpool kick-off the second half!
16:06a month ago

Liverpool disallowed goal!


 
16:05a month ago

Watkins Goal!


 
16:05a month ago

Half Time stats!


 
16:00a month ago

Liverpool's goal drought continues


 
15:54a month ago

Half Time

The visitors lead through Watkins despite Liverpool dominating possession and having a huge amount of chances. 

The Reds will be frustrated they haven't scored at least a couple as just before the break they had a goal ruled out for offside by the thinnest of margins 

15:51a month ago

47' Offside!

By the narrowest of margins, Jota is fractionally offside! 

1-0 Aston Villa

15:50a month ago

47' GOAL !!

Liverpool equal the scoring on the brink of half time. A brilliant pass across the pitch by Alexander-Arnold to Jota. The Portuguese plays it across to Salah whose shot is blocked to Firmino. From a few yards out he smashes home to equal the scoring. 

VAR is checking for offside....

15:47a month ago

43' Ollie Watkins goal

After all their defending it is Villa who score first. Ollie Watkins is played through the middle and muscles off both defenders to then shoot low. Alisson gets a hand but it's not strong enough as the shot fires through him.

Watkins haunts Liverpool again but it really should've been saved

15:44a month ago

42' GOAL !!

Ollie Watkins opens up the scoring for the visitors
15:44a month ago

41' Wasted again!

This time it's Nakamba who gives the ball away and Liverpool have a plethora of shots all blocked by Villa defenders
15:42a month ago

40' Wasted chance for Liverpool

Traore misplaces his pass and gives it straight to Salah who on the edge of the Villa box takes too long. The ball is played to Alexander-Arnold who has a shot and is blocked
15:40a month ago

37' Liverpool attempt

Another attempt for Liverpool this time Jota gets into a good position but shoots down the throat of Martinez who easily cleans up
15:37a month ago

35' Villa chances!

Cash and Trezeguet both have chances in quick succession. Both hit at Alisson who collects comfortably both times
15:33a month ago

31' Jota Chance!

The corner is whipped in towards Jota who has free header and heads over the bar.

He'll be disappointed with that one

15:32a month ago

30' Free kick for Liverpool

Firmino does well to keep possession after a loose header towards him. He's taken down on the edge of the box by Mcginn. 

Alexander-Arnold whips a shot which inches over for a corner after a touch by Martinez

15:31a month ago

26' Luiz down

Luiz goes down with a head injury, possibly concussion. The player isn't happy as he looks to be coming off yet, the player stands his ground and comes back on
15:26a month ago

24' Aston Villa booking

Konsa is the first player to be booked. The defender pulled down Jota who broke away on the attack
15:23a month ago

21' Alisson Save!

Deep free kick taken by Villa finds the head on Konsa who heads at Alisson. The keeper comfortably catches the ball.

First real chance for the visitors 

15:22a month ago

20' Villa attack struggling

Ollie Watkins struggling to get on the ball as he is swarmed whenever the ball comes to him.

Difficulty for the lone striker

15:19a month ago

17' Chance for Liverpool

Alexander-Arnold drills a low cross to Firmino's feet who shoots at the keeper. Flag is raised and Firmino is offside 
15:14a month ago

12' Salah Miss!

Mings misses his touch which feed Salah through. The Egyptian pokes it wide of the goal as Martinez makes himself look big.

Should be 1-0

15:11a month ago

8' Postivitive start for Liverpool

After being scrutinised in recent weeks for their poor starts, Liverpool have had a bright start creating a couple of chances and keeping the ball well
15:06a month ago

4' Salah Shot

Liverpool take a short corner and work it out to Salah who shoots at the near post and is saved by Martinez
15:04a month ago

2' Free kick

The free kick is headed out by Phillips. 

Definitely the first of many for the English centre back

15:03a month ago

1' Early foul by Liverpool

Kabak takes down Mcgin by the corner flag as the Turkish defender loses his man. Free kick Villa
15:01a month ago

0' Kick-off

Aston Villa kick -off at Anfield
14:59a month ago

2 minutes silence

Both teams take a two minutes silence and will wear black armbands for the passing of the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip
14:55a month ago

Out come the teams!

The teams come out with Liverpool sporting their famous red and Villa in a white kit!
14:47a month ago

The visitors warming up


 
14:40a month ago

Liverpool's danger man!

Diogo Jota keeps his place in the team today. The Portuguese has 12 goals and one assist in 23 appearances. Despite his injury he is already playing with plenty of confidence and is back playing at his best.

Aston Villa will need to look out for him as he has quick footwork as well as a brilliant shot

14:38a month ago

Villa's danger man!

Ollie Watkins will be a real danger for Liverpool tonight and will test their inexperienced centre backs. 

The young Englishman has 11 goals and three assists this season and will look to use his blistering pace to get in behind Liverpool's back line today.

14:28a month ago

Aston Villa team news!

The visitors also make two changes from their last outing. After scoring a brace, Trezeguet comes in for El Ghazi whilst Nakamba comes in for Sanson!
14:23a month ago

Liverpool team news!

Liverpool make two changes from their defeat to Real Madrid. Mane and Keita dropped to the bench as Milner and Firmino come in to replace them!
14:18a month ago

Aston Villa lineup!

 

14:13a month ago

Liverpool lineup!

 

14:08a month ago

What a win for Aston Villa would mean!

A win for Villa would see them back in the race for a Europa League spot. They would move up to eighth with a game in hand and two points off Liverpool!
14:03a month ago

What a win for Liverpool would mean!

A win for Liverpool today would keep their slim chances of qualifying for the Champions League alive. All three points would see Liverpool move up to fourth with West Ham, Chelsea and Spurs having a game in hand whilst Everton would have two. Anything else would see them all but out of the race for top four
13:58a month ago

Stage is set!

 

13:53a month ago

How to watch!

Today's game kicks-off at 15:00 GMT with coverage on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League starting at 14:00 GMT.

If you are without a TV then VAVEL UK is the best place for all the live updates!

13:48a month ago

Aston Villa missing their Talisman

Jack Grealish has been dynamite for Villa this season with six goals and ten assists in 22 league appearances. However, Villa have been given a huge blow ahead of today's match with their captain suffering an injury set back.

The Englishman looked set to make his return against Liverpool after being sidelined since February but coach Dean Smith revealed he broke down in training earlier this week

A huge miss for Villa today as Grealish was instrumental in their 7-2 demolish of Liverpool earlier on in the season.

13:43a month ago

The reverse fixture!

The reverse fixture saw the reigning Premier League champions embarrassed at Villa Park.

The Reds suffered their worst ever Premier League defeat losing 7-2 to Dean Smith's men.

A hattrick from Watkins, brace from Grealish and two singles from Barkley and Mcginn demoralised Liverpool and gave them a wake up call like no other.

With Villa five points off Liverpool with a game in hand, they will be looking to close the gap with a win today at Anfield

13:38a month ago

Liverpool's woeful home record!

Since going 68 games unbeaten at home in the league, Liverpool are now on their worst home run in the league in the club's history.

They have six straight defeats at Anfield and have nearly played 12 hours without scoring a goal from open play

Could they break the curse and find a win against an ambitious Villa side today?

13:33a month ago

Kick-off Time!

Today's Premier League match will kick-off at 15:00 GMTamp;
13:28a month ago

Welcome!

Welcome to VAVEL UK's live coverage of Liverpool vs Aston Villa in the Premier League. My name is Tom Alston and I'll be your host for today's match. We will provide you with all the team news and build-up before kick off at 15:00 GMT with live updates throughout the match
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