Aston Villa 1-2 Liverpool LIVE! Mane goal - Premier League result, match stream and latest updates today

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Aston Villa vs Liverpool - LIVE!

Liverpool recovered from conceding in the third minute to beat Aston Villa 2-1 and move level on points with Manchester City in the Premier League title race on Tuesday.

City, which leads thanks to its superior goal difference, plays its game in hand against Wolverhampton on Wednesday. The two title rivals will then only have two more league games to play.

Sadio Mane scored the winner for Liverpool at Villa Park, heading home a cross from Luis Diaz in the 65th minute.

Liverpool had fallen behind to Douglas Luiz’ close-range strike, only to equalize three minutes later when Joel Matip converted into an unguarded empty net after fellow center back Virgil van Dijk had a shot saved.

The Reds, who drew 1-1 with Tottenham on Saturday, avoided having their title bid further derailed by a Villa team managed by one of their greatest players.

Steven Gerrard, a boyhood Liverpool fan and former star midfielder, insisted his focus was purely on winning the game for Villa. His team can still have a massive say in the title race, with Villa playing at City on the final day of the season.

Liverpool lost Fabinho in the 30th minute to a hamstring injury that could potentially rule the holding midfielder out of the FA Cup final against Chelsea on Saturday.

Ahead of that game at Wembley Stadium, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp chose to leave out left back Andrew Robertson from the squad entirely and begin with Mohamed Salah and Thiago Alcantara on the bench.

The win saw Liverpool reduce the gap on goal difference to City to 3.

Liverpool finishes the league campaign with games against Southampton and Wolverhampton next week.

City’s final two games are against West Ham and Villa.

Follow all of the action LIVE with Standard Sport’s dedicated match blog!

Aston Villa vs Liverpool latest news

  • GOAL! Sadio Mane gives Liverpool the lead

  • Fabinho limps off injured

  • GOAL! Matip draws Liverpool level

  • GOAL! Luiz fires Aston Villa ahead!

  • Kick-off time and venue: 8pm BST, Villa Park

  • TV channel: Sky Sports

  • Prediction: 2-2 draw

  • Confirmed Aston Villa lineup

  • Confirmed Liverpool lineup

Aston Villa FC 1 - 2 Liverpool FC

Thank you and good night

23:09 , Jonathan Gorrie

Thank you for joining Standard Sport’s coverage of Liverpool’s crucial win over Aston Villa.

You can read our full match report here.

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FT: Aston Villa 1-2 Liverpool

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Poor decision from Cash

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89:00 - Cash in space after a switch from Buendia but, rather than cross, he tries to shoot from a tight angle on the volley.

Jurgen Klopp is FUMING

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85:00 - The German is in a fit of rage at his defenders, with Ings getting in a number of times in the last few minutes.

DISALLOWED GOAL!

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84:00 - Stunning finish from Ings but, sadly, he’s way offside.

Villa change

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CHANCE FOR VILLA

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83:00 - Huge save from Alisson the deny Ings at a tight angle!

CHANCE FOR LIVERPOOL

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82:00 - Keita very close to a Paul Scholes-like volley from just outside the box after a cleared corner but it fizzles wide.

Into the final 10

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79:00 - As we approach the 80-minute mark, it’s Liverpool looking more likely to score.

OFF THE LINE!

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75:00 - Cash clears one off the line from Mane!

Salah arrives

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CHANCE FOR VILLA

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68:00 - Ings played through on goal but Alisson somehow smothers the ball before he can get a shot off!

GOAL! Aston Villa 1-2 Liverpool | Sadio Mane ‘64

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64:00 - Stunning finish from Mane with a glancing header from a Diaz cross.

Villa change

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Liverpool change

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Villa asking questions

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52:00 - A few times now Villa have got between Van Dijk and Tsimikas, although the Greek defender does very well to take the ball off of Watkins’ toes after a brilliant ball from Ings.

Henderson has changed the game

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51:00 - A real captain’s performance, settling his team down and ironically in front of a certain Steven Gerrard.

Coutinho almost in

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48:00 - Coutinho breaks and finds himself in the box but his attempts to twist and turn Van Dijk - the man Liverpool bought with the money they got for the Brazilian - fail.

CHANCE FOR LIVERPOOL

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47:00 - Alexander-Arnold’s free kick from around 25 yards out inches just wide.

Back underway!

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Here we go!

A first for everything

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How Liverpool got back into it

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A look at Villa’s goal

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HT: Aston Villa 1-1 Liverpool

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Three minutes added on

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45:00 - Jones is finding more space between Konza and Cash and sees his curling shot sail over.

CHANCE FOR LIVERPOOL

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42:00 - Nakamba loses the ball on the break and Jones shoots from just outside of the box, though Martinez does well to save.

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Jon Moss is taking some pelters

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39:00 - Alexander-Arnold throws Coutinho to the floor as he threatens to break but Moss misses it and gives a foul against the Villa man as he races back in to win the ball.

The crowd are not happy.

Some composed Liverpool play

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37:00 - The team have been sloppy so far but Henderson’s introduction has helped settle things down. So composed, so experienced, they’ve looked a lot better.

CHANCE FOR LIVERPOOL

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32:00 - Alexander-Arnold gets a rare chance to play a ball into the box and finds Keita in acres of space but the midfielder cannot connect and hits the air instead of the ball.

DISALLOWED!

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32:00 - Brilliant interplay sees Diaz round Martinez and square to Mane to tap-in but the Colombian is offside.

Strange sight

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29:00 - Fabinho limps off but Henderson isn’t even ready to replace him.

Fabinho injured

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27:00 - That might go some way into explaining his VERY ropey performance thus far.

Fabinho the master of the dark arts

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24:00 - The Brazilian’s touch lets him down, allowing Coutinho to pounce.

He then brings his compatriot down, invoking the ire of the home support, who want to see him booked after three fouls in quick-succession.

Some really sloppy touches from Liverpool tonight.

CHANCE FOR VILLA

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23:00 - McGinn’s delicious cross finds Ings between defender and goalkeeper but he cannot direct his header goalwards.

CHANCE FOR VILLA

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21:00 - Alisson is VERY lucky.

Crazy decision, almost like Loris Karius in Kiev.

Usually so cool on the ball, the Brazilian passes straight to Watkins outside of his box, although the Villa striker is taken by surprsie and cannot control it quick enough.

CHANCE FOR LIVERPOOL

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18:00 - Towering header from Mane after a Tskimikas shaves the post.

Martinez didn’t even move.

CHANCE FOR LIVERPOOL

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17:00 - Konsa gives a stupid free-kick away by fouling Jota by the corner flag and Villa are almost punished.

The cross in finds Van Dijk, whose blocked header almost falls right at Sadio Mane’s feet.

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The game is slowing

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14:00 - Natural perhaps after such a thrilling start but Liverpool are getting on the ball a lot more now. That can’t be good news for Villa.

This game looks ideal for Coutinho

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12:00 - Liverpool are a mess defensively.

Villa look dangerous every time they go forward, although that final pass is missing.

Enter Coutinho?

End-to-end stuff

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10:00 - Both sides looking so dangerous when attacking, with McGinn and Mings really looking to catch Liverpool’s high defensive line out.

Villa will be gutted

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09:00 - Really good start from the home undermined by Mings’ mistake, letting Liverpool right back into this.

What an opening few minutes

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07:00 - Tskimikas almost catches Martinez out with a cross looping over him!

We look set for a thrilling game at Villa Park.

GOAL! Aston Villa 1-1 Liverpool | Joel Matip ‘5

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05:00 - Instant comeback!

Mings gets in a real mess truing to clear a cross from a free-kick and the ball bounces to Van Dijk, whose shot is saved but Matip taps in a rebound.

GOAL! Aston Villa 1-0 Liverpool | Douglas Luiz ‘3

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03:00 - Brilliant from Villa!

Watkins is played in-behind the Liverpool defence and Alisson saves well. They don’t deal with it, however, and the ball comes back into the box from Digne, with Douglas Luiz scrambling home after seeing his header saved.

High Villa press

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01:00 - Really good pressing from Cash on Tskimikas almost lets Villa in.

Looks like Mane is playing through the middle tonight with Jota on the left.

Big tackle from Fabinho

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01:00 - McGinn looks to break but Fabinho brings him down with a fierce challenge.

Strong start.

KICK-OFF

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We’re off and running!

The teams are out!

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Can Aston Villa pull off a shock?

Sadio Mane’s future discussed

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The warm-ups are well underway

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Jurgen Klopp explains his team selection

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A promising omen?

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A sight Liverpool fans will enjoy seeing

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One of the biggest shocks in Premier League history?

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On fire

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Jamie Redknapp: It is has been a great season for Liverpool no matter what happens

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Jamie Carragher on the title race

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“I still think there is a chance for Liverpool,” he told Sky.

“Tonight is huge. If they don’t get the three points tonight, there’s no chance. I’d be very surprised if City won the two away games. West Ham and Wolves are very tough games.”

Jamie Carragher reacts to Erling Haaland’s signing

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Eyes on the FA Cup final

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Hard to see any reason as to why Klopp would rest Salah, the league’s top scorer, in a game they simply have to win other than building up to the FA Cup final.

Confirmed Liverpool lineup

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Confirmed Aston Villa lineup

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How do Liverpool go top of the table tonight?

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Only by winnning by four clear goals can Klopp’s side overtake Manchester City, who still have a game in hand.

Klopp: Liverpool have to ‘delete the bad things’ from the Tottenham draw

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Jurgen Klopp has called on his Liverpool players to “delete the bad things” from Saturday’s draw with Tottenham.

The Reds came from behind to secure a point at home to Spurs - the first time they had not won at Anfield in the Premier League since October - but a lot of their attacking play was far from what Klopp wanted to see.

His side swung in 46 crosses in the game, which is way above their normal number, as they chased the win which would have maintained the pressure on league leaders Manchester City.

Klopp was unhappy with the way his players deviated from their tried-and-trusted methods but believes they will have no problem hitting the reset switch for Tuesday’s trip to Aston Villa.

You can read Klopp’s full comments here.

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Antonio Conte fires back at Jurgen Klopp

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Antonio Conte has advised Jurgen Klopp to stop talking about other teams after the Liverpool manager criticised Tottenham‘s approach at Anfield and says the Reds were lucky to come away with a draw on Saturday.

Klopp took aim at Conte’s tactics after Spurs’ derailed Liverpool’s title challenge, saying he did not like “this kind of football” and claiming the visitors “should do more”. The German later admitted he was wrong and said he would not say the same again.

Conte set up his side with a back five without the ball, and they finished the game with 35 percent of possession. But Spurs nonetheless created chances in transition, and took the lead just before the hour through Heung-min Son before being pegged back by Luis Diaz’s deflected equaliser.

Conte said Klopp will know it was a point gained for Liverpool and warned the Reds manager to focus on his own side’s problems in future.

You can read Conte’s full comments here.

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Jurgen Klopp: Erling Haaland will ‘set new levels’ at Manchester City

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With the Erling Haaland transfer confirmed by Manchester City, Jurgen Klopp is expecting an even tougher challenge next season.

“If Erling Haaland goes there, it will not weaken them.

“Definitely not.

“This transfer will set new levels, let me say it like this.”

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Head to head (h2h) history and results

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Liverpool have won all of the last three meetings against Villa, but will not want reminding of their last Premier League visit.

Ollie Watkins netted a first-half hat-trick as the Reds were destroyed 7-2 on a stunning afternoon in October 2020.

Liverpool wins: 99

Aston Villa wins: 59

Draws: 40

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Latest Odds

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Betfair: Aston Villa vs Liverpool match odds

Aston Villa: 8/1

Draw: 18/5

Liverpool: 4/9

Betfair: Premier League winner 2021/22

Man City: 1/10

Liverpool: 13/2

Betfair: Liverpool to win multiple trophies this season

To win the Champions League, FA Cup and EFL Cup: 5/4

Not to win the Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup: 6/1

To win the Premier League, Champions League and EFL Cup: 8/1

To win the domestic treble: 9/1

To win the quadruple: 14/1

Prediction

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Understandably given they are still fighting on three fronts this deep into the season, Liverpool looked a little tired and leggy as their 13-game winning home run was ended by Tottenham, who could potentially have won the match with a little more brave ambition late on.

Klopp may well have changes in mind to combat that inevitable fatigue, while there is the small matter of the FA Cup final against Chelsea at Wembley to consider at the weekend.

Villa had lost four games on the spin before staging a mini-rival over recent weeks, albeit with wins against teams at the wrong end of the table.

Gerrard and the likes of Philippe Coutinho will have extra motivation against their former club, and we’re tipping an entertaining draw that all but hands the championship to City.

A 2-2 draw.

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Liverpool team news: Firmino could return

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For Liverpool, Roberto Firmino could play some part. The Brazilian sat out against Tottenham having also travelled but not played in the Champions League semi-final second leg at Villarreal.

However, he has continued to train following a foot problem and is edging closer to a return to action. Liverpool otherwise have a clean bill of health.

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Aston Villa team news: Jacob Ramsey unavailable

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Jacob Ramsey will remain unavailable for Villa due to a small groin injury that also kept him out of the win over Burnley, while Kortney Hause and Morgan Sanson are also sidelined.

Leon Bailey also missed Saturday’s victory at Turf Moor with an ankle issue but is expected to return before the end of the season.

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How to watch

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TV channel: In the UK, tonight’s game will be televised live on Sky Sports Premier League, Main Event and Ultra HD, with coverage beginning at 7pm.

Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers will also be able to watch the match online via the Sky Go app.

Live blog: You can follow all the action via Standard Sport’s live blog.

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Welcome

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Good evening and welcome to Standard Sport’s dedicated match coverage of Aston Villa vs Liverpool.

Kick-off from Villa Park is at 8pm BST.

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