Liverpool will travel to Aston Villa on Tuesday night for a delayed match of the 33rd day of the Premier League. The Reds had to prevail in order to return temporarily to a draw with City before their game in Wolverhampton on Wednesday night. A goal reached in pain, after Matip and Mané’s goals.
In a meeting with the errors, it did not take place near Liverpool, he still started to learn for the reds. After the second minute, a balloon prime minister reached the surface of Klopp’s men. He was painfully clear, but the final recovered from the Villans. Lucas Digne had a hard time on the waterlogged pitch – his trademark technique was nowhere in sight today. The latter’s head was pushed back by Alisson on … Douglas Luiz. The Brazilian defender took the opportunity to conclude.
More than a champion, Liverpool know how to react. Two minutes later, after a scuffle on the surface, Van Dijk picked up a final ball deflected off Martinez’s fingertips. Tout comme la défense des Reds, celle de Villans was not yet the entrance to the son’s match. An opportunity for Matip, also alone in front of the empty net, whose naked equalizer did not calm the pace of the match.
Liverpool lost Fabinho to injury
The actions were chained on both sides, but so were the faults. Impossible to counterattack, as each team feared the speed of his opponent. More than 30 minutes of intense bathing and the arrival of Fabinho’s injury, four days before the end of the FA Cup against Chelsea. Only a very good cross from Alexander Arnold at Keita’s feet came to animate the end of the first period. But the Guinean control rate prevented him from concluding.
The movements were constant near Liverpool, but more crossings and centers and more. To counter that, the Reds coach brought Thiago Alcantara back to the 62nd in place of the unobtrusive Curtis Jones. What to do for Diogo Jota who sent a strong pass to Luiz Diaz whose center came to find the head of Sadio Mané.
Networks in management
A 2-1 goal smiled on Klopp’s face. It is also a source of calm in this second period environment. Liverpool controlled and perfect arrival. Even the return of Mohamed Salah naked does not change the face of the game. Fear of the title flying to Manchester put Mané and his people surprisingly low on the pitch.
More fear than harm for the Reds, winners of this difficult match. Due to this result, Klopp’s men received reserves of equal points (86) with Manchester City, but were left behind the goal difference. On Wednesday night, the Cityzens will be able to take a three-point lead again if they win at Wolverhampton.
Player: Kostas Tsimikas
Probably far from the most talented player in a Liverpool squad with many talents, Kostas Tsimikas made a nice copy on Tuesday night. Always available, the Greek was often present at the front posts. Valuable help to overcome the difficulties of the attackers to combine, with a Diogo Jota who had his head elsewhere. Behind him, the 25-year-old winger did not hesitate to put on the central defender’s suit to make up for the absence of Van Dijk or Matip.