Premier League: Liverpool end six-game losing run at Anfield with 2-1 victory

The comeback win against Aston Villa helps Liverpool keep their European dream intact

Mohamed Salah for Liverpool; Credit: Liverpool Twitter page
By Karthik Raman | Apr 10, 2021 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

Trent Alexander-Arnold’s injury-time winner helped Liverpool register come-from-behind 2-1 victory against Aston Villa on Saturday. The dramatic end to the game helped the host end their six consecutive Premier League defeats at Anfield. The comeback win also helped the Merseyside club avenge their humiliating 7-2 defeat against Aston Villa at the start of the season.

Liverpool started the brighter of the two but struggled to make the most of their dominance. The final shot or pass prevented the Reds from going ahead. Then Ollie Watkins, who scored a hat-trick in Villa’s 7-2 win against Liverpool earlier this campaign, broke the deadlock.

Desperate for an equaliser the home side threw all the men forward and thought Roberto Firmino equalised with the last kick of the first half. But VAR intervened and ruled it offside, leaving Jurgen Klopp and his team frustrated going into the break.

The hosts finally got their equaliser on 57 minutes when Salah scored from a header for his 28th goal of the season. Both the teams desperate for a winner, it was the visitors who first came close when Trezeguet’s shot came back off the inside of the post.

Sadio Mane, Thiago Alcantara and Xherdan Shaqiri came off the bench for Liverpool to change the tide in their direction. In the closing minutes, Martinez’s fabulous save denied Thiago from turning home Shaqiri’s cross. However, the loose ball came to Arnold, who scored a beautifully curled winning goal. The win firmly keeps Liverpool in the hunt for a Top-4 finish.

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