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Liverpool 3-0 Aston Villa: Match report, player ratings, fan reaction and more

All the action and reaction from Anfield.


Liverpool hosted Aston Villa in one of two 2 pm Premier League games on Sunday.

Liverpool headed into the game looking to maintain their unbeaten start to the season, whilst Aston Villa were aiming to overtake the Reds in the table.

When all was said and done at Anfield, Liverpool came away with the win.

Liverpool got off to a dream start after a corner came in from the right wing and found its way to Dominik Szoboszlai who drilled it through a crowded penalty area and into the net after three minutes.

The Reds doubled their lead after 27 minutes when Trent Alexander-Arnold’s cross and Nunez’s touch was put into the Villa goal by Matty Cash.

Darwin Nunez had a few chances to increase Liverpool’s lead further in the first half but his finishing was off and the score remained 2-0 heading into the break.

Liverpool got their third goal 10 minutes into the second half after Mohamed Salah was set up by Nunez to kill off the match.

The Reds went on to see out the match with relative ease but they did lose Trent to what looked to be a hamstring issue midway through the second half.

Player ratings

Liverpool

  • GK: Alisson (7)
  • RB: Trent Alexander-Arnold (8)
  • CB: Joe Gomez (7)
  • CB: Joel Matip (7)
  • LB: Andy Robertson (7)
  • CM: Dominik Szoboszlai (7.5)
  • CM: Alexis Mac Allister (7)
  • CM: Curtis Jones (6)
  • RW: Mohamed Salah (8)
  • ST: Darwin Nunez (6.5)
  • LW: Luis Diaz (6.5)

Substitutes

  • Jarell Quansah (5)
  • Harvey Elliott (5)
  • Cody Gakpo (5)
  • Diogo Jota (5)
  • Endo (N/A)

Aston Villa

  • GK: Emi Martinez (5.5)
  • RWB: Matty Cash (4)
  • CB: Ezri Konsa (5)
  • CB: Diego Carlos (3)
  • CB: Pau Torres (5)
  • LWB: Lucas Digne (7)
  • CM: Douglas Luiz (7)
  • CM: Boubacar Kamara (5.5)
  • RW: Moussa Diaby (5.5)
  • LW: John McGinn (6)
  • ST: Ollie Watkins (5.5)

Substitutes

  • Youri Tielemans (4)
  • Nicola Zaniolo (4)
  • Jhon Duran (4)

Match reaction

Josh Barker

Josh Barker

Middlesbrough fan from the North East of England. @JoshBarker979 on Twitter.


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