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Liverpool v Aston Villa - as it happened

Pin Liverpool v Aston Villa, Premier League 2019/20, matchday 33, 5/7/2020 - Official line-ups. BESOCCER
Liverpool v Aston Villa, Premier League 2019/20, matchday 33, 5/7/2020 - Official line-ups. BESOCCER

Liverpool v Aston Villa - as it happened

Paul Singh by Paul Singh @besoccer_com - 2 3,925

Join us for live coverage of the Premier League clash between Liverpool and Aston Villa from Anfield. It is Liverpool's first home game since being crowned Premier League champions.

LIVE
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FT: Liverpool 2-0 Aston Villa!! All over at Anfield! Villa were the better side after a poor first half, but once Mane scored 19 minutes from time, an unimpressive Liverpool took charge. Curtis Jones put the result beyond doubt in the 89th minute and Villa's Premier League future remains uncertain. Thanks for joining us and we hope to see you again soon!
95'
Liverpool attack, but nothing comes of it. The ball is with Reina.
93'
Liverpool sub: Williams on for Robertson.
93'
Vassilev hits one well wide of the goal.
90'
Five added minutes. No way back for Villa now.
89'
Curtis Jones kills off the game! Jones starts the move, the ball then goes to the middle, a cross is sent to Salah at the back post by Robertson, he lays the ball off to Jones with his head and Jones hits home with the help of a deflection off Mings.
88'
Liverpool get a corner now.
86'
Jones goes for goal from distance and it goes well wide. The referee played an advantage in the build up for a clear shirt pull, but the Villa man avoids a card.
85'
Villa sub: Vassilev replaces Trezeguet.
85'
Liverpool sub: Jones on for Keita.
82'
Jota gets a corner for Villa.
81'
Free-kick for Villa. The ball is sent in and VVD clears.
80'
Mings is back, but limping.
78'
Liverpool has been in control since the goal. Mings is down here with an injury. Seems to have pulled something.
76'
Firmino and Salah play a one-two and the Brazilian's shot is well saved by Reina.
74'
Villa double sub: Davis and El-Ghazi replaced by Samatta and Jota.
71'
Mane makes it 1-0 to the home side! In off the bar and out of nothing! TAA's long pass finds Keita on the left hand side of the box, he then squares for Mane in the middle who fires in off the bar from six yards!! Unlucky for Villa.
70'
Back!
68'
Drinks!
65'
Liverpool get a corner here.
64'
What a block by VVD!! Villa threaten again, Grealish is given the ball and runs into the box and his shot is blocked by Van Dijk's back.
63'
72% possession for the hosts.
60'
Liverpool triple sub: Origi, the Ox and Fabinho go off, Wijnaldum, Firmino and Henderson on.
59'
Liverpool win a corner after Taylor boots out a Liverpool cutback.
58'
Luiz threatens after a defensive error, but the move comes to nothing because of good Liverpool defence.
56'
Davies is caught offside for Villa.
55'
A Liverpool cross from the Ox from this near side is well caught by the Villa goalie.
52'
What a save!! Liverpool lose the ball, Villa counter, Grealish runs, passes to El Ghazi who tries to beat Alisson to his near post (his left) and the Brazilian makes a fine save. Corner.
51'
Chance for Grealish!!! Villa attack as Trezeguet holds the ball up, he finds McGinn who puts in a lovely through ball and his shot is saved. The flag was up though.
50'
A cross to the back post by Keita is far too strong and Salah can't get to it.
48'
The Ox seems to have pulled something after kicking the ball.
47'
TAA's cross into the box is almost turned towards goal by Salah, but it goes out for a goal kick.
46'
Grealish combines with Davis on the edge of the box, but his first touch is poor and the move breaks down.
46'
Villa get us going again here! No changes.
45'
HT: Liverpool 0-0 A Villa! Half-time at Anfield in a poor first half. The main thing to report is that Grealish may have to go off with a problem just above his right ankle. Hause and El-Ghazi have had half chances for Villa while Salah had one for the hosts, but 0-0 is very fair. Back for more in a bit!
45'
D Luiz goes down in the box after being clipped on his foot by Keita, but doesn't look much.
45'
Three added minutes.
45'
McGinn hits one from distance well wide.
43'
Corner for the hosts.
42'
Grealish has gone down again and he has had some tape cut near his right ankle. He doesn't look 100% from his earlier knock.
40'
El-Ghazi hits a cross come shot from the corner of the area and Alisson saves comfortably.
40'
Alisson punches the in swinging corner away.
39'
Villa attack down the far side and Grealish's cross is headed behind by Robertson.
37'
Mane combines with Salah in the box and the Egyptian's first time shot is weak and easy for Reina down to his left.
37'
The free-kick in is poor and Reina catches.
36'
Taylor is cautioned for bringing down the Ox.
32'
Attempts: 0-1. Just that Hause header over from Grealish's free-kick.
30'
It hit Konsa's thigh so no pen.
29'
Liverpool are playing this one like a typical end of season game and Villa look content with 0-0 so this game has been uneventful so far.
28'
Liverpool win a corner here. Shouts for a handball by the Reds, but nothing given.
25'
We're back!
23'
Drinks!
21'
Grealish's free-kick is headed over the bar by Hause.
20'
Robertson is booked for a challenge on El-Ghazi.
19'
Keita and Mane combine and the former gets a corner off Hause.
16'
Salah is penalised for a push on the defender.
14'
Liverpool having some possession in Villa's half, but well away from the goal.
13'
He's limping, but he seems to be okay to return.
11'
Jack Grealish has gone down holding his ankle on the far side. Looks just above his right ankle.
7'
El Ghazi wins a throw-in deep in Liverpool's half off Robertson.
5'
Douglas Luiz did next to nothing and Salah went down very theatrically.
4'
Salah turns in the Villa box and then goes down under a challenge, but Tierney isn't interested.
2'
Dean Smith's men win a corner now which Gomez concedes.
1'
Villa get the first free-kick of the game.
1'
Liverpool get us going in red from right to left! Villa in green and black.
Prev.
Villa are giving Liverpool a guard of honour.
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Paul Tierney is the referee for this one while Chris Kavanagh is the VAR.
Prev.
17 degrees in Liverpool this afternoon.
Prev.
Aston Villa lost 0-1 at home to Wolves last time out and they make just one change. Pepe Reina replaces Nyland in goal. Nyland has had a couple of dodgy performances recently.
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Three changes for Liverpool from the 4-0 loss at Man City. Wijnaldum, Henderson and Firmino are replaced by Keita, the Ox and Origi.
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1st v 18th. Liverpool have nothing to play in their first home game since winning while the title while Villa are 1pt off safety. Watford are just outside the bottom three by one point have a better goal difference by one goal.
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No James Milner today for Liverpool due to a "tight muscle".
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Aston Villa XI: Reina (GK); Taylor, Mings, Hause, Konsa; Grealish, D Luiz, McGinn; Trezeguet, Davis and El-Ghazi.
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Liverpool XI: Alisson (GK); Robertson, Van Dijk, Gomez, TAA; Keita, Fabinho, the Ox; Mane, Origi and Salah.
Prev.
Hello and welcome to live coverage of the Premier League clash between Lverpool and Aston Villa at Anfield!
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