Download Highlights: Liverpool vs Aston Villa 2-0 – Sadio Mane and Curtis Jones scores for the Reds

Sadio Mane and Curtis Jones kept up below-par Liverpool’s perfect home record in their 2-0 win over struggling Aston Villa.

In their first home game since being crowned Premier League champions 10 days ago, Liverpool were fortunate to edge past their relegation-threatened visitors, who had the better of the few chances at Anfield.

Aston Villa could have led by the time Mane struck the opener with chances falling for Anwar El Ghazi and Douglas Luiz in either half but failed to sufficiently test Alisson, as the visitors remained a point adrift of safety inside the relegation.

Download Highlights: Liverpool vs Aston Villa 2-0 - Sadio Mane and Curtis Jones scores for the Reds

Liverpool 2-0 Aston Villa Team news

*Liverpool made three changes from the defeat by Manchester City, with Divock Origi getting a rare start in place of Roberto Firmino in attack.

*Aston Villa restored Pepe Reina in goal for his first return to Anfield since leaving in 2014, as one of five changes.

LIVERPOOL VS ASTON VILLA MATCH DETAILS & STATISTICS

Date: Jul 5, 2020
Stadium: Anfield (Liverpool)
League: Premier League
Referee: Tierney P. (Eng)
Match: Liverpool vs Aston Villa
Half-time: 0 – 0
Full-time: 2 – 0
Possession (%): 71 – 29
Goal Attempts: 6 – 9
Shots on target:4 – 3
Shots Off target: 1 – 4
Free Kicks: 13 – 20
Corners: 7 – 5
Offsides: 1 – 5
Goalkeeper Saves: 3 – 2
Fouls: 18 – 8
Yellow Cards: 1 – 1
Red Cards: 0 – 0
Total Passes: 660 – 254
Tackles: 7 – 9
Attacks: 154 – 74
Dangerous Attacks: 61 – 30

Opta Facts

•Liverpool have now won each of their last 34 Premier League matches when scoring the first goal of the game, since a 1-1 draw with West Ham in February 2019.

•Liverpool are unbeaten in their last 57 Premier League home games (W47 D10), winning each of the last 24 in a row.

•Aston Villa are without a victory in nine Premier League games (D2 L7), the longest current winless run in the competition.

•Curtis Jones (19 years, 157 days) is the youngest Liverpool player to score a Premier League goal since Trent Alexander-Arnold (19 years, 80 days) versus Swansea in December 2017.

Liverpool 2-0 Aston Villa Player ratings

Liverpool:

 Alisson (7), Alexander-Arnold (6), Gomez (7), Van Dijk (7), Robertson (6), Keita (7), Fabinho (7), Oxlade-Chamberlain (5), Mane (7), Origi (5), Salah (6).

Subs: Firmino (7), Henderson (7), Wijnaldum (6), Jones (7), Williams (n/a).

Aston Villa

: Reina (7), Konsa (7), Hause (6), Mings (7), Taylor (6), McGinn (6), Luiz (7), Grealish (7), El Ghazi (6), Davis (5), Trezeguet (6).

Subs: Samatta (5), Jota (6), Vassilev (n/a).

Man of the match

: Sadio Mane

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What’s next?

Liverpool’s trip to Brighton on Wednesday is live on Sky Sports Premier League from 8pm; kick-off at 8.15pm.

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