At the end of an intriguing game at Anfield in the gameweek 16, here are our Liverpool vs Aston Villa Player Ratings.
Liverpool welcomed the homecoming of their boy who has now turned to a man, Steven Gerrard but it was only a moment till Aston Villa got the proceedings started. Despite the relentless attacking from Liverpool, Aston Villa got the resilient defense to thwart away the threats. Steve G is the only manager in the Premier League after Pep Guardiola to keep the half time CS.
In the second half, Liverpool came out all guns blazing to score the goal but Villa denied several times. However, Tyrone Mings conceded a penalty which was converted by Mohamed Salah to give the lead. Despite the attempts from Aston Villa in the dying embers of the game, Liverpool ran winners at Anfield to keep their second position intact in the league.
Liverpool vs Aston Villa Player Ratings:
Alisson (6.3/10): The Liverpool shot-stopper had very less to deal with against Aston Villa. The player was guilty of leaving the lines twice in the first half,
Trent Alexander Arnold (6.9/10): The young right-back once stole the show on the right wing with his accurate crosses. He had very little to deal with in the defense.
Virgil van Dijk (6.9/10): Virgil van Dijk was rock in the heart of the defense. Though Watkins troubled him initially, van Dijk came on top with his aerial capabilities.
Joel Matip (6.9/10): Whenever Matip found VVD in trouble, he came to clean up the mess. The player was agile and had six aerial duel wins to his name.
Andy Robertson (6.9/10): The Scottish skipper was able to impose himself in the game with his pin point crosses and corners which the Merseyside outfit was unable to capitalize on.
Thiago (6.5/10): The midfielder played a key role in rotating the ball on the pitch when Liverpool had possession. He won a tackle and had a successful dribble to his name.
Fabinho (6.8/10): Three aerial duels and a tackle to his name in the game against Aston Villa along with perfect rotation of the ball on the pitch speaks volumes. The former RM player was a key figure for the team.
Jordan Henderson (6.5/10): The skipper was talisman in the midfield despite not having a great day. He had 6% of Liverpool’s total possession in the game.
Mohamed Salah (7.3/10): When it seemed like he was going blank at Anfield, the player rose to the occasion to not only create a chance but also to score the penalty. His goal proved to be the winner.
Sadio Mane (6.3/10): The Senagalese international’s poor form continues to trouble the manager as the player failed to dominate the proceedings.
Alex Oxlaide Chamberlain (6.3/10): Started as a false nine against Steve G’s side, Chamberlain could not deliver on what he was asked to.
Diogo Jota (6.1/10): The winger had his chances to increase the margin of the lead but was unable to find the back of the net.
James Milner (NA):
Takumi Minamino (NA):
Emi Martinez (7.2/10): If not for Emi Martinez, the scoreline would have looked different at Anfield. He was the star of the game for AVFC despite conceding a penalty.
Tyrone Mings (6.3/10): The English international thwarted every attempt and was growing into the game until he decided to commit the foul on Salah to concede a penalty.
Ezri Konsa (6.3/10): Barring a tackle to his name and drawing a foul, the player had no contribution in the fixture against Liverpool.
Matt Targett (6.5/10): The full-back was indulged in defensive activities and had very little to offer going forward in the game.
Matthew Cash (6.5/10): Cash had his moments in the game in both attack and defense. The player put in great balls but the forwards were unable to utilise the same.
Ashley Young (6.6/10): The former Manchester United player was one of the lively players for Villa in the attack. He challenged VVD but could not find the back of the net.
Marvelous Nakamba (6.8/10): The player was a live wire in the midfield putting his body behind the line to save the goals. However, he was subbed off as the player could not keep up with heavy pressing in the game.
Douglas Luiz (6.7/10): The former Manchester City player was crucial for Aston Villa in the midfield but was unable to create any chance for his team. The player had four tackles to his name.
John McGinn (6.7/10): The Scottish international, John McGinn played an active part in the game for Villa. He helped his side to not only defend but also to build from the back against Merseysiders.
Ollie Watkins (6/10): It was a game to forget for the youngster. The player was isolated in the attack as others were involved in defensive activities. Against Liverpool, he had one scoring chance but failed to capitalize.
Jacob Ramsey (6.5/10): Ramsey had nothing significant in the game but was a key player in the attack and midfield. He made daunting runs but could not find the right player.
Morgan Sanson (6/10): The player had very less contribution in the game as he failed to impact on the result for his team.
Danny Ings (6/10): The striker made some crucial runs and line breaking passes but was unable to find the back of the net when he got the chance.
Emi Buendia (NA):