Liverpool v Aston Villa, 05 July 2020

Score2-0 to Liverpool
RefereePaul Tierney
CompetitionPremier League
VenueAnfield
Kick-off: 4.30pm Played behind closed doors due to COVID-19 restrictions. Premier League Head to Head Played: 50 Liverpool won: 28 Drawn: 10 Aston Villa won: 12 Liverpool scored: 86 Aston Villa scored: 47 Liverpool had now won the last five meetings in the Premier League by an aggregate score of 15 goals to three.

2 Liverpool

Manager: Jürgen Klopp

0 Aston Villa

Manager: Dean Smith

Goals:

Sadio Mané 71 G
Curtis Jones 89 G

Goals:

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Alisson Becker
Defender Joe Gomez
Defender Andy Robertson
Defender Virgil Van Dijk
Defender/Midfielder Trent Alexander-Arnold
Defender/Midfielder Fabinho
Midfielder Naby Keïta
Midfielder/Forward Sadio Mané
Midfielder/Forward Mohamed Salah
Forward Divock Origi

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Pepe Reina
Defender Kortney Hause
Defender Tyrone Mings
Defender/Midfielder Ezri Konsa
Defender/Midfielder Neil Taylor
Midfielder Douglas Luiz
Midfielder Anwar El Ghazi
Midfielder John McGinn
Midfielder Trézéguet
Midfielder/Forward Jack Grealish
Forward Keinan Davis

Substitutions:

Roberto Firmino for Divock Origi 61
Jordan Henderson for Fabinho 61
Georginio Wijnaldum for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain 61
Curtis Jones for Naby Keïta 85
Neco Williams for Andy Robertson 90

Substitutions:

Jota for Anwar El Ghazi 74
Mbwana Samatta for Keinan Davis 74
Indiana Vassilev for Trézéguet 85

Cards:

Andy Robertson 21 Y

Cards:

John McGinn 36 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Adrián
Defender Neco Williams
Defender/Midfielder Jordan Henderson
Midfielder Harvey Elliott
Midfielder Curtis Jones
Midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum
Midfielder/Forward Roberto Firmino
Midfielder/Forward Takumi Minamino
Midfielder/Forward Xherdan Shaqiri

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Orjan Nyland
Defender/Midfielder Ahmed Elmohamady
Midfielder Conor Hourihane
Midfielder Jota
Midfielder Henri Lansbury
Midfielder Indiana Vassilev
Midfielder/Forward Marvelous Nakamba
Forward Mbwana Samatta

Comments:

League position: 1st This was Liverpool’s first home game since being confirmed as Premier League champions for the first time. The last time they played a game at Anfield as the league champions was also Kenny Dalglish’s final playing appearance for the club (versus Derby County in League Division One on 1 May 1990). With his 20th goal of the season in all competitions, Sadio Mané scored his 50th goal for the Reds at Anfield. Liverpool were now unbeaten in their last 57 home games in the Premier League, and won the last 24.

Comments:

League position: 18th Aston Villa extended their club record to 24 consecutive away games in the Premier League without keeping a clean sheet. They remained as the only team without a clean sheet in an away game in the division in this season. Villa were now on the the longest current run without a win in the Premier League (drawn two, lost seven). They had now lost 14 and drawn two of their last 16 away games in the Premier League at the team starting the day at the top of the table since January 2000.