Liverpool beats Aston Villa 1-0 on Gerrard’s return to Anfield

Liverpool beat Aston Villa 1-0 at Anfield to go second in the Premier League table maintaining the pressure over Pep Guardiola’s men. Fans were excited about this game as Steven Gerrard was coming home. He is a Liverpool legend who is also famous for his heroics against AC Milan in the 2005 Champions League final. The man he claimed as the best player in the world right now smashed in a low, hard penalty to boost Liverpool’s title fight. Meanwhile, Villa dropped to 12th position.

Mohamed Salah has now contributed directly in 14 consecutive league games, his 67th-minute winner deflating an Aston Villa side that departed without a shot on target.

Aston Villa surely did not make it any easier for Liverpool as they fought hard to grab at least a point of one of the most in-form teams in Europe. Aston Villa succumbed to the constant threat from the fearsome trio of Liverpool and Tyron Mings brought down Salah in the box to give away a penalty.

Although The Scorecard has a story that is different from reality, Diogo Jota missed out on a glorious chance to add to Salah’s brilliant strike. The Reds maintain their record of scoring in every game this season and move back to just one point behind Manchester City. Chelsea FC beat Leeds 3-2 to close in on Liverpool and Manchester City, it has been a neck-to-neck title race until now.