Breaking News

Teenager Bajcetic scores as Liverpool overcome Villa in entertaining clash

Liverpool moved up to sixth in the Premier League table with a 3-1 win over Aston Villa in a hugely entertaining game at Villa Park.

Mohamed Salah opened the scoring for Liverpool after just five minutes and Jurgen Klopp's side doubled the advantage late in the half when Virgil van Dijk's shot deflected into the far corner of the net. But Villa's second-half salvo threatened a comeback.

Ollie Watkins' expertly-placed header halved the deficit and chances continued to flow at both ends in a wide-open contest with Darwin Nunez particularly wasteful. But Stefan Bajcetic came off the bench to score his first senior goal and seal the points for Liverpool.

The result marks Unai Emery's first Premier League defeat since replacing Steven Gerrard and there were certainly positives for the Spaniard. But such is the potency of this Liverpool team, going toe-to-toe with Salah and the rest always looked to be a risk.

No comments