Liverpool 2-1 Aston Villa: Alexander-Arnold grabs stoppage-time winner to end Anfield curse

Mohamed Salah-Liverpool

The Reds produced a fine second-half display to turn it around against Villans.

Liverpool lifted their Anfield curse after producing a 2-1 comeback win against Aston Villa.

It was a lacklustre first half from the Reds – similar to the game against Real Madrid earlier this week, which allowed Villa to get their lead through striker Ollie Watkins, who was a star performer in the return leg months ago. The Merseyside outfit were so close to getting back into the game but Roberto Firmino’s goal was ruled out offside by VAR.

Nonetheless, Jurgen Klopp’s side put on a solid display in the second half and they found their equaliser in the 57th minute through Mohamed Salah, who also ended a three-match goalless streak.

Trent Alexander- Arnold, who had been subject to more criticism of late after a series of unimpressive displays, scored the winning goal in the stoppage time to give the Reds an important win.

The Reds were coming off a heavy defeat to Real Madrid in the Champions League quarter-finals and also facing immense pressure to retain a spot in the top four of the Premier League.

But today’s performance against the Villans could hand them enough confidence moving forward and especially ahead of the second leg against Los Blancos next week.

Trent Alexander-Arnold with an inspiring display

It has been a struggling season for the English youngster which saw him lose his place in the national team. Furthermore, he was one of the players who received more stick for a poor display in the defeat against Madrid.

Today, everyone witnessed Alexander Arnold at his finest and his stunning goal in the injury time added cherry to the cake.