Liverpool beat Dibu Martínez and Emiliano Buendía’s Aston Villa 2-1, and reached Manchester City in first place in the Premier League, which this Wednesday will visit Wolverhampton for another pending duel on date 33, which will also offer the match Leeds United v Chelsea.
Aston Villa took the lead after 3 minutes through the Brazilian Douglas Luiz, but the Cameroonian Joel Matip equalized three minutes later for Liverpool, who reversed the score in the 65th minute with a header from the Senegalese Sadio Mané, assisted by the Colombian Luis Díaz .
The victory allows the Liverpool of German DT Jurgen Klopp to continue with the search for a historic poker, because in addition to fighting for the Premier League, on Saturday the 28th they will define the Champions League with Real Madrid.
Likewise, Liverpool, which fielded the Brazilians Alisson and Fabinho (replaced at 29′ due to injury) plus the Colombian Luis Díaz (substituted at 71′), has already won the English League Cup by beating Chelsea, with whom This Saturday the 14th will define the FA Cup.
Dibu Martínez did not have a bad game but the power of Liverpool was too much for Aston Villa. Photo: Reuters/Carl Recine.
Liverpool now has 86 points, the same as the defending champion, Manchester City, which surpasses it by goal difference (68 and 65), and twenty-three more than Aston Villa, which had the Brazilians Douglas Luiz and Philippe Coutinho, replaced the 70′ by the Argentine Emiliano Buendía, who joined his compatriot Emiliano Martínez.
The “Citizens” of Spanish DT Pep Guardiola will seek to recover their 3-point lead over Liverpool by visiting Wolverhampton on Wednesday, eighth with 50 units, five less than West Ham, with whom they dispute a ticket to the next Conference League.
In addition, the program of the thirty-third date will offer the visit of Chelsea, third with 67 points, to Leeds United, which adds 34 points like Burnley, which surpasses it for better goal difference (-17 and -35).
Leeds is in the relegation zone with the already doomed Watford and Norwich, who have accumulated 22 and 21 points, respectively, and seeks to beat Everton (35), who will host Crystal Palace (44) on Thursday 19 to complete the date. Everton itself will also visit Watford to complete the 30th matchday, while on Thursday the 12th, Tottenham will be home to Arsenal to complete the 22nd matchday, in a duel between London teams that are fighting for a place in the next “Champions”, as they add 62 and 66 points, respectively.
Also this Wednesday the match will be played between Leicester, fourteenth with 42 points, and Norwich corresponding to the twenty-first date of the tournament, which seeks to update its calendar before its conclusion, scheduled for Sunday 22. For this, the Thursday 19 the duels Aston Villa-Burnley and Chelsea-Leicester, pending dates 19 and 27, respectively.