Aston Villa clashed heads with Liverpool at Anfield earlier today as they hoped to secure a good result on the road in the Premier League. The Villans made a slow start to the contest and conceded the opening goal in the third minute when Dominik Szoboszlai scored with a great strike. Matty Cash scored an unfortunate own goal in the 22nd minute as Unai Emery’s men went into the half-time interval 2-0 down on the scoreline.
Mohamed Salah killed the game off in the 55th minute as the West Midlands club crashed to a 3-0 loss away from home.
Let’s take a look at how each Aston Villa player performed during the clash against the Reds.
GK: Emiliano Martinez – 5.5/10
The Argentine keeper made one good save in the game but won’t be pleased after conceding three times today.
CB: Pau Torres – 6/10
Torres made two crucial clearances inside his half and made some decent runs with the ball.
CB: Diego Carlos – 6/10
The Brazilian got injured and was replaced in the 18th minute.
CB: Ezri Konsa – 6.5/10
He cleared the danger when needed and was accurate with his passing.
RM: Matty Cash – 5.5/10
He worked his socks off on the defensive end of the field but was guilty of scoring an own goal in the 22nd minute.
CM: Boubacar Kamara – 6/10
Kamara tried his best to protect his backline but offered very little going forward.
CM: Douglas Luiz – 6/10
Luiz made a few solid tackles but was far from convincing at the centre of the park.
LM: Lucas Digne – 7/10
The French talent did his best to contain Mohamed Salah and made multiple important interceptions at the back.
RAM: Moussa Diaby – 6/10
His pace caused a few problems for the Liverpool defenders. However, Diaby failed to find the back of the net.
LAM: John McGinn – 6.5/10
McGinn made two positive runs with the ball but never looked like he would score.
ST: Ollie Watkins – 6/10
The English striker worked hard but hardly got a sniff at goal.
RW: Leon Bailey – 6/10
He completed two eye-catching dribbles but failed to trouble the Liverpool keeper.
CAM: Nicolo Zaniolo – 6.5/10
Zaniolo had two bright moments in the game.
CM: Youri Tielemans – 6/10
He added some energy to Unai Emery’s midfield.
ST: Jhon Duran – 6/10
Duran didn’t have his shooting boots on.