Champions Liverpool maintain 100 percent home record

first_imgLONDON: Champions Liverpool made it 17 wins out of 17 at Anfield with a 2-0 win over Aston Villa in the Premier League on Sunday evening which pushed Dean Smith’s side deeper into trouble. After their 4-0 mauling at the hands of Manchester City on Thursday, Juergen Klopp’s side struggled to break down a determined Villa.Klopp fielded another strong side but with the ground empty and the title already in the bag, there was a lack of edge to Liverpool’s play. The visitor’s were solid and organised and could even have gone ahead in the 52nd minute when Anwar El Ghazi forced a fine save out of Alisson. But Sadio Mane broke the deadlock in the 71st minute, meeting a low ball from Naby Keita with a firm shot that rattled in off the underside of the cross-bar. Substitute Curtis Jones scored the second, a minute from the end, with the 19 year old hooking home after Mohamed Salah headed an Andy Robertson cross into his path. Villa, who have now lost 20 games, remain deep in relegation trouble, in 18th place on 27 points and they have yet to win since the resumption of the season, their winless streak going back nine games. Liverpool are now unbeaten in their last 57 Premier League home games with 47 wins and 10 draws and they have won 24 home games in a row. John Egan grabbed an 80th-minute equaliser as Sheffield United earned a 1-1 draw at Burnley after James Tarkowski had given the home side a first-half lead. Newcastle United twice came back from a goal down as they grabbed a 2-2 draw with West Ham United. Agencies Also Watch: #NewsMakers: Discourse on Saving Dehing-Patkailast_img

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