Liverpool fans react to draw with Aston Villa

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Liverpool fans have taken to Twitter to debate Saturday’s 2-2 draw at home to Aston Villa, with feelings of anger and disappointment an obvious trend.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, January 18, 2014: Liverpool's scoreboard records the disappointing 2-2 draw with Aston Villa during the Premiership match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Match summary and videos: LFC 2-2 Aston Villa

It was a game in which the Reds never really got out of first gear, but had it not been for some ambitious first half tactics, Liverpool may not have been 2-0 down after 36 minutes.

With Daniel Sturridge starting his first game since picking up an ankle injury in November, Brendan Rodgers opted for an offensive formation, playing Raheem Sterling, Luis Suarez and Philippe Coutinho with him in attack.

With Steven Gerrard left in a holding role with little support from Jordan Henderson, Villa walked through Liverpool’s midfield time after time.

Nevertheless, goals either side of half-time from Sturridge, and a penalty from Gerrard, rescued a point for the Reds, who stay fourth in the Premier League table.

Aly Cissokho continued to look inadequate at left-back, whilst Martin Skrtel had a solid game with a number of vital clearances and tackles, breaking down Villa attacks which could have lead to more goals.

John Henry watched on from the stands as the final week of the January transfer window nears, and Rodgers will surely use the draw against Villa as an example of his need to upgrade areas of his first team.

Here are a selection of tweets from fans at and around the full-time whistle. Let us know your post-match thoughts in the comments below, or on Twitter @thisisanfield.


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