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Liverpool fans react to professional victory over Aston Villa

Liverpool earned three more precious points in their quest for a top-four finish, ruthlessly disposing of Aston Villa 2-0 at Villa Park.

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - Saturday, January 17, 2015: Liverpool's Fabio Borini celebrates scoring the first goal against Aston Villa during the Premier League match at Villa Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Clinical finishes in either half from Fabio Borini and Rickie Lambert were enough to see the Reds earn the win, which means Brendan Rodgers’ side have now won five straight away games in all competitions.

The visitors were not always at their best against Paul Lambert’s side, particularly in the second-half, but gritty wins like this are crucial if they are to qualify for next season’s Champions League.

Mamadou Sakho was particularly excellent at the back- Emre Can and Martin Skrtel also thrived – while Simon Mignolet was also much improved. Jordan Henderson and Lucas Leiva bossed the midfield for large parts, while the returning Raheem Sterling was a little rusty.

Liverpool have now lost only once in 14 games, and there are definite signs that they are ready to mount an impressive second-half to the campaign.

Here is how Liverpool media and fans reacted, both during and after the game.

abcd in the forums:

Since that awful performance away to Crystal Palace the away form has been quite good. Last two wins were over poor sides but the points are accumulating. Pity Spurs got a late winner but edging back into contention for Top 4 with League Cup and FA Cup games to come in the weeks to come as well. For the first time this season there looks to be a small bit of light at the end of a dark tunnel.

scousehedross in the forums:

Mignolet looks like he’s been working hard on distribution, which was much better today – helped us stay fluid and take the game to Villa first half. Still need to move on Jones and get a new no.1 though.

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