“Never know when they’re beaten”, “A win of champions” – Liverpool fans react to 2-1 win at Aston Villa

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Liverpool scored twice at the death to successfully come from behind to secure a 2-1 win at Aston Villa, and fans lauded their mentality giants.

Aston Villa 1-2 Liverpool

Premier League, Villa Park
November 2, 2019

Goals: Trezeguet 21’; Robertson 87’, Mane 90+4′


Jurgen Klopp’s Reds made the trip to Villa Park with securing a 10th Premier League win firmly on their minds.

But it was a sloppy start from Liverpool and Villa took advantage having overloaded the Reds at the back post from a wide set-piece, with Trezeguet the beneficiary.

VAR emerged as a major talking point in the opening 45 as Roberto Firmino’s effort from close range was deemed offside and failed to be overturned, in what was a rare sight on goal for the Reds.

The second half saw Liverpool dominate territory as they pushed for an all-important equaliser, and just when it appeared as though the breakthrough would not arrive Andy Robertson popped up to head home.

And while many would have settled for a draw, Liverpool pushed on and found a way to win with Sadio Mane dispatching Trent Alexander-Arnold‘s corner to secure an invaluable three points.

Here’s how supporters reacted to the result on Twitter, Facebook and This Is Anfield’s forums.

 

Robbo and Mane’s finely worked goals sent fans into delirium as victory was snatched at the death…

“Corner taken quickly orrre MAAANNNEE”

Libero on the forums.

“What a damn fine header, what a run, what a pass, and Robertson crushes it in.”

Magnus on the forums.

“These last-minute goals are 1000 ways to die. So emotional…”

John English Ufwanga on Facebook.

 

VAR & refereeing decisions emerged as a major talking point once more, for all the wrong reasons…

“If when VAR checks it’s that close it should go with the attacking side. No way they can measure from TV screens down to a few cms. Too arbitrary where the lines are drawn. ‘Happy’ there’s was given as it was so close, same with ours.”

W00die on the forums.

https://twitter.com/TheKopMagazine/status/1190654962428186626

 

There was no shying away from an overall poor performance, as areas for improvement were noted…

 

But the mentality monsters were back at it, however, and fans were in awe once more…

https://twitter.com/TheKopMagazine/status/1190677744369258496

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