Aston Villa player ratings vs Liverpool: Mings has shocker as Villa play one half again

A game that very much summed up the story of Villa’s season

Tuesday, 10th May 2022, 10:21 pm

Aston Villa were unable to build on their positive recent form as they fell to a 2-1 defeat to Liverpool at Villa Park on Tuesday evening.

Douglas Luiz put Villa in front after just three minutes but goals from Joel Matip and Sadio Mane turned the game on its head and sent the visitors back to Merseyside with the three points.

It was yet another classic case of Villa playing just 45 minutes of football this season.

In the first half they looked like a team shot out of a cannon - at everything from minute one and were unfortunate not to be leading at the break.

But the second-half saw the Jekyll to the Hyde reappear and despite a couple of good chances presenting themselves for the claret and blue, they struggled to reignite that same intensity.

Here’s our player ratings from defeat at Villa Park.

Aston Villa (4-3-3): Martinez; Cash, Mings, Konsa, Digne; Nakamba (62’ Chukwuemeka), McGinn, Luiz; Coutinho (70’ Buendia), Ings, Watkins (82’ Traore)

Subs not used: Olsen, Chambers, Young, Chrisene, Iroegbunam, Sanson

Liverpool (4-3-3): Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Tsimikas; Jones (62’ Thiago), Fabinho (30’ Henderson), Keita; Diaz (72’ Salah), Jota, Mane

Subs not used: Kelleher, Gomez, Konate, Milner, Firmino, Origi

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