Aston Villa vs Liverpool player ratings as Elliott stars, Endo lacks and Villa Park showdown ends in 3-3 draw

Aston Villa vs Liverpool player ratings as Elliott stars, Endo lacks and Villa Park showdown ends in 3-3 draw

Aston Villa mounts a late comeback against Liverpool.

Aston Villa vs Liverpool: as it happened

Liverpool FC took an early lead after Aston Villa goalkeeper Emi Martinez spilled a cross to the back of his own net (2′). Youri Tielemans equalized in the 12th minute before Cody Gakpto (23′) and Jarell Quansah (48′) gave the Reds a two-goal lead. However, Jhon Duran (85′, 88′) scored twice in quick succession to earn a draw for Unai Emery’s side.

Aston Villa vs Liverpool Player ratings

Aston Villa Player Ratings

Aston Villa vs Liverpool player ratings
Aston Villa vs Liverpool (Getty Images)

Emi Martinez– 6.5: Scored an own goal. Martinez, however, made five saves, three from his inside area.

Lucas Digne– 6: Digne struggled to contain Liverpool’s progress down the channels and could have done better.

Pau Torres– 6.5: Could have done better defensively. Torres, however, did well with the ball at his feet and was adept with his passing range.

Diego Carlos– 6: Nor Carlos’ best performance. While he passed the ball around well, the center-back was defensively frail in a game where his side conceded thrice.

Douglas Luiz– 7: Luiz looked effective with his passing and also made one key pass for his side.

Youri Tielemans– 7.5: Tielemans was effective from the midfield and scored Villa’s opening goal from the edge of the area with a well-taken finish.

John McGinn– 7: Was a positive presence on the wings and dictated the team’s attack efficiently.

Moussa Diaby– 8.5: Had a stellar game and continuously bamboozled Liverpool’s defense. Diaby created two big chances and bagged an assist.

Leon Bailey -7.5: Bailey played a good game. He created a big chance and completed three key passes. Missed a golden chance as well.

Ollie Watkins– 6.5: Provided the assist for Villa’s opening goal. However, Watkins didn’t make any more significant impact on proceedings.

Substitutes:

Nicolo Zaniolo– 7

Jhon Duran– 9: Scored two late goals to help his side equalize.

Calum Chambers– 7

Liverpool Player Ratings

Aston Villa vs Liverpool player ratings
Jarell Quansah (Getty Images)

Alisson– 5.5: Not his best night. The Brazilian was at fault for Duran’s first goal of the game.

Trent Alexander-Arnold– 6.5: Had a volleyed effort saved after striking it well with his left foot. Was not very effective for the remainder of the game.

Jarell Quansah– 8: Had a good outing and also found the back of the net with a well-taken goal.

Virgil van Dijk– 7: The Liverpool captain was efficient with his passing and spread the ball around really well.

Joe Gomez– 7: Made a few important tackles and interceptions and also played the ball around well for his team.

Harvey Elliott– 7: Good performance from the youngster who bagged an assist. His passing was on point and was also important for his team’s creativity.

Wataru Endo- 7: Was a solid presence in the middle of the park and passed the ball around well.

Alexis Mac Allister– 6: Not the Argentine’s best performance. He was also turned on his back for Duran’s first goal.

Mo Salah– 7: Complete two dribbles, made two key passes, and created a big chance. Salah was effective whenever he got involved.

Cody Gakpo– 7.5: Impressive performance from the Dutchman who led the line. Gakpo also found the back of the net with a close-range finish.

Luis Diaz– 7: Was effective. Out of his 23 passes during the game, four were key passes.

Substitutes:

Ryan Gravenberch– 6.5

Darwin Nunez- 6.5

Dominik Szoboszlai– 6.5

Curtis Jones– 6.5

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