Liverpool narrowly escaped defeat in the hands of Aston Villa as Firmino scored late equaliser to rescue top four hopes, MySportDab reports.
First Half Report
Liverpool dominated proceedings as the first half of the game kicked off but were struggling to break through Aston Villa’s backline.
The Reds needed a win against the Unai Emery-led side to stay put in the top four race in the Premier League with just a match to go for the season.
Despite dominating possession, Aston Villa were more deadly when going forward.
They forced Liverpool into conceding an early penalty but it was missed.
Few minutes after missing the spotkick, Ramsey put the visitors ahead in the 27th minute.
The goal was a deadly blow to Liverpool top four hopes as they needed win against the visitors yo stay in contention.
The Reds made efforts to equalise before the break but it was a futile attempt as Aston Villa held on to the lead and headed nto the first half break.
Second Half Report
Liverpool held sway over the game as the second half kicked off but were finding it difficult to equalise.
The had a good spell of possession but could not break the goal deadlock as Aston Villa zero into their defense to preserve the narrow 1-0 lead.
With 10 minutes left to play it was still Liverpool trailing Aston Villa by a lone goal.
They fired seven attempts on goal but had only 2 on target while Aston Villa had 3 shots on target with their 6 attempts despite having less than 40% of the ball possession.
The Reds were fast running out of time to produce a magic moment and save their top four hopes with Aston Villa holding on for a vital three points to boost their Europa League hopes.
After a marathon of pressure by the home side Roberto Firmino finally come of the aid of Liverpool as he scored a 90th-minute equaliser to rescue Liverpool’s top four hopes.
The match ended 1-1 after the final whistle.