Liverpool drop points against VIlla

Liverpool came from two goals down to rescue a point against Aston Villa at Anfield on Saturday afternoon.

Goal from Andreas Weimann and Christian Benteke gave Paul Lambert’s men a shock two-goal lead inside thirty-five minutes before Daniel Sturridge pulled one back for the hosts on the stroke of half time with his eleventh league goal of the season.

The Reds were then awarded a penalty eight minutes into the second half after Luis Suarez went down in the area following a challenge from Villa ‘keeper Brad Guzan.

The spot-kick was duly dispatched by captain Steven Gerrard – his thirteen strike against Aston Villa of his career, and that is how it remained, leaving Liverpool in fourth place, eight points behind leaders Arsenal, who along with Manchester City and Chelsea, secured victories over the weekend.

However, they will slip to fifth place in Merseyside rivals Everton take all three points from their match at West Bromwich Albion this evening.

Brendan Rodgers’ men will now turn their attention to their FA Cup fourth round tie at Championship side Bournemouth on Saturday lunchtime, before returning to Premier League action on Tuesday week, when they will face Everton at Anfield in the 222nd Merseyside derby.

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