Aston Villa vs. Liverpool: 6 Things We Learned

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Aston Villa vs. Liverpool: 6 Things We Learned
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For the first time this Premier League season Liverpool recovered from conceding the first goal to win a match, with the Reds' 2-1 victory at Villa Park leaving Aston Villa stuck in the relegation zone.

Christian Benteke carried on from where he left off in Villa’s 3-1 win at Anfield in December when he fired the hosts into the lead, and although Liverpool’s attempt at a comeback was being led by the ever-willing Luis Suarez, the visitors couldn’t draw level before the break.

They soon managed it early in the second half though as a fine through ball from Philippe Coutinho was finished in fine fashion by Jordan Henderson, and as Liverpool pressed to take the lead, Coutinho missed a glorious chance and Glen Johnson hit a post.

The winner was to arrive on the hour mark though, as after Nathan Baker’s clumsy foul on Luis Suarez was rightly punished with the award of a penalty, Steven Gerrard stepped up to score his 11th career goal against the Villains.

There was still time for Gerrard to brilliantly clear a Benteke header off the line, but Liverpool held on for a victory which they just about deserved.

Here are some lessons learned from their Easter Sunday afternoon in the Midlands:

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