Published: Mon, November 04, 2019
Sport | By Ruben Hill

Robertson hails Liverpool's 'resilience' after dramatic late win over Aston Villa

Robertson hails Liverpool's 'resilience' after dramatic late win over Aston Villa

Liverpool are chasing their first Premier League title and their first league title since 1990. But for sure we are very happy and we deserved to win these three points, which was really important for us'.

Liverpool are aiming to stretch their top-flight record of 27 unbeaten matches in a row, then held in 1988.

With Leicester City to play on Monday (NZT), Chelsea jumped three points clear in third spot after a 2-1 win against Watford at Vicarage Road - the fifth-straight leauge victory for Frank Lampard's young team. But they were well beaten by Manchester City in the league and will look to put in a better shift, in front of their home fans, against the league leaders.

Although, Villa won't back down without a fight after impressing at the Etihad until unfortunate errors and VAR mishaps ruled Villa out of an upset in Eastlands.

Villa were without captain Jack Grealish, who missed the game with a calf injury he suffered at Manchester City last week.

Liverpool's fixture list reveals a packed schedule so the EFL, which governs the Carabao Cup - the secondary cup competition in England after the FA Cup - might have to work overtime to find a suitable date. "It's not that I think now that we have had a couple of comebacks then today they were would be another comeback - how can you think that?"

But they faced a different, resurgent Villa this time, underlined by the way Anwar El Ghazi bundled his way through to fire at Alisson Becker after 31 seconds.

Andrew Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold are easily the best full-back pair in the league and will once against be crucial to Liverpool's chances at Villa Park.

Liverpool will now get the chance open up a nine-point advantage on City heading into the final worldwide break of 2019, with Klopp keen to praise the spirit in his team after their latest comeback victory.

Andy Robertson celebrates scoring the first goal for Liverpool, who remain undefeated in the Premier League. That was one of the five consecutive wins Liverpool have enjoyed at Villa Park since 2011.

Aston Villa boss Dean Smith believes referees' authority is being challenged by VAR.

Liverpool have discussed the possibility of playing two games in one day as the club's congested fixture list continues to cause a headache. "It doesn't surprise me that we got a second goal".

"The turnaround is tight but we were used to that in the Championship past year". It will be right up there again.

"It is an easy decision for me to say 'OK, if you keep that competition why have two semi-finals?' That is the difference to other countries".

Despite missing talismanic captain Jack Grealish, they played with a surprisingly high tempo and pressed from the off. We played [Wednesday] and we wanted to win. A lot of yards and miles to run yet.

"We have big respect for Manchester City", Mane said. "They just drain you mentally".

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