Many argued that Jurgen Klopp’s side suffered from a hangover during Manchester City’s 4-0 demolition on Thursday – the heaviest defeat that a team has already crowned the Premier League champion – but decided to relegate in Liverpool time – Aston Villa threatened sword with.
Villa Sadio Mane did not set sail on Anfield on Sunday as he wasted several good opportunities to get ahead before leaving the stalemate in the 71th minute. Villa, who gave the home a continent of honor before the match, had more chances to fix the scores, but young Curtis Jones from Liverpool finished the victory in the dying moments with his first Premier League goal.
A perfect weekend for 19-year-old Jones, who signed a new five-year contract with his childhood club on Saturday.
Klopp cut off a swearing figure after his defeat to City, and after the game he became angry with a reporter’s simple questions, but his mood will improve much more on Sunday evening.
Others questioned Liverpool’s desire to go out and win after getting the club’s first top flight title in 30 years. These doubts were definitely answered with a fighting performance against Villa.
Victory held Liverpool’s perfect home record in the Premier League this season, achieving 17 wins out of 17 matches, and also stuck on the track in the club’s Premier Premier points total.
Manchester City’s 2017/18 “Centurions” holds the current record after being the first team to reach 100 points. If Liverpool wins the remaining five games, the club will break a new record of 104 points.
The next game for Liverpool is fighting against Brighton and Burnley before ending the season against Arsenal, Chelsea and Newcastle.
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