It was Roberto Firmino’s last at Anfield after eight seasons spent on the banks of the Mersey. The Brazilian, who came on in the second half, distinguished himself by scoring the equalizer in the 89th minute. But the reception of Aston Villa by the Reds will remain as the meeting which will have almost put an end to Liverpool’s hopes of securing a place for the next Champions League.
His seven victories in a row had allowed him to dream of an improbable return to the first four in the Premier League, but Jürgen Klopp’s team failed at home this Sunday against Aston Villa (1-1). She will have to win on the last day, in Southampton, while waiting for two defeats for Manchester United, against Chelsea (May 25) and Fulham (May 28), or Newcastle, against Leicester (May 22) and Chelsea ( May 28), to hope to finish in the four.
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After Jacob Ramsey opened the scoring in the 27th minute, the Unai Emery-coached side managed to channel a Liverpool who thought they had equalized in the 55th minute by Gakpo, before being disallowed for offside. . Firmino’s equalizer (89th), coupled with ten minutes of additional time, made the end of the match unbreathable for Aston Villa, who nevertheless managed to hold a precious point allowing them to overtake Tottenham. For, earlier in the afternoon, Harry Kane and his partners ed at home against Brentford (1-3), thus dropping their 7th place.
The Reds could not count on a misstep from the Mancunians. The latter did the job in Bournemouth, thanks to an acrobatic goal signed Casemiro, from the 9th minute. In other matches, Wolverhampton continued to weaken Everton’s place in the Premier League by beating the Toffees (1-0), who are still only one point ahead of Leeds (18th) and two over Leicester (19th). ). Two teams which will be opposed respectively tomorrow and Monday to West Ham and Newcastle. In opposition to the very relative stake, Fulham, for its part, took the best of Crystal Palace (2-1).