HT: ASTON VILLA 1-1 LIVERPOOL
What a first half this was…
Liverpool opened the scoring against a depleted Aston Villa after just four minutes when Curtis Jones’ cross from the left found Sadio Mane unmarked.
The Reds star headed the ball to the back of the net and hinted there are more to come.
But Villa’s youngsters, who were filling in for all the senior players currently self-isolating, wouldn’t admit defeat.
Akos Onodi made a succession of fine saves to deny Mohamed Salah, Neco Williams and James Milner.
But it was Louie Barry who shocked everyone watching from home when he equalised after 41 minutes.
Callum Rowe passed to Barry who outran Rhys Williams while he was defending high with his team-mates.
Barry then got in front of Caoimhin Kelleher and sent the ball to the back of his net.
The second half promises great excitement and maybe even a shock result