Liverpool vs Aston Villa LIVE: Premier League updates

“Gerrard will definitely run Liverpool” Klopp after Stevie’s return to Anfield

Catch all the action as Liverpool host Aston Villa in the Premier League this afternoon.

The match marks Steven Gerrard’s return to Anfield, where he will be assured of a raucous reception from Kobe. However, the club legend could be a thorn in the Liverpool squad, with Villa re-emerging since succeeding Gerrard Dean Smith. Villa have won three out of four matches since the 41-year-old took charge, their only defeat being against leaders Manchester City.

Liverpool were in great shape, though, trailing City by just one point in the title race. They were forced to work hard last weekend, but the latest winner from Divock Origi eventually secured the Devils taking all three points against Wolverhampton, and with already top of their Champions League group, an eleventh of a deeply volatile start managed to defeat Milan. Tuesday. Jurgen Klopp was keen to praise Gerrard’s progress as coach in preparing for what would be an emotional homecoming and said he was sure the former club captain would one day lead Liverpool as well. Catch all the latest updates below after the end of Man City vs Wolves:

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Liverpool 0 – 0 Aston Villa

Steven Gerrard has played 710 games for Liverpool in all competitions, the third most in Reds history. Previous players who have managed against the Reds at Anfield in the Premier League have lost 14 of their last 16 visits with one win and one draw.

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Michael JonesDecember 11, 2021 16:00

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Michael JonesDecember 11, 2021 15:58

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English Premier League scores

Only the three English Premier League matches are taking place now, and here are the results of the first half:

Arsenal 2 – 0 Southampton

Liverpool 0 – 0 Aston Villa

Lots of goals in London and absolutely none in Merseyside.

Michael JonesDecember 11, 2021 15:55

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Liverpool 0 – 0 Aston Villa

Nothing separates the two teams after 45 minutes.

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Michael JonesDecember 11, 2021 15:52

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First Half: Liverpool 0 – 0 Aston Villa

45 + 2 minutes: After an extra two minutes to end the first half, teams head to the break on level terms. There are no goals at Anfield and Steven Gerrard would think that was half the work done for Aston Villa.

Michael JonesDecember 11, 2021 15:49

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Liverpool 0 – 0 Aston Villa

44 minutes chance! It’s a great move from Mohamed Salah who got the ball under control of the right wing before breaking into the penalty area and weaving around Tyrone Mings. He rolls the ball on his left foot and takes a low shot at the near post but Martinez covers it and blocks it low well to clear it.

Michael JonesDecember 11, 2021 15:46

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The goal! Chelsea 1 – 1 Leeds ⚽️

42 minutes: Chelsea are back in the game and Mason Mount has the equalizer for the Blues!

Michael JonesDecember 11, 2021 15:43

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Liverpool 0 – 0 Aston Villa

41 minutes: Villa defends exceptionally well. John McGinn returns to stop Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s cross with a slithering challenge.

Michael JonesDecember 11, 2021 15:42

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Liverpool 0 – 0 Aston Villa

39 minutes: Alexander-Arnold hits the seventh corner for Liverpool in the match inside the penalty area. There is a stampede in the middle and the ball almost fell to Mane but Young digs it into the field as hard as he can.

Michael JonesDecember 11, 2021 15:40

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Liverpool 0 – 0 Aston Villa

36 minutes: Van Dijk crosses Alexander-Arnold on the right wing. He brings the ball down and sends it inside to Salah who is forced by the combined forces of Matt Targett and Douglas Luiz to go deeper. Good defense from Villa.

Michael JonesDecember 11, 2021 15:38

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