Liverpool trailed Aston Villa 2-0 late in the first half but thanks to a stoppage goal from Daniel Sturridge at the end of the first half and a penalty kick from Steven Gerrard they salvaged a draw. Still, Liverpool dropped two points in a tight race for the top of the table. That is exactly how captain Steven Gerrard interprets the game, Liverpool dropping two-points.
“If we looked at this fixture before the game, we’d see it as two points dropped. But I think, the way Aston Villa played today, they deserved a point,” Gerrard said, via Sky Sports.
“We were nowhere near good enough first half, we improved a lot after the break and showed good character to get back in it. Now, after the game, it’s probably a fair result.
“They went for a diamond and I think they outnumbered us in the middle of the park. They got it forward really quickly and murdered us on the counter attack. We expected them to be good on the counter attack, but they were even better than we thought today.
“Credit to them, they could have scored more than two goals, but we did well to keep it down to two. We changed our formation as well, and I think we got control of the game. From half-time, we were the better team.”