Liverpool FC: champion hope! Mané puts pressure on Pep



Liverpool puts pressure on in the championship fight.

Three days after beating Tottenham 1-1, the Reds win 2-1 at Aston Villa. This means that Liverpool is tied for at least 24 hours with leaders Manchester City (one game less) with champion coach Pep Guardiola (51).

But: If City wins at Wolverhampton Wanderers on Wednesday, the defending champion would have a three-point lead with two games to go.

Jürgen Klopp (54) takes a risk in the championship fight, putting Konaté, Henderson, Thiago and Salah on the bench. Robertson is completely absent from the squad. With a view to Saturday’s FA Cup final against Chelsea, Kloppo is resting five top stars. Matip, Tsimikas, Keita, Jones and Diogo Jota start for them.

Gate Shock: Douglas Luiz uses a Digne cross, scores on the second try after an Alisson rebound to Aston Villa’s lead.

Did Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard (41, 709 games) spoil the Reds’ title as Villa coach?

Liverpool’s answer: Matip straddles the ball into the net after chaos in the Villa penalty area to make it 1-1 (6th minute). Ex-Schalke’s second goal in his 29th game of the season.

Senegal rocket Mané hits a header from a Luis Diaz cross to make it 2-1, which is so important (65′). The current Africa champions’ 17th goal of the season. Mané puts pressure on Pep and ManCity. Goalkeeper Becker (84./against Ings) secures victory.

Liverpool still hope for the quadruple. After the League Cup title that has already been won, the FA Cup triumph against Chelsea for coach Thomas Tuchel is to follow on Saturday. The Champions League final against Real Madrid (May 28) follows the championship decision (last match day May 22nd).

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