Salah on target against Aston Villa | AVFC 1-4 Liverpool | Highlights
Liverpool reached the FA Cup fourth round with a comfortable victory over a Covid-affected Aston Villa, but it took until the second half to get on top of a side made up of academy players with no first-team experience.
The Reds took an early lead when Sadio Mane headed in from Curtis Jones’ cross after just four minutes and dominated the possession in the first half. Villa defended admirably though and got a shock equaliser five minutes before half time when Louie Barry raced clear and slotted into the corner.
Jurgen Klopp’s side upped the tempo in the second half and re-took the lead thanks to Gini Wijnaldum on the hour mark, before another fine header from Mane two minutes later made it 3-1. Mo Salah made it 4-1 with a low strike just two minutes after that to put the game beyond Villa’s youngsters.