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Salah inspires Liverpool to 3-1 win over Aston Villa on Boxing Day

Mohamed Salah scored and assisted a goal each for Liverpool in 3-1 win over Aston Villa

Liverpool secured a third straight Premier League win for the first time this season as they defeated Aston Villa 3-1 at Villa Park.

Liverpool came into this game hoping to keep their top-four hopes alive with a win and Jurgen Klopp sent out a very positive side to get the job done.

Mohamed Salah was in superb form for Liverpool against Aston Villa on Boxing Day

The first half started in excellent fashion as Mohamed Salah opened the scoring for Liverpool after just five minutes, tapping in from an Andy Robertson cross. Van Dijk doubled the advantage late in the half when his shot deflected into the far corner of the net.

Aston Villa came out in the second-half salvo looking sharper and pressing higher. Their perseverance paid off when Ollie Watkins expertly-placed header halved the deficit.

Ollie Watkins pulled one back for Aston Villa but it wasn’t enough to avoid defeat

The chances continued to flow at both ends in a wide-open contest with Darwin Nunez particularly wasteful, however, Stefan Bajcetic came off the bench to score his first senior goal and seal the points for Liverpool.

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