“Liverpool Struggled To Get Past Him,” UK Paper Hails Marvelous Nakamba

British newspaper The Birmingham Mail has named Warriors midfielder, Marvelous Nakamba as Aston Villa’s star man in an EPL match they lost 2-1 to Liverpool at Villa Park yesterday.

The Villans were leading up to the 87th minute when Liverpool equalised and eventually won in stoppage time.

Despite the loss, Birmingham Mail believes that the Claret and Blue Army fought well. The publication gave the Zimbabwe international a 9 out of 10 rating in the game saying:

He was absolutely everywhere for Villa, everywhere! Liverpool struggled to get past him, such was his dominance in Villa’s three-man midfield. Shouldn’t have been on the losing team.

The publication rated Villa players as follows:

  • Tom Heaton – 7
  • Frederic Guilbert – 7.5
  • Bjorn Engels – 8
  • Tyrone Mings (c) – 8
  • Matt Targett – 7
  • John McGinn – 8.5
  • Douglas Luiz – 7
  • Trezeguet – 8
  • Wesley – 7
  • El Ghazi – 8.5

SUBS

  • Ahmed Elmohamdy – 6.5
  • Conor Hourihane – 6
  • Jonathan Kodjia – 6

Line Ups: ASTON VILLA: (4-3-3):

  1. Heaton;
  2. Guilbert (Elmohamady, 69),
  3. Engels,
  4. Mings,
  5. Targett;
  6. Nakamba,
  7. McGinn,
  8. Douglas Luiz (Hourihane, 72);
  9. El Ghazi,
  10. Wesley (Kodjia, 86),
  11. Trezeguet.

Subs: Steer, Konsa, Taylor, Lansbury.

LIVERPOOL (4-3-3):

  1. Alisson;
  2. Alexander-Arnold,
  3. Lovren,
  4. Vigil van Djik,
  5. Robertson;
  6. Lallana (Keita, 83),
  7. Wijnaldum (Origi, 65),
  8. Henderson;
  9. Salah (Oxlade-Chamberlain, 65),
  10. Firminho,
  11. Mane.

Subs: Adrian, Fabinho, Milner, Gomez.

GOALS: Aston Villa: Trezeguet (21), Liverpool: Robertson (87), Mane (90+4)

STAR MAN: Marvelous Nakamba

More: Birmingham Mail


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