Despite the continued decline in the level of performance than it was before the long hiatus due to the crisis of the outbreak of the newly infected "Corona" virus, Liverpool regained some of its equilibrium with a difficult 2-0 victory over Aston Villa today, Sunday, in the thirty-third stage of the English Football League.
Burnley missed the opportunity to continue his victories in the competition, and he settled for a 1-1 draw with Sheffield United in the same stage that today also saw Newcastle tied with West Ham 2/2.
In his first match at his home stadium, "Anfield", after his crowning the Premier League title for this season, Liverpool did not provide the level that he can erase the image that appeared when he lost 0/4 against Manchester City last Thursday.
Liverpool clinched victory against its guests, who had struggled a lot during the two halves of the match, led by brilliant players Jam Gerlich and Egyptian international Mahmoud Hassan (Trezeguet).
The first half of the match ended with a negative tie that remained until the Senegalese Sadio Mane scored the Liverpool goal in the 71st minute, raising his score to 16 goals this season compared to 17 goals for his teammate Mohamed Salah.
In the 89th minute, substitute Curtis Jones scored the second goal after the Egyptian international prepared the ball for him with a perfect header, to be the eighth goal Salah makes for the team in the league this season.
Liverpool raised its score to 89 points at the top of the competition table by 23 points against Manchester City, who can reduce this difference if he won against Southampton later in the same stage.
Aston Villa's balance stood at 27 points in eighteenth place, with a difference of goals only against Bournemouth, to approach a new step from relegation to the First Division (English League).