Aston Villa ace John McGinn details just how hard it is to play against Liverpool


John McGinn explained the hardships that come with playing against Liverpool.

Aston Villa ace John McGinn believes Liverpool’s last gasp-victory came as a result of the visitors’ physical exertions.

The Reds picked up a stunning 2-1 victory at Villa Park thanks to Sadio Mane’s stoppage-time winner just seven minutes before Andy Robertson cancelled out Trezeguet’s opener.

McGinn was “gutted” with the result as Villa held on until the 87th minute despite the constant bombardment of Tom Heaton’s box but the home side ultimately ran out of steam.

The midfielder believes Saturday’s match was very similar to their 3-0 defeat to Manchester City in October as Jurgen Klopp’s men were just as “relentless”.

Mcgann said: “I’m gutted.

“You’re playing against the champions of Europe and they could be the champions of England this year.

“They just keep going and probably tired us out too much right at the end.

“Chances were coming and we were just trying to keep them at bay but the ball just keeps coming back at you.

“They are relentless. It was the same with Man City last week, they just drain you mentally.

“You try your best to press them but they are top teams and full credit to them.”

Liverpool have been enjoying an undefeated streak in the Premier League, which stretches back to January.

The Reds are sat in first place six points ahead of City, who have lost twice so far this season.

The two title rivals will collide next Sunday at Anfield (4.30pm) in a critical encounter.

City already hold a victory over Liverpool this season as Pep Guardiola’s men won the Community Shield on penalties following a 1-1 draw in August.

Raheem Sterling opened the scoring at Wembley and Joel Matip equalised after 77 minutes before Gabriel Jesus’ winning spot kick in the shootout.

They are relentless


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