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Football: Liverpool rue missed chance despite fightback

Published on Jan 19, 2014 7:11 AM
 
Liverpool's Luis Suarez (left) is fouled by Aston Villa goalkeeper Brad Guzan during their English Premier League soccer match at Anfield in Liverpool, northern England on Jan 18, 2014. Liverpool's Premier League title bid suffered a blow after they drew 2-2 with Aston Villa at Anfield on Saturday, Jan 18, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

LIVERPOOL (AFP) - Liverpool's Premier League title bid suffered a blow after they drew 2-2 with Aston Villa at Anfield on Saturday, Jan 18, 2014.

Brendan Rodgers's side fought back from 2-0 down after Andreas Weimann and Christian Benteke had given Villa a deserved two-goal lead.

But despite Daniel Sturridge's 11th goal league goal of the season and a Steven Gerrard penalty, Liverpool could only claim a point.

And with leaders Arsenal victorious earlier in the day, this missed opportunity left Liverpool eight points adrift of top spot and seven behind second-place Manchester City.

 
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