Aston Villa 1 - 2 LIVERPOOL
Liverpool: Reina, Arbeloa, Agger, Carragher, Finnan, Riise, Gerrard (c), Alonso, Pennant (73 Babel), Torres (78 Voronin), Kuyt (89 Sissoko) - Subs: Hyypia, Itandje.
Aston Villa: Taylor, Gardner, Laursen (46 Cahill), Mellberg, Bouma (71 Moore), Barry, Petrov, Reo-Coker, Young, Agbonlahor, Carew - Subs: Maloney, Harewood, Osbourne.
GERRARD GETS REDS OFF TO A FLYER
(Quoted from Liverpoolfc.tv)
For the first time in five years Liverpool have got their Premier League campaign off to a winning start after an impressive 2-1 victory at Villa Park.
Steven Gerrard was again the hero, curling home an 87th minute free kick winner just seconds after Gareth Barry's penalty had cancelled out Martin Laursen's first half own goal.
The game appeared to be slipping away from the Reds when Barry slotted home from the penalty spot, but the genius of Gerrard again saved Liverpool and secured their first victory on the opening day since 2002.
Considering the striking options now available to Benitez it was somewhat ironic to see our first goal of the campaign crash into the net off the leg of a defender, but it was no surprise at all to see both strikers heavily involved.
After the impressive Fernando Torres had been denied a debut goal by Stuart Taylor's fine save, the ball fell into the path of Dirk Kuyt who wasted no time in whipping the ball back across the face of goal where the unfortunate Martin Laursen inadvertently diverted the ball into his own goal.
The lead was no more than the Reds deserved after an impressive opening which could have brought a reward even earlier.
Torres fired the game's first shot in anger over the goal after a powerful charge into the box while captain Steven Gerrard - starting in his preferred central midfield role - tested Taylor with a low drive towards the far corner.
Villa rallied after the break with Riise forced to clear under pressure after a mazy run by Ashley Young and then Nigel Reo-Coker fired wide of Reina's goal from outside the area.
Liverpool should have doubled their lead after an hour when Gerrard latched onto Kuyt's pass into the area but just when it seemed inevitable the ball would be nestling into the back of the net Taylor got in the way of the shot to keep it out.
The skipper had another chance midway through the half when Torres sprayed the ball wide after another clever piece of individual play, but when the ball arrived at Gerrard's feet his first time effort was superbly stopped by an increasingly overworked Taylor.
Ryan Babel was introduced soon after to make his debut and should have made the perfect start when a glorious chance fell his way after 75 minutes, but the young Dutchman dragged his shot disappointingly wide.
Villa grabbed themselves a lifeline after 84 minutes when Jamie Carragher was adjudged to have handled in the area and Barry made no mistake from the spot, sending Reina the wrong way.
But just as the home fans were celebrating an unlikely point, Liverpool responded in the perfect fashion when Gerrard did what only Gerrard can do - and rescued the Reds with a wonderful curling, dipping free kick which found the top corner of the Villa net. Sheer class.
It may only be three points on the board after one game played, but at least the Reds have already begun to deliver on their pledge to make a flying start to the new campaign.
我懶的去找入球的視頻和貼圖啦（毆）想看的自己去 search 吧 =3=
可是孩子們愈寫愈有勁，當然對方也不弱， Villa 的防守和進攻都很厲害說…
雖然第一球是對方自己的 OG ，可仍不得不一讚我家小孩，要不是他們那麼拼命，對方也不會亂陣而造成失誤。
老實說，被判罰點球那時內心真的很 ORZ ，但又不得不服，因為犯錯了就是犯錯了…
但！看見對方追平了我內心真的爆了句「妖！！！！」+ s**t 。
包包你今場真的做得很好，你好長進喔，娘親我好感動~ T//o//T （摸摸）
那個入球真的太棒了， stunning, world class, adsolutely fatastic, wonderful ……除此之外，實在想不到該如何形容了。
"Gerrard did what only Gerrard can do".
Well~ ，我知道身邊有人很討厭很討厭利記，我也認了，反正愛就是愛不會那麼易動搖。而且，別人討厭干我啥事，我又不會少塊肉 XDDDD
即使我自己也有不喜歡 or 討厭的球會，說對手的不是或壞話，但我仍努力地去尊重每個對手。因為我知道他們比賽也必定付出過努力；而且他們有支持者，那他們也必是有值得欣賞和值得人喜歡的地方。