Incredibly, up against a strong Liverpool side, Villa equalised just before the break to go into the second-half with the score 1-1.
"When I celebrated everything came out of me".
"And every mum and dad that watched their son play on the telly would have been really proud of their performance". But we were a credit to ourselves and a credit to the club. Only call NHS 111 if you can not cope with your symptoms at home; your condition gets worse; or your symptoms do not get better after seven days. "With age comes physicality and good mentality".
Villa fielded a raw side comprised entirely of youth academy players and were without boss Dean Smith after being hit hard by a Covid-19 outbreak earlier this week.
The team was managed by former Villa defender and current U23s coach Mark Delaney, with the group of youngsters assembled and finalised at 10am on Friday morning. Carney Chukwuemeka is the latest golden boy to come out of Bodymoor Heath and has recently signed a professional contract, there have been calls for Louie Barry to feature in the first team lately and Jaden Pilogene-Bidace has been attracting interest from RB Leipzig.
For Villa, this will prove to be a valuable opportunity to look at some of the club's promising young talent.
"It was a tricky challenge where you have no idea who you play".
"It was a bit a rusty start but better in the second half".
Newcastle United's match against Aston Villa in December 2020 was the first top-flight match to get postponed by COVID-19 outbreak.
Tests were also conducted on the youngsters to ensure Villa could field a team against Liverpool in the third round of the FA Cup.
The encounter takes place at the Villa Park in Birmingham on Friday Night (January 9).
Would this be the start of a humiliation?
"One of their lads said he hadn't played for two months." said Liverpool midfielder James Milner, who made his professional debut before four of Villa's players were born.
Klopp had seen enough. Previous year we played here with our kids and they gave Aston Villa a proper game as well.
It was damage limitation for Villa from this point, but nothing should detract from their performance.
- Christian Yanev (@ChristianX_03) January 8, 2021Thiago Alcantara is the most naturally talented player we've had in years and we're lucky to have him at our football club.
Substitutes: Alisson (g), Firmino, Robertson, Phillips, Alexander-Arnold. "That was a monumental effort considering what the players have had to go through".
Substitutes: Zych (g), Jay-Hart, Rowe, Tait, Swinkels, Ealing.