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McGinn: “A lot of Liverpool players were arguing between themselves”

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Aston Villa hosted Liverpool at Villa Park in an attempt to disrupt the current European Champions in their Premier League run.

The hosts managed to force Liverpool into panicking, with John McGinn being one of the standout performers for Villa.

Unfortunately for them, the Reds have been in this situation far too many times as they learned how to cope.

James Milner, Liverpool
GENK, BELGIUM – OCTOBER 23: Virgil van Dijk and James Milner of Liverpool after the UEFA Champions League group E match between KRC Genk and Liverpool FC at Luminus Arena on October 23, 2019 in Genk, Belgium. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Robertson and Mane scored to turn the match around in their favor after Villa bravely resisted for 87 minutes.

John McGinn spoke after the match about getting into Liverpool players’ heads.

“A lot of their players were arguing and you could tell they were uncomfortable in the first half,” he said, as quoted by Goal.

“When teams start arguing with each other you normally know you’ve got them but at the same time you have to respect they are such a good team, they just regroup, get together and go again.

“Unfortunately for us they did that.”

The midfielder continued to praise Liverpool for their mentality and strength, adding:

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

“They don’t give up, they keep going and they 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.

“It was two sloppy goals from our point of view but teams like Liverpool do that to 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.

“I was speaking to a couple of the Liverpool lads and they said how impressed they were at the way we played them – carry that on and I’m sure we’ll be fine.”