Aston Villa and Liverpool appeared to be playing out a draw at Villa Park as both sides failed to convert the chances to clinch all three points in this top four chase until Fernando Torres popped up with a late winner.
Liverpool keeper Pepe Reina pulled off the save of the match as Stewart Downing failed to find the back of the net from close range. Liverpool had the most of the chances and put on a great deal of pressure on the Villa back four and finally made that pressure tell as Fernando Torres scored a crucial late winner.
The Spaniard secured his 50th league goal for the Anfield outfit after a Stephen Warnock gifted Liverpool a chance that Torres lethally put away.
Aston Villa 0-0 Liverpool First Half Highlights
Stewart Downing Goes Close for Aston Villa
Aston Villa 0-1 Liverpool (Fernando Torres)