Liverpool storms back at Aston Villa

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Updated: March 31, 2013

Liverpool fell behind but stormed back through two second-half goals to take all three points in a 2-1 defeat of Aston Villa at Villa Park on Sunday.

The home side was in front at the halftime interval thanks to Christian Benteke, who bagged his 14th goal of the Premier League season.

But Liverpool emerged from the break and immediately equalized through Jordan Henderson.

The go-ahead goal came at the hour mark after Luis Suarez drew a stonewall penalty under a challenge from Nathan Baker, allowing Steven Gerrard to fire home the ensuing kick.

Gerrard pitched in on the defensive end shortly after, clearing Benteke’s brilliant header off the line to preserve Liverpool’s lead.

Benteke thought he had grabbed a stoppage-time equalizer when he rushed in and converted a late goal, but the strike was pulled back with the Belgian being ruled offside.

The result sees both sides retain their league positions as Liverpool stays in seventh place with 48 points while Villa stays third from bottom on 30 points.