Jan 18, 2014 at 5.30pm UK at ​Anfield
Liverpool
2-2
Aston Villa
Sturridge (45'), Gerrard (53' pen.)
Sterling (90')
FT(HT: 1-2)
Weimann (25'), Benteke (36')
Clark (16'), El Ahmadi (21'), Bertrand (49'), Bacuna (88')

Steven Gerrard holds hands up for his display against Aston Villa

Luis Suarez of Liverpool looks dejected with Daniel Sturridge and Steven Gerrard after the opening goal scored by Andreas Weimann of Aston Villa on January 18, 2014
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Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard admits that the Reds got their tactics wrong in the 2-2 draw with Aston Villa.

Steven Gerrard has admitted that Liverpool got their tactics wrong in the first half of their 2-2 draw with Aston Villa on Saturday.

The Reds went two goals down before Daniel Sturridge and a Gerrard penalty rescued a point, and the skipper, who was operating in a deep lying midfield role in the draw, said that the set-up wasn't right.

"It didn't work for myself or the team," Gerrard told the Liverpool Echo.

"They put a lot of men around me. Every time I tried to get the ball under control they swamped me.

"I openly admit it wasn't one of my better 45 minutes but I improved after the break with the team."

Brendan Rodgers's side are currently fourth in the Premier League.

Luis Suarez of Liverpool goes to ground after a challenge by Brad Guzan of Aston Villa leading to a penalty during the Barclays Premier League match on January 18, 2014
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