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James Milner: 'Liverpool deserve Aston Villa win'

Liverpool midfielder James Milner says that his side deserve their 3-2 victory over Aston Villa in the Premier League.

Liverpool midfielder James Milner has suggested that his side deserved their victory over Aston Villa this afternoon.

The Reds edged a five-goal thriller 3-2, thanks to an early Milner strike and two second-half goals from Daniel Sturridge, but a Rudy Gestede double gave the visitors hope.

The win sees Liverpool move up to seventh place in the Premier League table, and Milner believes that his team showed great character to secure the three points.

"It says a lot about the team that we kept going and got the win. We needed that and hopefully we can kick on from here," Milner is quoted by the Daily Star as saying.

"We wanted to start with a good tempo and we did that. I think we had the better of the game - in terms of chances, possession and territory but the big man they had up front was dangerous.

"They got two goals and that's something for us to work on. It was about the three points today."

Liverpool's win will relieve some of the pressure on manager Brendan Rodgers, after speculation over his future mounted in recent days.

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Liverpool's English striker Daniel Sturridge (2nd L) scores his team's third goal during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Aston Villa at the Anfield stadium in Liverpool, north-west England on September 26, 2015.
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