Stuart Taylor has told the official site of his frustration at conceding the late goal that earnt Liverpool a draw v Villa.
He said, 'It doesn't matter than an ex-Villa man scored. We had done well to dig in and get ahead and we were gutted to not pick up maximum points. It was one of those things that a former claret and blue man should score the equaliser. I wanted him to smash it and hit it well because that gives you a chance to save. Unfortunately, he looped it and it floated over into the goal.'
He also says he was happy to play: 'I haven't had that many chances to play but with Scott coming here on loan from Liverpool it meant I got the opportunity. The atmosphere is always great and it's a wonderful venue to play football at. The lads showed great character in the second half and defensively, I thought Curtis Davies was magnificent. He headed everything and blocked shots all over the place.'
He also added that he wasn't sure if it was him or Thomas Sorenson who would play on the night explaining; 'We only find out the team when we get into the dressing room before each match. The manager keeps things close to his chest. I was half-expecting to play and knew I had to perform well on the day.'
Meanwhile Alex Miller, a coach at Liverpool has been speaking to Liverpoolfc.tv about Scott Carson saying the loan to Aston Villa has helped bring the player on. Miller said: 'I think Scott's been really good for Villa this season. He's still a young player but he's been showing more maturity, and he's getting better. What player doesn't make a mistake or two? He's still learning but I think he's got a good future.'
Manager Tim Sherwood has spoken of his disappointment - and shouldered the blame - for today's one nil loss to Stoke City.
All the stats from Aston Villa (0) vs (1) Stoke, Villa Park, 3/10/15 Att: 33,189
Statistics, damn lies and Aston Villa..
Bit of a mix and match today from manager Tim Sherwood's pre Stoke press conference.
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