Liverpool v Aston Villa

Villa's young ones in Anfield ambush

December 15, 2012
By Richard Jolly, Anfield
The victorious manager came into the Anfield press room, sprinkled superlatives about his young players and reflected on a resounding endorsement of his philosophy. A few months into his reign, this was his finest day at a new club. It may have been a scenario Brendan Rodgers envisaged but it was Paul Lambert who, offered the opportunity to say 'I told you so', had to find a way to avoid sounding smug.

It was a task he managed successfully, just as his side navigated a game on Merseyside ...

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