The hosts were reduced to 10 men following VAR review in the second period as Phil Jagielka's challenge on Anwar El Ghazi as the last defender was upgraded to a red card by referee Rob Jones. But Chris Wilder's men held on for a rare three points to close the gap on 17th-placed Newcastle to 12 points with 14 games remaining. Villa stay in ninth place on 39 points after 25 games.
Liverpool played their first game after the announcement of the European Super League, and failed to win against Leeds
He said: “He senses where the space is and how to use it. I wouldn’t necessarily say he’s a dribbler with skills and tricks but he’s dynamic. How he plays, he is unique in some ways.