Aston Villa’s Louie Barry chased Liverpool’s Fabinho into tunnel after FA Cup game


Aston Villa star Louie Barry thanked Liverpool ace Fabinho for his generous gesture after the FA Cup clash on Friday night.
The Reds finally saw a dynamic young team from Villa 4-1 in their third round at Villa Park.

Villa had to field a squad made up entirely of U23 and U18 players following a Covid-19 outbreak at the club.

However, they fought bravely and the teams were at the same 1-1 level after the first 45 minutes.

Teenager Barry got the goal from Villa, canceling Sadio Mane’s opening opener.

Liverpool then took control of the game, adding three unanswered goals in the second half, thanks to Gini Wijnaldum, Mane and Mohamed Salah.

Nonetheless, it was an unforgettable evening for Barry, 17, and his young teammates.

At the final whistle, Barry enthusiastically exchanged shirts with Fabinho – only to be reminded by a staff member in the back room of the Villa that he might want to keep his own jersey for posterity.

Barry then had to hunt and catch up with Fabinho in the tunnel and explained the situation.

The Liverpool man was happy enough to return the shirt, while allowing him to keep his as well.

When asked about it afterwards, Barry told BT Sport: “I almost (gave away my jersey) – but I remembered it was my first jersey.

“Thanks to Fabinho, I also have (his) jersey, so I have them both. ”

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Former Liverpool striker Michael Owen – working as an expert on the match – said: “Fabinho gave him his shirt at the end, so he got two for the price of one.

“It’s a cool little time and, you know what, it happens a lot. Everyone is wearing shirts and you think it’s a memory for the future, when you did what you did in this game.

“But this is your first shirt – it’s even more important than anything. It will be on your wall forever. ”


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