The former Liverpool star was almost Aston Villa’s hero today.

If there was one Aston Villa player who didn’t deserve to get beaten by Tottenham Hotspur today, it was former Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina.

The Spaniard, who joined on loan last month, was arguably the best player on the pitch after producing a series of stops to save Aston Villa and deny Spurs.

Some were relatively simple saves by the man who spent close to a decade on Liverpool’s books until 2014, while others were excellent.

All in all, it could and would’ve been a far more grisly defeat for the Villans if not for the 37-year-old.

Here’s how Liverpool fans reacted to his performance on Twitter:

Tottenham won it at the death when Son Heung-min capitalised on a Bjorn Engels error to slot home in injury time, capping a 3-2 win.

Engels had headed Aston Villa back to 2-2 in the second half, after conceding the penalty which Reina saved initially, but Son bundled home the rebound to make it 2-1 before the break.

Dean Smith’s side took the lead through an own goal from Toby Alderweireld, before the Belgian, like Engels, redeemed himself by smashing home an equaliser shortly after.

It was a cruel outcome for Villa and Reina, but if the former Liverpool star replicates that standard for the rest of the season then the West Midlands side – who sit one point above the drop zone – might be okay.

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