Young Aston Villa goalkeeper AkosOnodi has been earning rave reviews on the back of his excellent performance in goal during the FA Cup clash with Liverpool on Friday night. Aston Villa were hamstrung as they had to field youth players for their FA Cup third round tie with Liverpool after Coronavirus broke out amongst the first team squad members. AkosOnodi was one of the young Villa players who took his opportunity to shine very well.

He conceded four goals in a 4-1 defeat suffered by Aston Villa at the hands of the Reds but it could have been more if not for his heroics if not for the 19-year-old shot stopper. Liverpool scored the opening goal as early as the fourth minute before the youthful Aston Villa side stunned the Premier League champions with the equaliserfive minutes from the half-time break. Liverpool then scored three goals in five second half minutes through GeorginioWijnaldum, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah to win the game comprehensively and progress into the fourth round.

Here are some of the things to know about the impressive Aston Villa goalkeeper AkosOnodi:

  1. AkosOnodi had a two-week trial at Liverpool at the age of 15 but it proved to be unsuccessful. He definitely showed those who made that decision what they have been missing.
  2. The young Aston Villa shot stopper is the nephew of popular Hungarian gymnast Henrietta Onodiwho was a gold medallist at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. Henrietta Onodi won a lot of medals in gymnastics and she was rightfully inducted into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame in 2010.
  3. AkosOnodi won the save of the season accolade during the 2019/20 season while playing for the u-18s. The impressive goalkeeper won the award for his save against Arsenal.