All the highlights from as Liverpool were left embarrassed in the Premier League after a 7-2 defeat against Aston Villa.
Aston Villa 7-2 Liverpool
‣ 1-0: Ollie Watkins (4′)
‣ 2-0: Ollie Watkins (22′)
‣ 2-1: Mohamed Salah (33′)
‣ 3-1: John McGinn (35′)
‣ 4-1: Ollie Watkins (39′)
‣ 5-1: Ross Barkley (55′)
‣ 5-2: Mohamed Salah (60′)
‣ 6-2: Fabinho OG (66′)
‣ 7-2: Jack Grealish (75′)
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Liverpool got off to the worst possible start as Adrian – deputising for the injured Alisson – gave the ball away to Jack Grealish inside the box. Grealish found Ollie Watkins, who finished with ease to put Villa 1-0 up.
Mohamed Salah got the Reds back in the game with a powerful strike from close range but hopes of a Reds comeback were quickly dashed as Villa struck twice inside the next six minutes.
John McGinn’s strike from the edge of the box ricocheted off Virgil van Dijk and flew past Adrian before Watkins tapped in from close-range to give Villa a 4-1 half-time lead.
Things didn’t get any better for the Reds in the second half as Ross Barkley bagged from outside the box within ten minutes. Salah clinched one back for Liverpool but the home side responded again as Grealish’s effort deflected off Fabinho and found its way past Adrian.
Liverpool continued to look porous at the back and they conceded a seventh – for the first time in the Premier League era – as Grealish got in behind and flicked the ball over Adrian to make it a 7-2.
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