Premier League: Aston Villa put SEVEN past champions Liverpool

Aston Villa out SEVEN past champions Liverpool

Aston Villa put SEVEN past champions Liverpool

Aston Villa out SEVEN past champions Liverpool.

Liverpool were left shocked and in dismay as they conceded seven goals away at Villa Park.

With Alisson Becker out after an injury in training, Adrian was given the task to man the posts but had a match to never forget.

A mistake in the fourth minute by him would gift Ollie Watkins the opening goal – before he would go on and grab a first-half hat-trick.

Watkins made it two from a Jack Grealish assist before Mohammed Salah pulled one back for the Reds.

A volley by John McGinn would be deflected into the net to make it 3-1 before Watkins grabbed his third in the 39th minute.

Liverpool were ripped open with beautiful ease by Dean Smith’s fabulous and adventurous Villa. Every time they moved forward they looked as though they may score.

With Smith brave enough to play Jack Grealish and new loan signing Ross Barkley either side of his striker, he was rewarded wonderfully.

Aston Villa out SEVEN past champions Liverpool
Dejected Liverpool players walk from the pitch after suffering a 7-2 loss to Aston Villa

Former Everton man Ross Barkley would open his Villa account after coming on as a substitute.

Liverpool had plenty of possession and territory but without the ball they were unfathomably and pathetically bad, stuck rigid in self-harm mode from the very first moments.

With a quarter of an hour left, McGinn played Grealish clear with a stunning pass and that was number seven.

Next up for Liverpool is a trip to Premier League leaders Everton in a fortnight.

The result propelled Villa to second position on the table as Liverpool dropped to fifth.