Top five stats from Liverpool's 1-0 defeat to Aston Villa

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Aston Villa emerged from a battling victory over Liverpool at Anfield to move second in the Premier League table.

Here are the top five stats from the Villain's hard-fought victory:

1) Both Liverpool and Aston Villa managed 23 shots between on Saturday, just 2 of which hit the target. Gabriel Agbonlahor's early goal proved the difference between the two sides. He was able to convert his one and only attempt.

2) Liverpool's Jordan Henderson amassed an incredible 121 passes (92% of which were accurate), whilst recording 137 touches of the ball; more than any other player. Fabian Delph proved Aston Villa's closest challenger, however, the newly-capped England international only managed 31 passes all match. 

3) No side has a better defensive record than Aston Villa in the Premier League this season - one conceded, three clean sheets. The team has undergone a summer revolution under Paul Lambert, with a number of experienced faces entering the fray. Nathan Baker and Philippe Senderos proved the star men at the heart of defence, winning 100% of their tackles and completing 24 clearances between them. 

4) Despite having just 6 shots on target in the Premier League this season, Aston Villa have picked up 10 points and sit second in the table. The club haven't seen such success in their opening four league games since 1998-99. The club has converted 36% of its total attempts since the start of the campaign. 

5) Incredibly, Villa's veteran defender Philippe Senderos attempted more shots (3) than any Liverpool player (excluding blocked). Philippe Coutinho fashioned six attempts for Liverpool, but four of these were cut short by defensive efforts of Villa's back-four. Senderos and Baker managed five blocks between them.

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