Aston Villa 0-6 Liverpool: Klopp's men run riot, Villa's relegation appears inevitable

Aston Villa 0 - 6 Liverpool

  • 16" Daniel Sturridge
  • 25" James Milner
  • 58" Emre Can
  • 63" Divock Origi
  • 65" Nathaniel Clyne
  • 71" Kolo TourĂ©

Ref: Neil Swarbrick
Attendance: 35,798

Villa Park Clear

Aston Villa served up a horrendous performance as they lost 6-0 to Liverpool.

Aston Villa's inevitable relegation moved even closer after an embarrassing 6-0 home defeat at the hands of Liverpool.

Villa fans had been given a glimmer of hope by a 2-0 home win over Norwich City last weekend, but any lingering hopes of a great escape have surely been erased by today's thrashing.

Former Villa players Daniel Sturridge and James Milner both got on the scoresheet for Liverpool as the Reds raced into a 2-0 lead before half time, but things were about to get even worse for Villa.

Emre Can hit a third after the break, before substitute Divock Origi came off the bench to make it 4-0 with his first touch of the ball.

Four quickly became five as Nathaniel Clyne turned the ball home from close range, and centre back Kolo Toure got in on the act, converting from a corner to cap off the scoring at 6-0.

Many believe that manager Remi Garde could resign after such a catastrophic defeat, which keeps Villa eight points adrift of safety and moving ever closer to relegation.

For Liverpool, manager Jurgen Klopp will be delighted with an emphatic win regardless of the opponent, and the return from injury of Philippe Coutinho and Daniel Sturridge is a welcome boost.

Statistics

Aston Villa

Liverpool

Possession

39.3%
60.7%

Shots on target

Total shots

Team Lineups

Aston Villa

  • Mark Bunn
  • Joleon Lescott
  • Micah Richards
  • Aly Cissokho
  • Jores Okore
  • Ashley Westwood
  • Leandro Bacuna
  • Idrissa Gueye
  • Jordan Veretout
  • Gabriel Agbonlahor
  • Carles Gil

Substitutes

  • Jordan Lyden
  • Keinan Davis
  • Kieran Richardson
  • Alan Hutton
  • Scott Sinclair
  • Brad Guzan
  • Ciaran Clark

Liverpool

  • Simon Mignolet
  • Alberto Moreno
  • Kolo TourĂ©
  • Mamadou Sakho
  • Nathaniel Clyne
  • Philippe Coutinho
  • Emre Can
  • James Milner
  • Jordan Henderson
  • Roberto Firmino
  • Daniel Sturridge

Substitutes

  • Steven Caulker
  • Jon Flanagan
  • Danny Ward
  • Jordon Ibe
  • Kevin Stewart
  • Divock Origi
  • Christian Benteke

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