Stan Collymore rips into Aston Villa players, makes claim about Micah Richards

Trinity Road Stand - Aston Villa

Stan Collymore claimed some of Aston Villa's players are League One standard.

Aston Villa were hammered 6-0 by Liverpool on Sunday afternoon - and it's fair to say that Stan Collymore wasn't pleased with the performance.

Villa never got going as Daniel Sturridge, James Milner, Emre Can, Divock Origi, Nathaniel Clyne and Kolo Toure all got on the scoresheet for Liverpool in a one-sided affair.

The result means Villa remain eight points adrift of safety at the bottom of the Premier League table, and are hurtling towards relegation to the Championship.

Some even believe that Villa could copy what Wolves managed between 2011 and 2013, in suffering successive relegations from the Premier League all the way down to League One.

Intriguingly, former Villa striker Stan Collymore - a boyhood Villa fan - took to Twitter during the Liverpool thrashing to give his damning verdict on the Villa players.

"Doesn’t matter how you dress this up. Some of these players are League One standard," wrote Collymore, in a tweet which has since been deleted by the pundit.

Collymore also looked at the performance of defender Micah Richards, and claimed that he may even be Villa's best attacking players - despite the fact that he was playing at right back against Liverpool on Sunday afternoon.

Do you agree with Collymore's verdicts on Villa and Richards?

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