Aston Villa embarrass Liverpool in seventh heaven

Taking inspiration from fierce rivals Manchester United, Liverpool also had a Sunday to forget after conceding seven(!) to Aston Villa.

Ollie Watkins opened the scoring after deputy goalkeeper Adrián practically gifted him the ball, before adding his second shortly after.

Mohamed Salah hit back to offer Liverpool some hope, only for John McGinn to restore Villa’s two goal lead with a deflected right-footed strike

Watkins secured his hat-trick just before half-time after heading home from close range, with debutant Ross Barkley making it 5-1 on 55 minutes with another deflected strike.

Salah scored another impressive effort to get Liverpool on the scoresheet again but it was too little, too late.

Jack Grealish then scored a brace of his own – his first a deflected strike past Adrián – and the second a cute finish after racing through one-on-one.