By Rhonda Richards | In Match Reports - Home Games
Villa’s sorry season continued as they were thumped 6-0 by Liverpool, the host’s heaviest home defeat since 1935.
Daniel Sturridge started the rout on his first start under Jurgen Klopp, finding a gap in Villa’s central defence to nod home Philippe Coutinho’s cross.
It was 2-0 nine minutes later courtesy of James Milner’s free-kick from the flank which, having been missed by three players, sailed in at Villa’s far post.
If the Villa faithful were hoping for a revival of some sort, they were soon disappointed as the Reds swept their opponents away with four goals in 13 minutes. First, Micah was dispossessed by Emre Can, who continued his run into the box and was picked out by Roberto Firminho, tapping home to make it three.
Divock Origi made it four with his first touch of the ball having replaced Daniel Sturridge, Coutinho again the architect and laying on the simplest of finishes.
Nathan Clyne got in on the act, firing in his first for Liverpool at the second attempt, and Kolo Toure rounded off proceedings with his first goal in five years, heading home to conclude the 6-0 dismantling.