Liverpool FC has embarrassed itself in the competition. Jürgen Klopp’s team lost 7-2 to Aston Villa. It’s the Reds’ biggest loss in 57 years.
England football champions FC Liverpool was embarrassed on the 4th day of the Premier League and suffered a surprisingly large defeat at Aston Villa. With 2: 7 (1: 4) coach Jürgen Klopp’s team went down in Birmingham on Sunday. Villa attacker Ollie Watkins was the match winner of the evening with three goals in the first half (4th / 22nd / 39th minute).
After the game, German top coach Klopp told Sky Sports about this bitter evening: “I don’t know if I can explain it,” he said. “But I can tell you what I saw. I saw a game where Aston Villa played very, very well for various reasons and forced us to make all the mistakes we made.”
Liverpool goalkeeper Adrian, who stood up for the injured regular goalkeeper Alisson, started the clear bankruptcy with his mistake. Adrian played an inaccurate pass to his teammate Joe Gomez. Villas Jack Grealish grabbed the ball and immediately played for Watkins, who scored his first Premier League goals. In the second half, the striker even scored a fourth goal, but failed quite for Adrian.
Klopp continues: “I’ve seen everything in football, but that doesn’t mean I have a solution for everything.” And further: “We have clearly lost the thread. You could already see in the first half how the body language drops.”
For the aggressive Birmingham team, he also met John McGinn (35th), rookie Ross Barkley (55th), who had been loaned by Chelsea to Aston Villa, and Jack Grealish with a brace (66th / 75th). Mohamed Salah (33./60.) Scored both goals for the unusually weak guests in the defense. Liverpool recently conceded seven goals more than 50 years ago. In April 1963 the club also lost 7-2 to Tottenham Hotspur.
At the Premier League table, Aston Villa, who played one game less than Liverpool, is now in second place for the Reds. The Klopp-Elf, who had previously won three league wins in a row, is still fifth despite the bankruptcy. Leader of the table after four wins from four games is Liverpool’s local rival Everton with former Bayern professional James.