(EFE) .- Aston Villa, led by the surprising Ollie Watkins, who scored a hat trick, beat the champion Liverpool 7-2 in a disastrous game for Jürgen Klopp’s men, who surpassed six goals that Manchester United received this Sunday against Tottenham Hotspur.
An unusual error by Adrián San Miguel, started by the injured Alisson Becker, precipitated the first goal of the ‘villains’ when the Spaniard made a mistake taking the ball, handed it to Jack Grealish and he left it on a tray to Watkins, who he opened his scoring account.
The Englishman achieved the double when, in a play down the left wing, he hooked towards the middle and nailed a goal to the angle.
Liverpool recovered thanks to a goal from Mohamed Salah, who has five in the Premier this season, but Villa still had time before the break to make it 4-1.
McGinn launched a shot from the edge of the area after a clearance in a corner with such luck that the ball bounced off Van Dijk and was deflected into the net.
Liverpool’s oversight was such that four minutes later Aston Villa took advantage of a stopped ball play to extend the win. In a rehearsed play, the ball went to the far post, there Trezeguet hung it and Watnkins appeared only to push it with the free goal.
Klopp tried to fix the Reds’ disaster with the entry of Takumi Minamino at half-time, but Villa was still on and Ross Barkley, who made his debut after arriving on loan from Chelsea, tried with a shot from the edge of the area that touched Robertson and surpassed by up to Adrián.
Although Liverpool tried to return to the game with Salah’s 5-2, who defined perfect in front of Emiliano Martínez, Grealish, the Villa captain, made the sixth and seventh for his team.
This defeat marks the first time in history that the defending champion in the Premier era has suffered seven goals and the first time Liverpool have been scored so many since 1963, when they fell 2-7 with Tottenham.
With this triumph, Villa rises to the second position in the table with three wins in three games and Liverpool remains fifth, with nine units.