Aston Villa exposed Liverpool's flaws and the flakiness of their challenge for a top-four place by beating the Reds 3-1, their worst home defeat for more than three years.
Christian Benteke scored twice, either side of Andreas Weimann's well-worked goal, before Steven Gerrard's late consolation as the hosts' three-match winning run was ended in surprising fashion.
It was the first time Villa had scored more than once in any half of league football this season and extended their own unbeaten run to five matches, with only a second away win in 17 away league games.
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