Liverpool find themselves on the receiving end of a shocking first-half against Aston Villa.
Hey. Hi there. I'm your humble GIVEMESPORT writer this evening and to say things have been mental tonight would, well, be the mother of all understatements. Stick with me here.
Just when we thought things couldn't get any crazier than Jose Mourinho and Tottenham Hotspur running away 6-1 victors away to Manchester United, Villa vs Liverpool decided to happen.
Chaos in the Premier League
Sure, one of them might have come against Watford, but the defeats to Manchester City and Arsenal were pretty forgivable when they romped their way to 99 points.
And thus, you'd be forgiven for thinking that Liverpool's trip to a side that barely avoided relegation last season would be a formality after their strong start to the season.
Aston Villa 4-1 up at half-time
What is beating Dean Smith's men when you've already overcome Leeds United, Chelsea and Arsenal, am I right? Yeh, well, football just had to go and football didn't it?
The opening goal came thanks to a terrible error from Adrian, allowing expensive signing Ollie Watkins to score, before Ross Barkley missed a glorious opportunity for a second.
However, Liverpool certainly weren't out of jail and by the time they responded to Watkins' second with a goal from Mohamed Salah, John McGinn went and regained the two-goal advantage.
Then, just to make things even crazier, Watkins helped himself to a first-half hat-trick to put Villa 4-1 up before they were even finished. What even is this sport??!
Comeback needed from Liverpool
Jurgen Klopp has been forced to give his fair share of dramatic team-talks as Liverpool manager, but I'm not sure many will compare to trying to rally his team for a comeback at Villa Park.
While we might have seen the Reds produce miracles against Barcelona and Borussia Dortmund, seldom have we ever seen Klopp's Liverpool team produce such a dire defensive display.
It goes to show that even the very best have their off-days, it just happens that some have off-days worse than others. At least they have United for company, hey?
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