Twitter Reacts as Liverpool Lose 7-2 to Aston Villa in All-Time Premier League Classic

Oct 4, 2020, 9:26 PM GMT+1
Mohamed Salah
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Well, well, well.

Who would have thought that Manchester United 1-6 Tottenham would be trumped by an even crazier scoreline just a few hours later. Not us, that's for sure.

Yet, by the time that Aston Villa's seventh (yes, seventh) goal went in against Liverpool, it was already abundantly clear we were witnessing one of the Premier League's all time great games.

A truly remarkable contest kicked into life inside five minutes when Adrian reminded everyone that he is definitely, 100% NOT Alisson, producing an absolute clanger that gifted Ollie Watkins the game's opening goal.

Villa then doubled their lead with Watkins once again getting on the scoresheet.

While his first came with an asterisk thanks to Adrian's horrific blunder, this one was pure inspiration. Cutting in from the left, the former Brentford man unleashed an unstoppable shot into the top corner.

Mo Salah's powerful strike from inside the box offered some brief respite from Dean Smith's sexy football show - but not for long.

Soon after Salah scored, John McGinn restored Villa's two goal advantage via a deflected volley from the edge of the box.

Then it came. The moment Watkins will have been dreaming of ever since he signed for Villa in the summer - his first Premier League hat trick.

It came via a huge helping hand from the Liverpool defence, who for some reason decided to hold their defensive line about three yards away from Villa's free kick taker. This bizarrely high line allowed Trezeguet all the time in the world to pick out Watkins, who made no mistake with his head.

The perfect hat trick. What a player.

After the break the brilliant social media content just kept on coming.

Just 10 minutes in, boyhood Everton fan Ross Barkley marked his Villa debut with a goal when his long range strike deflected past Adrian.

Again Salah tried to stop the party and again, he failed. This time, Jack Grealish added his mark on the game, firing ANOTHER defected shot past Adrian.

Things didn't end there either. Grealish then bagged again to make 7-2. A truly bonkers evening.

After the full time whistle was blown, the post-mortem began in earnest.

The overwhelming feeling was one of utter disbelief. This was Liverpool, the seemingly unbeatable Premier League champions being put to the sword by a side nearly everyone tipped for relegation at the start of the season.

What. A. Day.