'Is this real life?' Fans react as Premier League champs Liverpool suffer historic 7-2 spanking at Aston Villa — RT Sport News

Liverpool ended an amazing day of Premier League football with a 7-2 loss at Aston Villa when Jurgen Klopp’s champions collapsed in a barely believable way.

After fierce rivals Manchester United suffered the disgrace of 6-1 drubbing at Old Trafford through Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool fared even worse at their Villa Park match.

7 – Liverpool are the first reigning English top champions to score seven goals in a league game since Arsenal beat Sunderland in September 1953. Embarrassed. # AVLLIVpic.twitter.com / CAnLAPG7b5

– OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) October 4, 2020

When the staggering defeat began when Liverpool goalkeeper Adrian, replacing injured Alisson Becker, moved a pass across the box so Jack Grealish could field Ollie Watkins to give the hosts the lead within the first five minutes.

Watkins added an impressive second in the 22nd minute before Liverpool killer Mo Salah scored a goal for the champions 11 minutes later.

But Villa restored her two-goal pillow when John McGinn’s attempt was deflected by Virgil van Dijk and dragged onto the net via Adrian.

Watkins made it four – and scored a hat trick for himself – six minutes before break when he headed home as Liverpool were in a mess at the back.

Incredible, new kid Ross Barkley – on loan from Chelsea – made it 5-1 with a deflected shot in the 55th minute, and while Salah gave Liverpool hope for an unlikely comeback again, he made it 5-2 with half an hour, Villa Two more were added by a double from the inspiring skipper Jack Grealish.

The numbers have set record highs for Liverpool for all the wrong reasons.

Fans noticed the craziness of a day in Premier League football when Liverpool and Manchester United – England’s best-decorated clubs – conceded 13 goals.

Fair play for Liverpool to help Man Utd fans suffering from depression. Something is bigger than soccer.

– Troll Football (@TrollFootball) October 4, 2020

6 – For the first time in the history of the two clubs, both Liverpool and Manchester United conceded six goals in one game on the same day. Incredible. pic.twitter.com/42vsBHULeH

– OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) October 4, 2020

Others like TV personality Piers Morgan noted Merseyside rivals Everton’s flying start to the season with their perfect record of four wins out of four.

Former Liverpool icon Jamie Carragher, meanwhile, said the performance against last season’s relegation fighter, Villa, was like men versus boys.

Liverpool seem to have suddenly moved from the best team in the world to the worst team on Merseyside.

– Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) October 4, 2020

Jamie Carragher: “Liverpool has been destroyed. It’s child’s play.”

– Anfield Watch (@AnfieldWatch) October 4, 2020

Others simply wondered if this was actually real life.