In the fourth round of the Premier League, Liverpool played away against Villa. The two teams scored an incredible score. Faced with Villa, who was still struggling to relegation last season, Liverpool suffered a 2-7 upset. In terms of the lineup configuration of both sides, this result is really incredible, but if only from the performance of the two sides on the field in this game, Vera deserves this big victory. Although Liverpool's defensive line is luxurious, but the audience is sleepwalking, especially Gomez's performance is even more horrible, Allison was absent due to injury, and substitute goalkeeper Adrian also lost the ball because of a huge error.
Liverpool played against Villa in an away game. This was a seemingly unsustainable game, because the strengths of the two sides are very different. Liverpool’s stars are gathered and the defending champion of the Premier League. Villa has been on the edge of the relegation cliff last season, winning 9 in the end. 8 draws and 21 losses ranked 17th, only a slight advantage over Bournemouth and Watford to stay in the Premier League. In the past 20 times at Villa Park, Liverpool only lost two games. Whether it is from the lineup configuration or historical battle record, Liverpool's advantages are very obvious.
However, it was just such a contest with great disparity in strength, but it broke a big upset. In the first half, Villa established a 4-1 lead. In the second half, Villa continued to expand the score. The final 90 minutes ended with Liverpool 2. -7 Disastrous defeat, although Salah scored twice, but it was of no avail. This is the first time the defending Premier League champion has been scored 7 goals in a single game by his opponent. It is also the biggest loss of Klopp's coaching career.
However, fans who watched this game will not be surprised by the score. Liverpool's 2-7 fiasco is not accidental. Villa is indeed the better performer. Glarish scored 5 goals in 90 minutes. New aid Watkins even staged a hat trick. On the Liverpool side, except for Salah who scored two goals and Firmino who had an assist, the performance of the rest of the players was difficult to satisfy, especially Gomez and goalkeeper Adrian in the defense. , The two played in this game can be called "disaster level."
但是，观看这场比赛的球迷不会对分数感到惊讶。利物浦的2-7惨败并非偶然。 Villa确实表现更好。格莱里什（Glarish）在90分钟内打进5球。新援沃特金斯甚至上演了帽子戏法。在利物浦方面，除了萨拉赫打进两球和菲尔米诺获得助攻外，其余球员的表现都难以令人满意，尤其是戈麦斯和守门员阿德里安。 ，在此游戏中玩的两个人可以称为“灾难级别”。
In this game, Klopp arranged a four-back formation, Van Dyck and Gomez partnered with the center back, Arnold and Robertson were on both sides. Such a defensive combination is luxurious enough, but all 4 people are out of shape. With Villa's possession rate of only 31% and less than half of Liverpool's 284 passes, the audience gave Villa 18 shots. Opportunities, among which Gomez was even more useless in the central defender position. In the 61st minute, Klopp replaced him with Jones.
Due to an accidental injury to Allison, Klopp had to use substitute goalkeeper Adrian in this game, but Adrian, who was ordered in danger, played "smashed". In the 4th minute of the game, Villa took the lead, and Liverpool's loss was due to Adrian's mistake. Adrian passed the ball directly to the opposing player in the penalty area, Watkins kicked into the net from the front of the penalty area.
This is not the first time that the 33-year-old Adrian has made a huge mistake. Since joining Liverpool, Adrian has played 21 times and has already made 5 mistakes that directly led to the loss of the ball. This number is the same as that of Allison who has made 92 appearances. In this game, Villa shot 18 times and 11 times on target, scoring 7 goals, which means that Adrian only made 4 saves. After the game, Adrian only scored 3.8 points, the lowest score in the game.