Aston Villa were soundly beaten 4-1 in a behind-closed-doors match against Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday [Liverpool Echo], much to the dismay of some Villa fans on Twitter.
In a fixture shrouded in secrecy, the Reds dished out a comprehensive beating to their visitors with goals from Divock Origi, Neco Williams, Curtis Jones and Kaide Gordon. The Liverpool Echo‘s report didn’t specify who netted for Villa.
Of course, this defeat comes as another disappointment for Dean Smith’s men over the weekend, following their opening day 3-2 Premier League defeat to Watford at Vicarage Road [BBC].
Should Aston Villa be worried after the 4-1 loss?
Sunday’s encounter will have no real bearing on the eventualities of the 2021/22 campaign, with fitness for fringe players more likely the prior motive behind the match taking place.
However, plenty of Aston Villa fans still took to social media to vent their frustration at the result.
Aston Villa FC fans react:
Replying to popular Aston Villa fan outlet AVFC Faithful, here is what some fans had to say about the friendly defeat to Liverpool:
“If this doesn’t say ‘sack everyone’ I don’t know what does”
“We’d have preferred that to have remained secret.”
“Everything’s just been going downhill since Elmohamady left.“
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