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Six Nil, No Big Deal For Klopp

Liverpool walked away from Villa Park on Sunday afternoon absolutely beaming after putting six past goalkeeper Bunn. The Reds converted with the help of six different goalscorers but it was the returning Daniel Sturridge who got off the mark first. Villa looked predictably deflated but what must be worrying for fans of the Midland side is that the players appeared to have given up. Obviously it's hard for any side to be on the end of a battering but for some of the Villa players there was just no fight in them at all.

"Interviewer: Have you ever won 6-0 away from home before?
Jurgen Klopp: I think so... yeah... for sure. Sorry *laughs*"

Image via dailymail.co.uk: Emre Can celebrates after scoring Liverpool's third goal.

The Magician feeds the forward

There were several doubts hanging around about Daniel Sturridge before kick off but the majority of fans know better than to question the striker's ability. No matter how long he is out for or what the issue is, he always returns with a goal.

Even better for the Reds was the fact it was Philippe Coutinho who provided the assist. The Brazilian had spotted Sturridge in the box and whipped in a perfect cross enabling the number 15 to head home Liverpool's first of the game. 

Best of the Rest

With so many goals to choose from it's hard to go into detail in the length of your average blog post but I shall try. Milner's free kick obviously found its way into the back of the net for the second goal and to be honest I was surprised to see that fly all the way into the net, bit gutted that Sakho didn't manage to get his head on it!

Emre Can's goal was quality, mainly because he was almost completely taken out in the run up to the goal but did some sort of sidewards roll, got back up in the process and continued his run towards the box. Firmino then time the pass and a strong strike from Can put Liverpool 3-0 up. 

Divock Origi was next in line and what a little gem he was. I can't lie, I'm still not completely convinced with Origi but I cannot fault his determination. He was only on the pitch for a matter of seconds yet managed to collect possession and burst towards goal, one on one with the keeper, calm as anything and slot home a fourth goal. Fair play.

Clyne then got in on the action and you just have to feel sorry for the Villa fans at this point because now even the defenders were getting in on the act. Clyne's initial shot was saved but not successfully and he eventually converted with the follow up.

For me though, the best goal of the game, just for cult hero value was Kolo Toure's header. It was hilarious! Jordan Henderson whipped in the corner and Kolo Toure in acres of space, didn't even jump, just sort of dinked home the header, even he looked bewildered like he couldn't believe he'd scored haha!

A final note on Benteke

I didn't really want to highlight the Belgian because it feels a bit unfair but I couldn't avoid it in the end. Granted, he was only on the pitch for 15 minutes but did he really do anything? From what I can tell from the stats he made two passes and did pretty much nothing else.

What is even more concerning is the fact that his counterparts Daniel Sturridge and Divock Origi both made immediate impacts and why? Because they were busting a gut to be in the right place at the right time. It looks like the writing could be on the wall for Christian and to be honest, I can't say I would be sad to see him go.

Kirsty W

Kirsty; Award winning Liverpool FC blogger and social media addict.