Liverpool vs. Aston Villa: 6 Things We Learned in Heavy Defeat

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Liverpool vs. Aston Villa: 6 Things We Learned in Heavy Defeat
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Liverpool suffered their heaviest home defeat of the season, 3-1, to Aston Villa in the Premier League, and it was another day of timely reminders to Brendan Rodgers that his side are a long way from where they want to be.

Having won back-to-back league games against Southampton and West Ham, the Reds would have been confident going into the first of two home games in a row and looking for maximum points against a side struggling away from home this year.

The Reds certainly started the better team and came close to creating great scoring chances, but it was Villa who were suddenly almost out of sight with two goals in 10 minutes from Christian Benteke and Andreas Weimann.

A third straight after the break killed the game despite a late header from Steven Gerrard.

Here are six things Brendan Rodgers can take note of from the defeat.

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