The Premier League champions were comprehensively beaten by Dean Smith’s side at Villa Park and suffered their first loss of the 2020-21 top-flight campaign.

From a player’s perspective, how do you explain what’s just gone on?

“At times we couldn’t believe it, to be honest. We weren’t good enough. We never won our second balls, we never won our challenges, we never scored from the chances we did create in the first half, because we did have a few. Then we end up with a result like this. They took pretty much every chance they’ve had and all credit goes to Aston Villa, unfortunately. They were better than us. Every competition on the pitch they won and when that happens you’re never going to win a game of football. That result as a Liverpool player is embarrassing. said  Andy Robertson

Robertson delivered an honest assessment of the contest and stressed how he and his teammates are now determined to ensure the display isn’t repeated in the future.