Liverpool sealed a comprehensive 6-0 win over Aston Villa on Sunday afternoon to secure their first win in five games in all competitions.
Daniel Sturridge was the first to find the back of the net, as he scored on his first Premier League start under Jurgen Klopp to silence his critics as he continues to fight to put his injury woes behind him.
Goals from James Milner, Emre Can, Divock Origi, Nathaniel Clyne and Kolo Toure followed up to pile further misery on the hosts who had no answer to the relentless play from Klopp’s side.
In turn, it resulted in a humiliating day for Villa who suffered their worst home defeat in 81 years as they simply had no answer to their rivals.
The German tactician has been left frustrated with recent performances which had seen the Reds slip to 11th place in the table as well as crashing out of the FA Cup, but they provided him with a welcome boost with a convincing display.
In contrast, Remi Garde will have to find answers to the new problems that have presented themselves, as the Frenchman would have hoped that his side would have built on their win over Norwich City last weekend.
The result leaves them eight points adrift of safety while their goal difference of course takes a turn for the worst, and they will now have a fortnight to analyse and assess their failings ahead of taking on Stoke City on February 27.
Aston Villa player ratings: Bunn 4; Richards 5, Okore 6, Lescott 5, Cissokho 5; Bacuna 4, Westwood 6, Gueye 7, Veretout 5; Gil 6, Agbonlahor 6.
Substitutes: Sinclair 5, Lyden 6, Hutton 6.
Liverpool player ratings: Mignolet 7; Clyne 8, Toure 8, Sakho 7, Moreno 7; Milner 8, Henderson 8, Can 8, Coutinho 8; Sturridge 7, Firmino 8.
Substitutes: Origi 7, Benteke 6, Stewart 6.