4. Liverpool need back up
Villa beating Liverpool at Anfield is becoming a regular sight these days, but the Reds looked toothless without the dynamic duo of Daniel Sturridge and Raheem Sterling leading the attack. With Champions League football returning to Anfield this season, the need to rest young players like Sterling will be increased, though it appears that Brendan Rodgers is yet to come up with a suitable plan B for when this happens. Liverpool struggled to break down a stubborn Villa side and payed the price for not penetrating their back line enough.