It’s tough to explain how crazy football has been today, but stating that Man United won’t be considered as the most embarrassing team of the day despite losing 6-1 at home to Jose Mourinho just about covers it.
You always fancied that Aston Villa might have the attacking talents to cause Liverpool a few problems, but you still didn’t expect anything but a comfortable victory for Jurgen Klopp’s men.
The most amazing thing is that 7-2 actually flatters Liverpool in some senses because it should’ve been so much worse, so there will be a lot of soul searching in that dressing room after the defeat.
You also expect some brilliant stats to come out after such a remarkable result, and this one demonstrates just how unexpected that result was:
7 – Liverpool are the first reigning English top-flight champions to ship seven goals in a league match since Arsenal against Sunderland in September 1953. Embarrassed. #AVLLIV pic.twitter.com/CAnLAPG7b5
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) October 4, 2020
You need to go back to a time where the game is completely unrecognisable to see something like this, and Klopp will have some job on his hands trying to raise spirits after this.