There’s two ways of looking at this game for Aston Villa’s younger players, but it’s probably best to remain positive.
Of course they could take the pummelling of a lifetime and they could be emotionally scarred for life, but it could also be a chance to play on the biggest stage that many won’t experience again.
You did fear the worst for them after Liverpool named a strong starting XI for the game, and that feeling has become worse after Sadio Mane scored in the opening minutes:
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