Aston Villa vs Liverpool: The Villa crush Reds 5-0 to reach EFL Cup semifinal

Aston Villa vs Liverpool: The Villa crush Reds 5-0 to reach EFL Cup semifinal

- Aston Villa vs Liverpool saw the Reds dumped out of the EFL Cup competition

- The Merseyside outfit fielded young players all through as their main team are in Qatar for the FIFA Club World Cup

Liverpool have been dumped out of the EFL Cup at the quarterfinal stage following their 5-0 defeat to fellow Premier League outfit Aston Villa at the Villa Park.

Although, the Reds fielded their U23 team for the game due to their FIFA Club World Cup currently staging in Qatar.

The home team took the lead just 14 minutes into the game through a fine finish from Conor Hourihane.

Three minutes later Morgan Boyes gifted the hosts their second goal after scoring into his side's net in the 17th minute.

The Villa continued to mount pressure on the inexperience Liverpool side with Jonathan Kodjia putting the Villa Park side three goals up in the 37th minute.

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And in the extra minutes of the first half, Kodija completed his brace to hand the Reds four goals advantage heading into the dressing room.

Few minutes into the extra minutes of the second half, Wesley recorded his name on the scores sheet to help the newly-promoted Premier League side demolish the inexperienced Reds side.

Aston Villa are now through to the semifinal of the competition and they await the remaining three teams from the other last eight games scheduled for December 18.

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Although Liverpool have been beaten in the Champions League, they remain atop of the Premier League table having avoided a single defeat in the EPL.

The Reds are hoping to win their first English topflight title to consolidate the UCL silverware they lifted at the end of the 2018-19 season.

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And the Japanese prolific scorer will be able to feature for the Reds in the Champions League if the deal pulls through at the end of the window.

This is because UEFA - the European football governing body has changed the rules guiding the continental championship at the knockout stages.

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