Liverpool's goals were both scored by Mohamed Salah, at 2-0 and 5-1 down. The rout, which saw Villa lead 4-1 at half-time, started with Watkins' fourth-minute opener as the hosts punished an error by Reds goalkeeper Adrian, who had come into the side after first-choice stopper Alisson sustained a shoulder injury in training. It was the first match in which a Klopp team had conceded seven goals in his managerial career, and the first occasion for Liverpool since a 7-2 loss to Tottenham in 1963.
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Arsenal and Sunderland also booked their places in the last eight of the competition.