Results, highlights, and analysis from Liverpool's win over Aston Villa.

The 3-1 victory over Aston Villa marked Liverpool's return to Premier League play...

...but they had to battle hard for their triumph in an exciting game at Villa Park. 

Mohamed Salah scored the opening goal for the Reds...

With barely five minutes remaining, 

...setting a Premier League defense assist record with Andrew Robertson's help. 

Just before the halfway point...

Virgil van Dijk increased the Reds' lead. 


The hosts, though, more than justified the Ollie Watkins header...


...back in the game in the second half, and that scoreline did not provide a totally fair portrayal of the game up to that moment. 


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