Liverpool 5-0 Aston Villa Highlights
Steven Gerrard scored a hat-trick as Liverpool emphatically beat Aston Villa to close the gap on Premier League leaders Manchester United to one point.
Dirk Kuyt smashed in a shot for the Reds and Albert Riera’s exquisite half-volley put the home side two up.
Gerrard then scored a penalty before passing in a fine free-kick.
Gerrard again converted from the spot for his hat-trick after Villa keeper Brad Friedel was red-carded for a foul on Fernando Torres.
First Half Highlights
4-0 S.Gerrard 50′
5-0 S.Gerrard (Pen) 65′
Second Half Highlights
THIS SEASON’S REVERSE FIXTURE
31 August 2008 – Ref: Martin Atkinson
Martin Atkinson (Yorkshire)