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Nakamba Hails Villa’s “Superb” Liverpool Demolition

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By Sports Reporter 


ZIMBABWE international midfielder Marvelous Nakamba has hailed his side Aston Villa for putting on “superb team performance” after they hammered defending English Premier League champions Liverpool 7-2 at Villa Park Sunday.

The Warriors star came on as a late substitute in the last 10 minutes for Aston Villa as they pulled off one of the most famous victories in the history of the club against a star-studded Liverpool side which started the match as overwhelming favourites.

In the end, it was Nakamba and his teammates who were celebrating after a record-breaking display and the Zimbabwean took to Twitter to hail the famous win which he described as a “superb team performance”.

Nakamba started on the bench as Brazilian Douglas Luiz was preferred in the defensive midfield position for the third match in a row in the EPL.

The Zimbabwean, who has so far only started for Villa in the Carabao Cup replaced the Brazilian in the 80th minute when his team was already 7-2 up.

And he almost scored his first-ever goal in Villa colours soon afterward but his shot at goal was taken brilliantly saved by Liverpool’s second-choice goalkeeper, Spaniard Adrian who had a nightmarish time in goal for the Reds in place of the injured first-choice Alisson Becker

Striker Ollie Watkins who recently took the number 11 shirt from Nakamba when he joined Villa from Brentford last month was the hero after netting a first-half hat trick.

After taking a 4-1 lead at the break, Villa added three more goals in the second half to win three league matches in a row for the first time since the 1962-63 season.

Zimbabwean star Nakamba has been linked with a loan exit out to Turkey but is set to remain at Aston Villa as cover for Luiz ahead of the close of the European summer transfer window at midnight Monday.