Liverpool got their first win since becoming the champions of England when they defeated Aston Villa 2-0 at Anfield on Sunday afternoon

Sadio Mane and Curtis Jones scored the goals in the second half to seal this win for the Reds, who are now, for the record, 23 points clear at the top of the table, with just five games left to play.

The first half of the game saw very little between the teams, with Villa expectedly sitting deep and Liverpool struggling to break them down. Jurgen Klopp’s lacked the cutting edge and incision in the final third.

However, once the changes were made on the hour mark, things got better for the home side. Roberto Firmino came off the bench to make a huge difference and his movements allowed the likes of Mohamed Salah, Naby Keita and Mane to play better.

Around that time came the first goal as Keita found Mane with an accurate through ball in the box. The latter scored with his first-time strike into the roof of the goal. Firmino’s movement to free up the space for the scorer was sublime.

Then, in the dying embers, Salah’s headed knockdown from Andy Robertson’s cross was pounced upon by Jones, whose shot was deflected into the net.

Here’s how we rated the Liverpool players after the win: