Soccer – Garde crushed by Liverpool mauling


Under-pressure Aston Villa manager Remi Garde said he was “humiliated” after his relegation-threatened side were demolished 6-0 by Liverpool at Villa Park on Sunday.

Daniel Sturridge and James Milner had already got on the scoresheet in the first half before a spectacular second-half collapse from the Midlanders saw Emre Can, Divock Origi, Nathaniel Clyne and Kolo Toure compound the misery on the Premier League’s basement club.
“I feel humiliated. I am sorry for the fans who came to Villa Park,” Garde told reporters.
“Before the game you could expect the two teams were not on the same level, but after 15 minutes, I don’t know what happens. The first two goals were difficult to digest and my team did not play anymore.”
Villa have only won three of 26 games so far this season and are eight points adrift of safety at the foot of the table. New manager Garde said he would not be throwing in the towel on the club’s top-flight status and promised to fight on.
“I understand [the fans' frustration]. I don’t know who let down who in this football club. I am trying to concentrate on my job and working with the players who want to fight,” he said.
“This is a bad feeling that we did not fight enough. It was very easy for Liverpool. The fighting spirit, I was expecting that, but we did not deliver it.”
Aston Villa are currently priced 1/100 by Bet365 to be relegated from the Premier League at the end of the season.