Aston Villa were forced to field academy players due to a mass Covid-19 outbreak among their ranks, with Under-23 coach Mark Delaney taking charge of the game instead of first-team manager Dean Smith.
Liverpool fell behind to a second-minute lob by former striker Danny Ings and had a penalty claim dismissed when Georginio Wijnaldum's shot from inside the box was blocked by the hand of Jack Stephens.
Coach Mauricio Pochettino was manager of Tottenham in the Premier League for five years and led the Spurs to the Champions League final in 2019.
Meanwhile, Arsenal have eased fears of being dragged into a relegation battle with a stunning 3-1 win over Chelsea, as Manchester United's Premier League title challenge stumbled after they conceded a late equaliser to draw at Leicester.
Meanwhile, Spurs were top of the table before their midweek clash with Liverpool but now find themselves six points adrift of the champions after a damaging 2-0 defeat at home.
Houllier, who had a long history of cardiac problems, has died after undergoing heart surgery in Paris.
Jurgen Klopp says scheduling of Champions League matches is putting a strain on players and causing injuries.
Liverpool's new Portuguese striker scores his first hattrick for the club in the Champions League against Atalanta.
Approaching Champions League games will go ahead behind closed doors, as UEFA is allowing clubs to open stadiums up to 30 percent of capacity.
The star striker is being hailed as a ‘real-life hero’ after preventing youths from harassing a homeless man and then giving him money.
Bitter rivals Liverpool and United were joined in misery on Sunday after chastening defeats that rank among the worst that English football's two most successful clubs have ever suffered.
Sadio Mane's double earned Liverpool what turned out to be a routine victory after Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen was red-carded for pulling down Mane just before halftime.
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