Former Manchester United defender, Rio Ferdinand, has said Villareal lost at home to Liverpool because they took their foot off the pedal.
Villareal had taken a two-goal lead in the first half in what appeared to have cancelled the two goals scored by Liverpool in Anfield.
However, the English side were able to bounce back to win the game through goals by Luis Diaz, Fabinho and Sadio Mane.
“Villarreal took their foot off the pedal, all their great work pressurising Liverpool, pinning them back, not giving them any time, but in the second half they played exactly how they played in the first leg and got demolished,” Rio Ferdinand told BT Sport.
“I don’t know how they let them off, was it a conscious decision from Unai Emery? Did they make sure they had a breather? It killed them. Liverpool smelt blood and fair play to them they demolished this Villarreal team,” he said.