Both Manchester City and Liverpool are locked at 86 points each in Premier League 2021-22. Joel Matip and Sadio Mane scored for Liverpool against Aston Villa.
Villarreal took the lead by Boulaye Dia and Francis Coquelin but Liverpool rode on strikes from Fabinho, Luis Díaz and Sadio Mane in the second half. Liverpool won 5-2 on aggregate.
Liverpool are just a point behind Premier League 2021-22 leaders Manchester City on 72 points. Reds play Man City next weekend.