Liverpool defeated Aston Villa 3-1 on Monday evening with Virgil van Dijk scoring.

Liverpool returned to Premier League action for the first time since the World Cup with Virgil van Dijk in their starting line-up.

The Dutch centre-back led Netherlands to the quarter-finals before they were knocked out on penalties by winners Argentina. Van Dijk missed in the shootout but he was accurate for Liverpool.

Mohamed Salah had made it 1-0 early on before Van Dijk fired in a second after 37 minutes. Ollie Watkins pulled one back for Aston Villa before youngster Stefan Bajcetic added a third for Liverpool to seal the victory. Liverpool moves to 6th in the table.

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