Had no chance with the opener but was very much at fault for the second as he flapped at Agbonlahor's cross, allowing Benteke to nod in. Had little else to do.
Outpaced for the first and left for the dead soon after for the second as he suffered a torid afternoon. Lost far too many headers to Benteke early on too.
Guilty of being dragged inside for Benteke's strike and never looked entirely at home when switched to a central role.
Got forward well but too often ran down dead ends instead of looking for team-mates. A wayward effort in the first half summed up his showing.
Was forced into making some tough challenges in the first half as Villa ran riot. Coped admirably though gave the ball away far too often.
Tried to get Rodgers' side going in the first half but never really had a say in the game until terrific backheel sent Sturridge clear. Quieter in the second half though unfortunate to see Guzan turn away his low shot.
It never really happened for the Brazilian playmaker as he tried a number of improbable balls that on most occasions resulted in a loss of possession. Replaced at the break.
Never looked comfortable in a withdrawn role during the first half as he continually lost the ball. Improved no end after the break and was reliable as ever from the spot.
His pace caused the visitors plenty of problems, though the continual fouling of him meant he struggled to really get going. Final ball still needs some work.
Utilised behind Suarez for the opening 30 minutes and only came into his own once he was moved alongside the Uruguayan. Took his goal well though greediness still causes some issues.
Cut a frustrated figure in the first half as he lost the ball for the opener and struggled to get the better of the two centre-halves. Much better in the second half as superb control helped win the penalty.
Caught out by Suarez for the penalty when he really should have stayed at home. Excellent save from Henderson helped make up for it.
Headed against the post when he really should have scored before Henderson backheel meant he lost Sturridge for Liverpool's first. Otherwise a strong display.
Struggled with the pace of Sterling as he was eventually booked on his debut. Played the odd good ball forward into Benteke.
Marshalled Suarez expertly in the first half. as he showed all his experience. Cannot be blamed for either goal.
His superb tackle and pass led to opening goal as he put in yet another mature display in the middle of the park. Tackling still needs work.
Helped the visitors control the game in the first half with his passing while his set pieces caused problems. Also tested Mignolet with an early shot.
Dealt with Cissokho with relative ease and played a good ball forward for Villa's second. Did very little wrong.
Won countless balls in the area as he dominated Toure and Skrtel in the air. Deserved his goal as he ghosted away from Johnson to nod home.
Lost Gerrard for the opening goal and timed his run perfectly to stay onside. Struggled to really get into the game thereafter.
Missed a great early chance but more than made up for it with two assists from contrasting crosses. His pace caused real problems before injury forced him off early in the second period.