Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane took advantage of defensive errors as Liverpool ran out 2-0 winners against RB Leipzig.
Manchester City ended an 18-year wait to beat Liverpool at Anfield in style with a 4-1 win on Sunday to take a firm grip on the Premier League title race.
Mohamed Salah ended his Premier League goal drought in style as the Egypt star produced two superb finishes to inspire Liverpool's 3-1 win at West Ham on Sunday.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said the players "are really together" as a group even after a crushing loss to Manchester United in FA Cup.
Manchester United reached the FA Cup fifth round thanks to a thrilling 3-2 win over Liverpool on Sunday.
A remarkable 68-game unbeaten run in the league at Anfield came to an end in shock fashion as Burnley became the first visiting side to emerge victorious in nearly four years.
Liverpool have now failed to win in five consecutive Premier League games to slip to fourth in the table, six points behind leaders Manchester United.
Aston Villa fielded a raw side comprised entirely of youth academy players and were without boss Dean Smith after being hit hard by a Covid-19 outbreak earlier this week.
Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp moved to dismiss speculation over Egypt forward Mohamed Salah's future saying on Thursday he is happy at the Premier League champions.
Premier League: Victory against Crystal Palace ensured Liverpool will lead the league at Christmas for a third successive season and on this evidence will take some catching in the new year.
Liverpool thrashed Wolves to join Tottenham at the top of the Premier League after another episode of the Son Heung-min and Harry Kane show.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp confirmed that striker Mo Salah will return to the side for the Champions League clash against Atalanta on Wednesday.
Mohamed Salah is set to resume training with Liverpool after returning a negative coronavirus test after having tested COVID-19 positive while on international duty.
Mohamed Salah, who has scored eight league goals for Liverpool this season, could miss the Premier League champions' next two matches.
Egyptian Football Association confirmed in a Facebook post that Mohamed Elneny was isolating in line with medical protocols.
The mayor of Mohamed Salah's hometown has denied that Egypt and Liverpool striker broke coronavirus social distancing guidelines while celebrating his brother's wedding.
Mohamed Salah is the latest in line for Liverpool, to test positive for coronavirus after the likes of Sadio Mane.