No happy return for Houllier to Anfield
Aston Villa lost 3-nil to Liverpool as boss Gerard Houllier made an unhappy return to Anfield.
The former Liverpool boss was going back to Anfield for the first time since taking over the reins at Villa Park and Liverpool were 2-nil up by half-time.
The third goal was scored early in the second half to make sure that the home reached eighth position as round 16 of the English Premier League came to a close.
The loss means that Villa are now just two places above the relegation zone and two points ahead of Wigan in 18th place.
One match was not played in this round as the match Blackpool and Manchester United was cancelled.
There are new leaders at the top of the table with Arsenal taking over pole position after beating Fulham who are spiralling down towards relegation.
Champions Chelsea don't seem able to win a Premier League after another draw and this time against Everton at home.
West Ham stay rooted at the bottom after losing 1-nil to Sunderland. The other two teams in the relegation zone are Wolverhampton Wanderers and Wigan.
Below is the current form table and it shows Wolves as the team with the last form in the last six matches: