Aston Villa boss Dean Smith: "It's tough when you come up against world-class teams.
"There's a professional pride as a coach and a team, and the third goal summed it up - they had about 20 passes without us laying a glove on them.
"We gave them too much respect.
"Our season is not going to be defined by defeats by Man City and Liverpool. You have to learn from this.
"We have to ask why weren't we competitive and why we gave them too much respect."