Also missing were injured Galatasaray goalkeeper Fernando Muslera and Atletico Madrid defender Jose Gimenez, who contracted the coronavirus.
Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane, who has to work out what his most effective line up without the injured Eden Hazard is, could start with Wednesday's goal scorer, Vinicius Jr alongside Karim Benzema and Marco Asensio.
The South American zone's 2022 World Cup qualifiers had been scheduled to begin in late March but were postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. Enditem
"Gerhard is a bright coach, and we're very pleased to welcome him to the club," said the team's head of sport Kevin Thelwell. "Gerhard's playing style and experience in youth development align with our philosophy and above all, as a person he fits into our culture. We look forward to him getting here and working together to achieve the goals we have set as a club."
Although Liverpool's substitute goalkeeper Adrian was at fault for the opening goal, Villa picked holes time-after-time in the Liverpool back line and could have had an eighth when Watkins hit the bar in the last minute.
Luis Enrique has handed a first call up to Levante midfielder, Jose Campana, while recalling Dani Caballos (Arsenal) and Sergio Canales (Betis) to a 25-man squad.
LONDON, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) -- This year's Diving World Cup to be held in Tokyo has been postponed to April 2021, swimming's world governing body FINA said on Friday.
It was Flamengo's first victory in Brazil's top flight since they overcame local rival Fluminense 2-1 on September 9.
XI'AN, China, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- The "2020 WE ARE ONE" ice art show was staged at the Xi'an Olympic Sports Center on Tuesday evening, with China's top figure skaters Pang Qing and Tong Jian delivering a stunning performance to celebrate the newly converted center.
Elsewhere, Wolfsburg and Augsburg shared the spoils after playing out a goalless stalemate. Enditem
Schwartzman stunned Nadal 6-2, 7-5 two weeks ago in the Italian capital.