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Alan Hutton claims there was a sense of shock around the Aston Villa dressing room after their “unbelievable” 7-2 win over Liverpool.

The former Villa and Scotland star, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, has revealed Dean Smith’s men were “ecstatic” following Sunday night’s victory and admits the international break has come at a bad time.

The Villans kept up their perfect start to the season on Sunday as an Ollie Watkins hat-trick helped them crush the reigning Premier League champions.

Hutton, who is still in close contact with his old teammates, insists that the Villa stars will not be getting ahead of themselves after a stunning performance and result.

Asked what the mood from the dressing room was like, Hutton told Football Insider: “I think it’s a bit of both shock and confidence, I don’t think anybody will be getting ahead of themselves.

“It’s an amazing result, unbelievable really, no one could have really seen that coming. If you’d have offered me a draw before the game I’d have bit your hand off and I think most people would have been the same, including the fans.

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“To go out and put that performance together, they were obviously ecstatic and they obviously want to build on that, it’s an amazing start to the season.

“The only thing is that everyone’s away on international duty and really when you think about it, it’s not come at the best time for Villa when confidence is so high.” 

Villa have also beaten Sheffield United and Fulham in the new Premier League season.

However, they were knocked out of the League Cup by Stoke City.

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