A 93rd minute goal from Fernando Torres ensured Liverpool took a deserved 3 points at Villa Park.
Not only did Liverpool dominate the vast majority of the game on Villa's own turf but this was payback for a freak defeat at Anfield earlier this season.
Much has been written about Aston Villa this season by the press who appear to court Martin O'Neill's every word, but just as the men from the Midlands bottled it last season they appear to be doing similar this time around.
Liverpool's first half performance outshadowed that of the second half, with Villa turning the tables and enjoying some decent spells in the last 20 minutes.
The reds, playing in white in the Villa Park snowstorm, had plenty of possession in the first half and decent chances fell to both Gerrard and Benayoun. A lapse bit of marking from Dirk Kuyt saw Villa's best chance of the first half stopped by Pepe Reina.
Aquilani tired late on, and Insua and Kuyt were bit part performers for the reds. Carragher's lack of pace was exposed on more than one occasion and even Steven Gerrard is still playing below par.
But after weathering Villa's late storm, the reds kept their momentum and shape and with a bit of grit lacking in recent months, the ball was fed to Fernando Torres.
As usual, Torres fired the goal in to give the reds a deserved late winner. After the number of reversals the reds have suffered this term the goal was especially sweet to send the Liverpool fans on their way home with a glow in their hearts.
The reds are 4 points behind 4th placed Spurs who they meet next in the Premier League, and 7 points off 2nd place.