Aussies abroad: EPL loss for Lyden against Liverpool

In the English Premier League, Aussie Jordan Lyden came off the bench for Aston Villa but could do little to stop his team being smashed 6-0 by Liverpool on a dark day for Remi Garde's side.

Lyden was a 66th minute substitute for the home side in place of Leandro Bacuna. 

But with the visitors 5-0 up there was little the 20-year-old midfielder from Perth could do to stop the rampant Reds from inflicting the heavy defeat. 

Elsewhere in Europe, goalkeeper Brad Jones had a tough day at the office as NEC Nijmegen lost 3-0 to PSV in the Eredivisie.

Brad Jones starred for NEC Nijmegen in the Eredivisie overnight.

Former Western Sydney Wanderers striker Kerem Bulut has helped Iraklis to a 1-0 derby triumph at the home of city-rivals PAOK.

Having drawn 3-3 earlier in the season, Iraklis will finish the season with bragging rights in Thessaloniki after Leozinho's 73rd-minute strike on Sunday (Monday morning AEDT).

Bulut played 88 minutes for the visitors before being replaced by Giannis Loukinas, with the Australian forward lining up on the right wing for Iraklis.

It was Bulut's 13th appearance in the Greek Super League for Iraklis, with the 23-year-old having made nine starts and scored one goal.

In Asia, former Socceroos midfielder Brett Holman came off in the 57th minute in Emirates Club's 1-1 draw at Baniyas in United Arab Emirates. 

While in the Philippines' United Football League Dominic del Rosario scored and Matt Acton played a full game in goals as Kaya FC crushed Laos FC 6-1.

And Taylor Regan's Negeri Sembilan drew their opening game of the Malaysian Premier League season 1-1 with Kuantan.