Watford 0 – 5 Liverpool, High Fives For the Reds and Déjà vu for Salah

Watford 0-5 Liverpool.

The first match of the weekend in the Premier League saw Liverpool thrashing Watford, which turned out to be a goal feast for the away side.

The Reds travel back home taking all three points in their bag. Meanwhile, sitting in the hotels of Madrid, Alisson & Fabinho saw the young goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher registering a clean sheet to his name.

Liverpool’s attacking duo already had 18 goals altogether against the Hornets before today’s game. While this game saw them adding a few more to take the figure in the ’20s.

The Kick-off

The Reds started the game having a dominant possession over Watford, who were struggling to keep the ball. While Mohamed Salah showed promising signs as he was ahead of rose in the right flank. 

In the 8th minute, Salah sends in a beautiful through ball that beats both the defenders and finds Mane who finds the back of the net to give Liverpool an early lead.

Watford was trying to apply pressure, but Liverpool were so dominant that Watford slowly started to settle in the back to defend rather than attacking.

In the 37th minute down in the Liverpool left, mane finds the overlapping Milner, who drills the ball past the defender and the keeper leaving Firmino to tap in into an open goal to give his first and Liverpool the second goal of the day.

Half time Watford 0 – 2 Liverpool.

The Second half

Andy has a run through the left and drives the ball to Salah, Cathcart slides to deny Salah the opportunity but turns it towards his net. Foster saves it but the ball lands in Bobby’s feet who fires in the third for Liverpool at the 52nd minute and the second goal for Liverpool’s no.9 in the game. 

In the 54th minute, it was Déjà VU all over again, as Salah Scores a sensational solo goal. The Egyptian ripes of the defenders up and down the line. He dances his way around four defenders before the magician curls one in from a tight angle to score his first and give Liverpool a healthy 4 goal lead. Salah has now scored in eight consecutive Premier League games.

In the injury time, 90+1 Firmino gets his hattrick from potentially the last kick of the match. Williams enters the box and flings the ball towards the far post. The Brazilian was there to poke it towards the unmarked net to give Liverpool their Fifth and his third.

Insightful Stats

The Attacking trio again scores five goals in their back-to-back away games.

Bobby’s hattrick, Salah’s Scorcher, and Mane in 100 clubs. Gives Liverpool a huge win in vicarage road.

Liverpool is now the first top-flight club in history to score 3+ goals in seven consecutive matches across all games.  The Reds Extend their unbeaten record to 18 straight games.

Watford 0 – 5 Liverpool : Post match reactions from managers

Jurgen Klopp was happy with the way his team played and he really enjoyed his team putting five past their opponents.

Klopp says

He looks like Mo, actually, and that’s really good. He is in a good shape and you are right, the three goals of Bobby were really nice, the 100th Premier League goal for Sadio, and all these nice little stories, but you cannot overlook the performance of Mo today. I said it after the game, cut the goal off and it was still an outstanding performance how he played today.

When asked about whether Salah is one of the best in the world the Reds boss said

Yeah he is, for sure, one of the best in the world now. It’s obviously not for me or whatever to say who is the best. For me, he’s the best. In this moment he is for sure on top of that list.

With this victory, Liverpool now sits on the 2nd spot in the Premier League table.

What’s next for Liverpool

Next up for Liverpool is a trip to Wanda Metropolitano. Where the Reds will be facing the Spanish joint leaders Atletico Madrid on the 3rd Matchday of the UEFA Champions League.