Five things we learned from Liverpool’s thrashing of Watford

Liverpool ran riot at Anfield as Jurgen Klopp’s men thrashed Watford 6-1 to go top of the table – the first time the club has been that position since the German become manager having left Borussia Dortmund.

The Red’s put in the performance of genuine title contenders as they wiped the floor with a Hornets side who had been in a fine run of form themselves.

Sadio Mane opened the scoring just past the 25 minute mark, before Philippe Coutinho and Emre Can made it three before half time.

Firmino made it 4-0, Mane again made it five, however Watford struck back in a consolation through Daryl Janmaat with 15 minute to go.

Substitute Georginio Wijnaldum became the Red’s fifth scorer of the day as he came off the bench to complete the rout.

The scintillating attacking display was typical of Liverpool’s performances so far this season, and they don’t look like stopping anytime soon. Top of the table, Jurgen Klopp and his men are flying high.

Here are five things we learned from today’s game…

 


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