Liverpool defeated Watford 6-1 on Sunday afternoon to go top of the Premier League table.
The Hornets were well and truly humbled by the Reds at Anfield in a match that Liverpool took time to get control of, but once they started the scoring the floodgates opened.
In a madcap ten minutes, Liverpool netted three times and came into half-time with an unassailable lead which they never looked like surrendering.
Watford, on the other hand, will be disappointed with the manner in which they folded on Merseyside after looking so promising over the past few matches.
They’ve already taken some scalps this season, including a victory against Manchester United, so they’ll be looking to get back to winning ways as soon as possible.
However, for now, they have to focus on some interesting statistics that came out of their weekend clash…
Liverpool have arguably been the most entertaining team to watch this season. Their pressing is admirable, they create a bucket load of chances and score a range of goals.
They are the top scorers in the Premier League and following their demolition of Watford this weekend they’ve gone top of the table for the first time since May 2014, making this the first time they have topped the table under Klopp’s stewardship.
Obviously, there’s a long way to go, but right now Liverpool will take a lot of stopping. They have no European football to fatigue the squad and they look like a united group of guys.
As mentioned above, Liverpool are the top scorers in the Premier League and it’s no surprise either. They create chances at will and none of their players seem afraid to try things as they all have faith in their ability.
Klopp has made this team hard-working but yet full of quality, too.
The 6-1 demolition this weekend wasn’t even a surprise. This is now the FIFTH time this season that they have netted four or more, which is an astonishing record considering we’re only in the early stages of the season.
Amazingly, in the game vs. Watford, they even broke the record most shots on target in a single Premier League game, recording a total of 17.
After a sketchy start to the Premier League season, Watford were looking to be on the rise and ended last weekend in the top seven of the table.
One week on and they’re being truly humbled by Liverpool and it feels like it’s all back to square one.
However, Walter Mazzari is an experienced coach and won’t overreact.
The defeat was bad and will have a left a sour taste but Watford are still in the top half and they can take encouragement from this statistics.
In the Liverpool game alone, the Hornets conceded more goals than they had run their previous SIX Premier League games combined!
If they can get back to basics for their next game against Leicester then they should be in for a fine season.