Liverpool dispatched Watford at Anfield as the race to the finish line ensued in the Premier League. Some teams are struggling for relegation while others are aiming to seal a place in the top four after League leaders Manchester City are wrapping up the League title any moment from now.
With the 3-0 defeat in the hands of Arsenal last week at the Emirates, Watford suffered a bigger blow as they lost 5-0 away at Anfield. This is sensational as Jurgen Klopp’s men secure a convincing 5-0 win at home after losing 2-1 at Old Trafford last weekend.
On this note, we take a look what we learned from the match as Reds won 5-0.
Firmino Touch of Class
It has to be something special to get onto the scores sheet from that sort of position in the area as the Brazilian flicked the ball with the slightest of touch into the Watford’s goal to make it 4-0.
The Brazilian has tested his fellow compatriot (in Watford’s goal) Huerlho Gomez early on following a decent cutback and a superb strike at goal. With Liverpool 3-0 to the good, Firmino improvised his side with a wonder goal as he beat the Watford goalie with a silky touch for the Reds 4 (fourth) goal of the match.
That’s how brilliant the goal was as the Firmino received plaudits from his teammates especially from the assist maker Mohamed Salah.
Salah Is Unstoppable
The Egyptian forward has been a revelation at Anfield this season as he has led the attacking line with aplomb for Liverpool. This he did with the aid of forwards Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino who has assisted him at one point or the other in the season.
Salah has been the prince of Anfield as his goals have propelled the club to a fine finish in the Premier League irrespective of their 2-1 loss to Manchester United at Old Trafford.
Salah’s brilliance was evident as he scored four goals all alone against Watford with an assist to his name in the 5-0 defeat of the visiting Watford side. The first goal was exquisite as he beat two defenders to the ground before firing past Gomez in goal.
With Kane injured and in his (Salah) fine form, he seems unstoppable at the moment as suitors continue to monitor his progress on the Red Shirt.
Warning to Manchester City
Manchester City is in pool position to win the Premier League in about time from now but they will be reminded that their unbeaten run ended at Anfield in the wake of the 4-3 defeat. Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City side has been drawn with Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side in the Champions League with the first leg taken place at Anfield.
With City’s 4-3 defeat to Liverpool(via their unbeaten run to the season) in the Premier League coupled with this convincing win (display) against Watford, there is the course for alarm as they need to tighten things up ahead of the quarter-final meeting between both sides.
Liverpool’s attacking flair and spirited performance can dismantle any side in Europe at the moment and City must be wary (cautious) going into this fixture.
The Reds are in fine form and this is a big warning (a reminder) to the potential at Anfield irrespective of City’s flamboyant run this term.