Liverpool 6-1 Watford: Reds thrash Hornets to go top of the Premier League


Liverpool strode confidently to the top of the Premier League with an ominous display that suggests they can stay there.

The Reds destroyed poor Watford with a stunning attacking master-class, led by the Samba style of Braziliant Brazilians Philippe Coutinho and Rpberto Firmino.


Both men scored a goal each and had a hand in two more as Jurgen Klopp’s side produced football that was less heavy metal and more a symphony of style.

Coutinho, who is simply on fire at the moment, started it with a brilliant cross that Sadio Mane converted, then he cut inside himself to fire home a second.


Emre Can was gifted a third from Adam Lallana’s superb cross just before the break, and then Firmino tapped in after Lallana repeated the trick, before Mane got a second.


Watford were stunned, and could only reply late on when full back Daryl Janmaat produced a good finish, with the Hornets relieved at that stage they weren’t buried under an avalanche of goals.

But Liverpool had the last laugh as substitute Georginio Wijnaldum added a sixth late on.

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