Mohamed Salah bagged four goals as Liverpool put last weekend’s defeat to Man Utd behind them and demolish Watford 5-0 at Anfield.
It took only four minutes for the outstanding Salah to open the scoring, after a dazzling dribble through the Watford defence.
The Egyptian then put the hosts 2-0 up just before the break, netting from an Andy Robertson cross.
Liverpool were at their potent best on the day and soon after the break, they scored again, with Salah the provider this time, setting up Roberto Firmino who scored via an audacious flick.
On 77 minutes, Salah scored again, after more outstanding footwork which left the Hornets’ backline bamboozled.
Lionel Messi would have been proud of that…
The ex-Chelsea man would net his fourth of the game late on to seal a superb individual display and a fine win for the Merseysiders.
Here’s all the goals…
The win sees Liverpool go two points clear of Tottenham in fourth, and more importantly, seven points ahead of fifth-placed Chelsea in the race for a Champions League spot.
Watford, on the other hand, can have no complaints about the result, despite failing to make the most of a couple of decent chances.
As for Salah, his four-goal salvo takes his total to an incredible 36 for the seasons, a haul which is the most ever by a Liverpool player in their debut season for the club.
He’s also now the first player to score four goals from exactly four shots in a Premier League game since Andrey Arshavin managed the same for Arsenal against Liverpool back in April of 2009.
In short, Salah is having a season and a half.
We knew Mo was good, but under Jurgen Klopp he is starting to look like a truly world-class, A-grade player.