Liverpool's James Milner scores the first goal of the game during the Barclays Premier League match at Anfield, Liverpool.

An irresistible performance saw Liverpool put six goals past a helpless Watford team and climb to the top of the Premier League table.

Liverpool’s front three flourished in an attacking masterclass as Sadio Mane scored twice, opening the scoring in the 27th minute as he glanced a header into the top corner from a Phillipe Coutinho cross.

The Reds continued to be rampant in attack and had a whole host of chances before earning their second goal which was scored by Phillipe Coutinho. The Brazilian weaved away from two Watford defenders before dispatching the ball into the bottom corner from the edge of the box.

Emre Can headed in from Adam Lallana’s cross just before half time to further extend the lead.

Liverpool maintained their attacking threat in the second half with two quick-fire goals as Roberto Firmino tapped in from close range before Mane added a fifth on the hour mark, the Senegalese scoring his sixth Premier League goal of the season.

Daryl Janmaat earned a consolation goal for Watford as he calmly slotted the ball in to the bottom corner in the 75th minute however, Liverpool added a sixth from substitute Georginio Wijnaldum in the 90th minute as Liverpool stretched their unbeaten run at Anfield to 19 games.

Jurgen Klopp’s side produced yet another impressive performance with their free flowing attacking football, which saw them add to their tally of 40 goals in 14 games in all competitions.

 

Written by Andy Preston, Edited by Jonathan Leighfield

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