The Warmdown: Liverpool put on a masterclass as they defeat Watford 5-0
WATFORD, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 16: (SUN OUT,THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Mohamed Salah of Liverpool scores the fourth goal making the score 0-4 during the Premier League match between Watford and Liverpool at Vicarage Road on October 16, 2021 in Watford, England. (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

It was a day to remember for Jurgen Klopp's men who delivered a stellar, five star performance to beat Watford and extend their unbeaten run in all competitions. 

The Reds started the day without their Brazilian starters Fabinho and Alisson put proved from early on that it would not be a problem. 

Sadio Mane opened up the scoring with just eight minutes on the clock. A gorgeous outside of the boot through ball by Mohamed Salah on the right was threaded into the path of his counterpart who without hesitation coolly slotted first time past Ben Foster in goal. The Senegal international's 100th Premier League goal. 

After bossing the possession for the majority of the first half it was Roberto Firmino's time to get on the score sheet. Great link up play down the left hand side saw Mane set James Milner down the wing. The 35-year-old drilled a low pass across to Firmino who had an open net to tap into. 

The second half continued the way the first finished. Liverpool bullied Claudio Ranieri's side for possession and made light work of them on the Italians first game in charge of the Hornets. 

Firmino would soon add his second of the game thanks to a deflected tackle. Foster was forced into a save from a deflected tackle by Craig Cathcart which fell to the feet of the Brazilian for another tap in. 

The visitors fourth came in the form of another breath taking showing from Salah. After ripping through Manchester City's defence the previous game week Salah aimed to go one better this week and shred through Watford's.

The Egyptian picked up the ball to the right just inside the penalty area. With four players circling him like a swarm of bees, he looked stuck for options. With a little jinx Liverpool's number 11 rolled the the sole of his boot over the ball opening space to barge into in front of him. With Cathcart following he faked a shot onto his left sending the Watford defender to the floor. In an all so familiar position, tight right of the goal, Salah wrapped his left wand of a foot around the ball and placed it past Foster into the left of the goal. A truly spectacular goal. 

Another close ranged effort from Firmino capped off an awe-inspiring display. The Liverpool number nine tapped home after Neco Williams dragged a shot into the feet of the Brazilian. 

Salah does it again

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The goal of the month for October is slowly becoming a highlight reel for Salah's most outrageous goals. After what looked to be a one off, wonder goal, the Egyptian did it again and scored yet another worldie. 

He also added a delightful assist to his game setting up Mane for the first of the match, showing he's more than just a goal scorer.

Silencing all the critics, Salah looks to be on the form of his life and exceeding all expectations for this season. He sits top of the goal scoring charts along side Leicester City's Jamie Vardy with seven goals and joint second in assists with four. 

With not many in the world matching his form the questions have begun to surface on if Salah is currently the best in the world. Whether he is or not, the 29-year-old's contract runs out 2023 and Klopp will be desperately trying to get the winger to put pen to paper and sign a new deal. 

A Bobby dazzler 

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Salah's screamer may have stolen the headlines but another impressive outing came from Roberto Firmino. 

In recent weeks Diogo Jota has been preferred to the Brazilian in the number nine role for the Reds, but with Jota placed on the bench after recovering from a knock on international duty, it paved the way for Firmino to make his starting return. And what a return it was. 

Despite having a combined distance of 12 yards from goal for all three of his goals, Firmino have a very impressive game also picking up an assist for his troubles. 

A poachers instinct, he was in the right place for his goals but he also perfectly linked the midfield to the attack as well as combining naturally in the front three who were firing on all cylinders. 

The unbeaten run continues

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With this win Liverpool remain second in the league table one point behind leaders Chelsea. 

Despite sitting in the runners up spot, Liverpool remain unbeaten in all competitions and are now the top scorers in the Premier League. After such a commanding win, it will be hard to not put them amongst the contenders for league winners. 

Liverpool also became the first team to score three or more goals in seven consecutive away matches in all competitions, showing their devastating attacking threat. 

Without their main goalkeeper or holding midfielder the Reds impressed with another clean sheet. Caoimhin Kelleher started in goal and despite not having much to do throughout the game, pulled out a brilliant reaction save to deny Ismaila Sarr late on. 

Up next for Klopp's men is a trip to Spain to face Atletico Madrid in the capital. The home side sit two points behind Liverpool in the group and will be looking to overtake them with a win at the Wanda Metropolitano. 

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