Roberto Firmino on hattrick as Liverpool thrash Watford at Vicarage Road
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Roberto Firmino on hattrick as Liverpool thrash Watford at Vicarage Road

Liverpool run riot thrashing Watford 5-0 in a Premier League early kick-off match staged at Vicarage Road on Saturday. 

Liverpool were the dominant side in the first opening minute and took the lead inside eight minutes through Sadio Mane. Salah spun past Danny Rose, spotting Mane running in behind. The ball was simply perfect and so was the finish. Straight into the bottom corner past Foster. 

The strike saw the Senegalese net his 100th Premier League goal, becoming the third African payer to reach the milestone after Didier Drogba and Mo Salah. 

In the 37th minute, Liverpool double their lead and it was another superb move and bad defending from Watford. Masina gave the ball away needlessly in midfield and Liverpool attack with such class. Mane fed Milner down the channel and he stayed cool to roll one across the box for Firmino to tap home. 

In the second half, Firmino scored the second and third for Liverpool from tap it and the goalkeeper cleared Cathcart's almost an own goal. 

Salah scored the fourth and it was almost a carbon copy of his goal vs Manchester City. Beating defenders at will, faking past about three or four challenges before curling an effort into the far corner. 

Liverpool added a gloss on a brilliant performance as Firmino completed his hattrick. Neco Williams did the damage on the right - and afforded Firmino a tap-in just as we headed into a single minute of added time. 

Jurgen Klopp's men have now opened a two-point lead at the top with eighteen and are the only unbeaten side in the Premier League.