Liverpool thrash Watford to remain on the high

Sadio Mane and Virgil van Dijk each struck twice as Liverpool demolished Watford 5-Zero to remain forward of a charging Manchester Metropolis on the high of the Premier League on Wednesday.

Jurgen Klopp’s males calmed fears over their endurance following a current dip in type as they chase down their first top-flight title since 1990.

Defending champions Metropolis lastly broke the resistance of West Ham on the Etihad Stadium within the second half to remain only one level behind Liverpool, whereas third-placed Tottenham slipped to a dangerous 2-Zero defeat at Chelsea.

Arsenal swatted apart a limp Bournemouth staff 5-1 to stay in fourth place, one level away from Manchester United, with Romelu Lukaku benefiting from the absence of Marcus Rashford to attain twice in a 3-1 win at Crystal Palace.

Liverpool got here into their match after three attracts in 4 league matches however Mane settled their nerves early, heading dwelling a cross from Trent Alexander-Arnold earlier than the pair teamed up once more, with the Senegalese ahead producing an audacious backheel strike.

Divock Origi prolonged the lead halfway via the second interval and defender Virgil van Dijk netted twice late on to finish the rout.

“The boys confirmed how a lot they benefit from the sport and the scenario,” a delighted Klopp informed the BBC.

“It was an vital signal. what was written and mentioned about us. It’s after all not proper. These boys are excellent and immediately they confirmed a lot ardour.”