Five Star Liverpool Thump Watford At Anfield

Liverpool returned to the top of the summit in style after tearing apart Watford 5-0 at Anfield on Wednesday.

The Reds, who had drawn three out of their last four games opened up a two goal lead courtesy of a Sadio Mane double. Jurgen Klopp’s men dominate’d the first half but were unable to add to their advantage before the break. However, Liverpool picked up from where they left off, dominating and putting enormous pressure on Watford when they are in possession, and it wasn’t, it wasn’t long until the hosts were back at the other end of the field, and this time they made it count.

Origi justified his selection with his second Premier League start when he scored a fantastic strike on 66 minutes to beat Ben Foster at his near post.

The Hornets’ resolve got broken yet again as fans at Anfield were treated to the Van Dijk show.First, the Dutchman rose highest to nod home a right-sided free-kick that represented Alexander-Arnold’s third assist of a productive night. Then, he stayed put after another set-piece was cleared, waiting for another fine cross from Robertson that was greeted with the header it deserved. 

The scoring finally stopped there for Liverpool, but there was joy from the Anfield crowd as they revelled in the perfect preparation for the Merseyside derby on Sunday.

Elsewhere at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester City needed a penalty to beat West Ham 1-0 as their free flowing style of play struggled to unlock Pellegrini’s side sturdy defence.

Pep Guardiola’s City side camped in the half of West Ham for the entirety of the game but The Pellegrini side defended intelligently and almost did enough to produce a surprise result.

However, The decisive moment at the Etihad Stadium came in the 59th minute when Felipe Anderson was ruled to have brought down Bernardo Silva from behind and Aguero coolly slotted home from the spot.

Tottenham’s hope of a title push suffered a huge blow as they lost 2-0 to top four hopefuls, Chelsea at the Stamford Bridge.

Maurizio Sarri reasserted his authority on the sideline, and so did Chelsea on the field.

After Kepa Arrizabalaga refused to be substituted in the League Cup final, Sarri was determined to send by a message to the world’s most expensive goalkeeper by dropping him for Wednesday’s game against Tottenham in favor of Willy Caballero.

Chelsea got their breakthrough after Pedro Rodriguez cut through the defense to poke the ball through goalkeeper Hugo Lloris’ legs in the 57th minute.A Phantom own goal by Kieran Trippier put Chelsea fans at ease as it gave The Blues the much insurance goal that was needed to seal the win.

Eddie Howe‘s hope of re writing the Fortunes of Bournemouth at the Emirates Stadium was dashed as the Cherries were put to the sword 5-1 by Arsenal.

The Gunners doubled their lead after an awful Adam Smith mistake where he gifted Arsenal possession. Ozil played a great one-two with Henrikh Mkhitaryan and the latter tapped home to make it two.Arsenal’s lead was cut short minutes after their second goal as Matteo Guendouzi cheaply lost possession on the edge of the box – Dan Gosling snatched it off the Frenchman and passed to Lys Mousset who couldn’t miss. 

The night got better for Arsenal as they scored a third less than two minutes into the second half as Laurent Koscielny got on the end of a Mkhitaryan cross.

Arsenal made it four after a great ball by Mkhitaryan to Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang who got round the keeper brilliantly to score. Substitute Alexandre Lacazette put the icing on the cake from a free kick as his curling effort was too much for Boruc in the Cherries goal.

The results see Arsenal move within four points of Tottenham with Manchester United just a point back in the battle for the top four, and Chelsea another two points back from that.

Elsewhere, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer revival took another positive march forward as the Red Devils got a much needed 3-1 away win at Crystal Palace,