‘It’s incredible how good he is’: Klopp blown away by £100k-a-week Liverpool ace’s display v Watford
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'It's incredible how good he is': Klopp blown away by £100k-a-week Liverpool ace's display v Watford

Liverpool enjoyed a triumphant return to Premier League action as they swept Watford aside in Saturday’s lunchtime kickoff.

Jurgen Klopp’s Reds had drawn their last two top-flight games prior to the international break.

However, it wasn’t even close when Liverpool faced the Hornets, barely breaking a sweat as they ran out 5-0 winners at Vicarage Road.

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Sadio Mane opened the scoring in the ninth minute following an incredible outside-of-the-boot through-ball from Mohamed Salah.

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The £100,000-a-week ace hit a significant milestone in the process, netting his 100th Premier League goal.

Roberto Firmino then made it two on 37 minutes, James Milner squaring across the six-yard box for the Brazilian to divert in from close range.

Firmino got his second on 52 minutes and, not long after, Salah netted a simply stunning effort.

The Egyptian weaved his way through the Watford defence and curled into the far post from a tight angle.

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Liverpool weren’t even done at that stage – in injury time, Firmino made it five for the Reds, also completing his hat-trick.

Jurgen Klopp waxed lyrical about Salah, agreeing that he’s currently “on top of that list” of the world’s best players.

“A special number”

And he also paid tribute to Mane following his impressive milestone against Claudio Ranieri’s side.

“The special thing is, we should not forget that Sadio Mane – I’m not sure if he scored penalties for Southampton, not that I know – scored 100 goals without a penalty, so that makes a difference for sure,” Klopp told the Liverpool media team.

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“It’s a special number, absolutely. He should be and will be, hopefully, proud of that. That doesn’t happen for a lot of players.

“You don’t have to talk about Sadio’s quality – he’s a world-class player as well. It’s incredible how good he is.

“Big day for him, 100 per cent, and I’m really happy for him.”

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