As Jurgen Klopp took Liverpool back to the top of the Premier League table, there was certainly no better way to do it than with a six goal demolition of Watford, who came into the tie unbeaten in four and off the back of three consecutive clean sheets.
Early on the Reds had a number of chances but it looked as though things may not go their way, with Roberto Firmino in particular missing a number of opportunities to give the Merseyside club the lead. Sadio Mane broke the deadlock with a neat header from a Phillipe Coutinho corner and then the Brazilian scored himself from distance.
Then the Reds went rampant as they added a third from Emre Can, with Roberto Firmino finally finding the net and Georgino Wijnaldum scoring his first goal for the club in injury time to make bad go to worse for Watford, who managed a consolation goal through Daryl Janmaat as Liverpool eased off.
With the international break now on the horizon, Liverpool enjoyed the perfect send off but it has ensured that Walter Mazzarri will not be giving his Hornets players a moment’s rest after an embarrassing defeat.
Read on over the next three pages to see what we have learnt from the tie…