Liverpool 5–0 Watford
Premier League, Anfield
March 17, 2018
Goals: Salah 4′, 43′, 77′, 85′, Firmino 49′
It was all about proving defeat at Old Trafford was nothing more than a minor speed bump, and the Reds did that with a Salah-inspired win over the Hornets.
Salah’s brilliant solo effort for his 33rd goal of the season put Jurgen Klopp’s side ahead, before the Egyptian tapped in for his 34th just before half-time to double the lead.
Shortly after the restart Roberto Firmino added a third to wrap up the victory, turning home Salah’s cross with a magnificent back-heel at the Kop end.
The Egyptian put the icing on the cake as he netted his 35th and his first Reds hat-trick, slaloming through the Watford back line and rolling into the net.
But Salah wasn’t finished yet as he incredibly added a fantastic fourth lashing home from close-range on a truly memorable evening.
Here’s how supporters reacted to the win across social media and on our forums, with huge praise coming for one man in particular.
The Egyptian King was lauded…
This, by Salah, is one of the best individual performances by a Liverpool player I’ve ever seen. No exaggeration. Sheer genius in everything he does.
— Joel Rabinowitz (@joel_archie) March 17, 2018
Just give the Salah Ballandor He’s humiliated every team that’s come in his way!
— Adrian (@LFCAdrian_) March 17, 2018
Congratulations to everyone who has Salah as their fantasy football Captain! pic.twitter.com/1qYuUYxfMJ
— The Redmen TV (@TheRedmenTV) March 17, 2018
“First billion pound player”
– RedSi73 on the forums
Snow is falling, all around me, players playing, having fun – It's the season for love and understanding – Salah four, Watford none. 5:0 #LIVWAT
— Chris Williams (@Chris78Williams) March 17, 2018
Weekly reminder that Jose Mourinho managed to make everyone think Mo Salah and Kevin De Bruyne weren’t good enough for the Premier League
— Ben Goodwin (@BGinge8) March 17, 2018
BUILD HIM A PYRIMAD IN THE CITY CENTER, BUILD IT
— – (@AllezTheReds) March 17, 2018
Player of the Year without doubt.
— Jack Lusby (@jacklusby_) March 17, 2018
I'm so sorry @ASRomaEN
— Sam McGuire (@SamMcGuire90) March 17, 2018
It really is Salah FC. pic.twitter.com/tghCdGwfcj
— Watch LFC (@Watch_LFC) March 17, 2018
If any player is worthy of the number 7 at #LFC it's Mo Salah
— ?? ?????? (@elscouse) March 17, 2018
More individual performances were praised after an excellent team display…
This may be pushing it, but Andy Robertson’s the sort of transfer that everyone should celebrate. Shows it’s not all about paying premium fees. Spotting the right player, allowing him time, coaching him well still goes a long way.
— Rory Smith (@RorySmith) March 17, 2018
Good shift from Gini today, one of his better performances of late.
— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) March 17, 2018
Gomez has used width & played more advanced than before he came out of the team. Seems like he's recognised why Trent was keeping his place & is finding a nice balance between defence & attack.
— Taintless Red (@TaintlessRed) March 17, 2018
Firmino is basically a defender, midfielder and striker rolled into one; relentless in the press, has a clear eye for a pass and strong creativity while possessing the ability to score some outrageous goals. Phenomenal.
— Leanne Prescott (@_lfcleanne) March 17, 2018
— LFCZA ?? ???? (@LFCZA) March 17, 2018
And Kopites were delighted to see the Reds make an instant return to winning ways…
Yellow weather warning = raining goals vs Watford https://t.co/qXt2Q8YF8r
— Karl Matchett (@karlmatchett) March 17, 2018
It's a sad day for Richard Keys, as Everton can no longer finish above Liverpool this season.
His early call proved to be inaccurate. Ah well.
— Andrew Beasley (@BassTunedToRed) March 17, 2018
Be great if all games kicked off at 5:15….94pt season
— SimonBrundish (@SimonBrundish) March 17, 2018
FT: Liverpool's 3rd 5-0 win since Boxing Day.
— Zo (@NTXZO) March 17, 2018
“These 5 goals will will help with the goal difference when it comes to our place in the table. We are better than Spurs on this. Well done lads. You were wonderful tonight.”
– Maria on the forums
Perfect performance from the lads. Man of the match performance from Salah. What a bargain he and Robo are turning out to be. Long let it continue. International break coming at the wrong time once again.
— FootyElnino (@Footyelnino) March 17, 2018
Never has a routine 5-0 against poor opposition felt so significant. Something amazing is happening here allez allez allez
— Jeff Goulding (@ShanklysBoys1) March 17, 2018