Photos: Liverpool continue best Premier League start with win at Watford

24 November 2018

Liverpool maintained their unbeaten league record on Saturday afternoon after a second-half flurry secured a 3-0 victory at Watford.


The Reds returned to action following the last international break of the year looking to continue their winning ways in the Premier League after their comfortable victory over Fulham a fortnight ago.

The afternoon started with a show of discontent from the travelling Reds over Richard Scudamore’s £5 million golden goodbye from Premier League clubs.

WATFORD, ENGLAND - Saturday, November 24, 2018: Liverpool supporters display banners against Richard Scrudamore's £5m bonus before the FA Premier League match between Watford FC and Liverpool FC at Vicarage Road. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

WATFORD, ENGLAND - Saturday, November 24, 2018: Players walk past Liverpool supporters displaying banners against Richard Scrudamore's £5m bonus before the FA Premier League match between Watford FC and Liverpool FC at Vicarage Road. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool fired blanks in what was a frustrating opening half as Klopp’s chargers struggled to find their rhythm against a well-disciplined Watford side.

WATFORD, ENGLAND - Saturday, November 24, 2018: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah during the FA Premier League match between Watford FC and Liverpool FC at Vicarage Road. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

WATFORD, ENGLAND - Saturday, November 24, 2018: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp reacts during the FA Premier League match between Watford FC and Liverpool FC at Vicarage Road. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The second 45, however, saw Liverpool return to their ruthless ways as three goals found the back of the net in the space of 22 minutes.

Mohamed Salah broke the deadlock with his ninth goal of the season after exceptional play in the lead up from his fellow forwards Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino.

WATFORD, ENGLAND - Saturday, November 24, 2018: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring the first goal with team-mate Xherdan Shaqiri during the FA Premier League match between Watford FC and Liverpool FC at Vicarage Road. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

WATFORD, ENGLAND - Saturday, November 24, 2018: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring the first goal during the FA Premier League match between Watford FC and Liverpool FC at Vicarage Road. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

A scintillating free-kick from Trent Alexander-Arnold soon after saw the Reds create a comfortable buffer in fine fashion, sending the Reds faithful into a frenzy.

WATFORD, ENGLAND - Saturday, November 24, 2018: Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold scores the second goal during the FA Premier League match between Watford FC and Liverpool FC at Vicarage Road. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

WATFORD, ENGLAND - Saturday, November 24, 2018: Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold celebrates scoring the second goal during the FA Premier League match between Watford FC and Liverpool FC at Vicarage Road. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

A red card for Jordan Henderson put a needless blemish on the victory after referee Jon Moss was given no choice but to hand the skipper his second yellow of the afternoon.

WATFORD, ENGLAND - Saturday, November 24, 2018: Liverpool's captain Jordan Henderson takes off his captain's arm band after being sent off for a second yellow card during the FA Premier League match between Watford FC and Liverpool FC at Vicarage Road. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

However, Firmino’s late header ended the match on a high note after a well-worked counterattack – ensuring Klopp left the stadium with a smile etched on his face.

WATFORD, ENGLAND - Saturday, November 24, 2018: Liverpool's Roberto Firmino celebrates scoring the third goal during the FA Premier League match between Watford FC and Liverpool FC at Vicarage Road. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

WATFORD, ENGLAND - Saturday, November 24, 2018: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp after the FA Premier League match between Watford FC and Liverpool FC at Vicarage Road. Liverpool won 3-0. Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With Liverpool now entering the frantic and congested festive period, the Reds will have little time to rest as they must now quickly turn their attention to a crucial Champions League fixture against Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday.

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