Liverpool 2-0 Watford
Premier League, Anfield
December 14, 2019
Goals: Salah 38′, 90′
The Reds welcomed the Premier League‘s bottom-placed team to Merseyside, but the visitors didn’t perform like that.
The Hornets gave Liverpool a stern examination on a windy day, with Salah’s brilliant brace the difference between the two sides.
Salah produced a lovely turn and finish in the first half, before flicking home impudently in the dying minutes.
Salah was lauded, on a day when he shone brightest…
I saw people asking him to be dropped and criticising him as he still played through an injury but Salah can shut the haters up now.
Back in form with 4 goals in 2 games, 84 goals for us which is more than Suarez and Torres yet he’s still disrespected.
He’s the king. pic.twitter.com/2gYWNqoJy5
— Laurie (@LFCLaurie) December 14, 2019
Another massive win, Salah the standout player. Somewhere close to his best again.
— Henry Jackson (@HenryJackson87) December 14, 2019
“Fantastic MOTOM from Salah this afternoon.”
– Nik Reece on Facebook.
Bend it like Salah !! Right ? !!
— Luis Garcia (@luchogarcia14) December 14, 2019
Mo Salah has cancelled ordinary
— Melissa Reddy (@MelissaReddy_) December 14, 2019
“A couple of moments of magnificent Mo magic made the difference.”
– cynicaloldgit on the forums.
Salah now with more goals for #LFC in all competitions than Luis Suárez in fewer games, by the way. Phenomenal.
— Leanne Prescott (@_lfcleanne) December 14, 2019
3 consecutive world class goals with his right foot, Mo Salah you're cheeky bastard ?? pic.twitter.com/Cn4fZtqpw4
— Castle Of The Kop (@CastleoftheKopp) December 14, 2019
Alisson’s importance also came to the fore…
Great ‘keepers are made by their ability to rise to the moment & deliver the big save while making it all look so easy. Alisson with several decisive saves vs Salzburg & another huge one today. He is the base for all the brilliance; so much trust & confidence in his ability.
— Leanne Prescott (@_lfcleanne) December 14, 2019
Alisson had one of those games again. Made everything look dead easy but he was actually brilliant.
— Sam McGuire (@SamMcGuire90) December 14, 2019
Tough win against a much better Watford side than in recent weeks, those Alisson saves were vital ??
— Matt Craig (@MattHDGamer) December 14, 2019
Alisson Man of the Match for me. Also good were Salah, Mané & Gomez (other than that bad header that led to Virgil's back pass that was nearly an own goal)
— Taintless Red (@TaintlessRed) December 14, 2019
3 consecutive clean sheets.
You know I'm pleased with that.
Alisson MOTM today? Some huge saves.
— Viktor Fagerström (@ViktorFagerLFC) December 14, 2019
Firmino’s form is worrying, though…
Firmino has been awful since the end of September, honestly thought he was gonna have a class season after the first 5 games
— Tom (@CynicalLive) December 14, 2019
Early kick offs aren't ideal for Firmino. He's not had a chance to get all of the Guinness out of his system.
— David (@FourNaanJeremy) December 14, 2019
“Firmino and Shaqiri weakest links today, Gomez impressive as usual.”
– Andrew Fernando on Facebook.
Firmino playing based on reputation and no main competition. Has been poor for at least 3 months now. Passing, 1st touch, finishing- very poor #lfc
— Deji Guerrero (@Deji500) December 14, 2019
Firmino with gloves > Firmino without gloves pic.twitter.com/Wbc9gV4SKa
— Yoosuf (@Yoosufm_789) December 14, 2019
But many hailed the gritty nature of the win…
That’ll do nicely. Can’t be at our best every week. 3 points, clean sheet, job done. Great goals by Mo.
— Ste Davies (@StevenD1977) December 14, 2019
No clean sheet in 13 games, followed by three in a row. All of them in Fabinho's absence. Football is weird sometimes.
— Joel Rabinowitz (@joel_archie) December 14, 2019
#LFC made to work for that by a hugely impressive Watford but they take a sizeable Premier League lead into Christmas and will be able to watch on from Qatar as Leicester and Manchester City go head-to-head. Might even be world champions when they get back.
— David Lynch (@LynchStandard) December 14, 2019
Inspired, improvised flicked nutmeg finish from Salah for #lfc second. Bit different. At times an anxious, unconvincing #lfc performance but still winning, still coping with the long, hard slog through winter. #LIVWAT
— Henry Winter (@henrywinter) December 14, 2019
“Tough tough match as it should be after a difficult away trip to RB! A rejuvenated Watford played well but 3 huge points now let’s go be champions of the world!”
– VJ Sagaran on Facebook.
You were crap Liverpool but you won. Cheers.
— Sachin Nakrani (@SachinNakrani) December 14, 2019
3 points all that matters. On we march.
— Rory Greenfield (@RoryGreenfield) December 14, 2019
“Yet again a horrible scrap against a team which definitely benefited from a new-manager bounce. And yet again, our lads found a way. Three more points.”
– Hope in your heart on the forums.
could've lost, didn't. just wear you down like the damn tides. boot stamping on a human face – forever. Liverpool, that.
— nate (@natefc) December 14, 2019
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