The Reds had only a couple of days to prepare for the trip to Watford following the conclusion of the international break, one that had more than its fair share of casualties.
Alisson, Fabinho, Curtis Jones and Thiago were all unavailable to ensure Liverpool’s lineup all but named itself and while there were talks of a new manager bounce at Vicarage Road, it never materialised.
And it was just the start for the Brazilian on his first start since the end of August with his second of the day arriving soon after the break in a similar fashion to his first.
But it would be Salah’s name on everyone’s lips once more thanks to yet another stunning individual goal that had everything: the poise, the footwork, the awareness and the finish.
It had been coming thanks to a formidable performance, with this now the eighth game in succession that the Egyptian has etched his name on the scoresheet.
We are witnessing greatness.
And just when it looked like Watford had escaped further punishment, Firmino came back for his third and the match ball in a performance that will have done his confidence the world of good.
That’s six goals for the Brazilian in seven appearances, a tally he didn’t reach last season until matchday 20 in the Premier League.
It was a job well done for Liverpool in the early Saturday kickoff, ensuring they can now sit back and watch the rest of the weekend’s games unfold as they cast their eye toward Atletico Madrid.
The travelling Kop received a show of appreciation from Klopp’s men after the final whistle on a day to remember with the Reds now returning to the top of the table, at least temporarily.
Liverpool are now unbeaten in their last 20 games across all competitions, let’s keep it going.