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    Liverpool 5-0 Watford Match Report


    Mohamed Salah scored four goals as his Liverpool side cruised to victory over Watford on Saturday to move back up to third in the Premier League.

    The Egyptian produced a dazzling performance, which temporarily enabled him to overtake the likes of Harry Kane and Lionel Messi and become the leading scorer in Europe's top-five leagues on 36 goals.

    Liverpool were the only team in the top-six to play on Saturday, with Jurgen Klopp eager for his players to bounce back from last weekend's 2-1 defeat against Manchester United and reduce the gap to their North-West rivals to two points.

    The Reds enjoyed the best possible start after only three minutes when Salah bewitched Miguel Britos and Sebastian Prodl with a sublime piece of trickery before producing a clinical right-footed finish from six yards.

    Watford tried to respond immediately, with their best sight of the Liverpool goal coming when a Roberto Pereyra cross was met by Richarlison but the header lacked the power and direction to trouble Loris Karius.

    Liverpool then had an excellent chance to extend their lead from a devastating counter-attack but Roberto Firmino was denied by a full-stretch save from Orestiss Karnezis after being picked-out by Salah's cleverly-weighted pass.
     
    The Reds did eventually take a two-goal lead into the break, however, as Salah arrived at the far-post to turn Andrew Robertson's pinpoint delivery across the six-yard box into the net in clinical fashion.
     
    Salah then turned provider early in the second-half when he produced an inch-perfect cross following another one of his marauding runs, with Firmino on hand to divert the ball past Karnezis with a deft backheel from three yards.
     
    Watford were struggling to deal with the pace and clever movement of all Liverpool's attacking players, although they did produce a piece of brilliance themselves when Pereyra's dipping free-kick curled past Karius but struck the top of the crossbar.
     
    Liverpool then had the chance to extend their lead further on the hour-mark as Joe Gomez picked-out Firmino with another tantalising delivery but the Brazilian, who was attempting a glancing header, failed to make contact with the ball.
     
    It wasn't long before the home side took a four-goal lead, however, as Salah once again mesmerised the Watford defence with one of his weaving runs before beating Karnezis with a delicate finish from 12 yards.
     
    The goal sparked comparisons to that of Lionel Messi, with Salah's close ball control and devastating change of direction reminiscent to that of the Argentine forward, while the finish from an off-balance position was equally spectacular.
     
    Substitute Danny Ings was close to making the scoreline even more emphatic in Liverpool's favour when he was picked-out by Sadio Mane's lofted pass but he was superbly denied by the outstretched palm of Karnezis.
     
    The Greek goalkeeper then repeated the trick five minutes from time when he parried a close-range strike from Ings, but only succeeded in diverting the ball into the path of Salah to rifle home in emphatic style.
     
    Salah had the accolade of being the leading goalscorer in Europe's top-five leagues for 24 hours before he was overtaken by Cristiano Ronaldo, who produced a four-goal display himself in Real Madrid's 6-3 victory over Girona.

    The two players will go head-to-head on Friday when Egypt face European champions Portugal, which is one of many friendlies taking place while the Premier League takes a two-week hiatus.

    Liverpool return to action on March 31 in an away trip to Crystal Palace, while league-leaders Manchester City await Jurgen Klopp's side in the quarter-finals of the Champions League just three days later.

    Watford, meanwhile, have been pushed out of 10th place in the table on goal-difference by Bournemouth ahead of a meeting between the two teams when the Premier League returns from its international break.
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