Salah double takes the sting out of Pearson’s Hornets as Reds increase lead at top of Premier League table

Liverpool picked up all three points after a 2-0 win at Anfield against Watford. The Reds now sit ten points clear at the top of the league table ahead of second-placed Leicester City who dropped points at home to Norwich City.

Mohamed Salah is to Watford as what Luis Suárez was to Norwich. Last season’s joint top scorer has scored eight times in his last five appearances against the Hornets and his two goals on Saturday helped his side pick up three points as well as earning him the man of the match.

The Reds’ first goal came in the 38th minute and it was and a classic Liverpool counter-attack. It started when Roberto Firmino’s clearance fell to Sadio Mané — the Senegalese winger played Salah through, who cut inside and his right-footed shot found the top right corner.

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The No.11’s second came in the 90th minute when Divock Origi’s miskicked shot fell to his feet. Salah was able to score when his quick thinking allowed him to put the ball between Christian Kabasele’s legs and past Ben Foster with a skilful flick.

The former Roma man was operating in the striker position against Watford so he didn’t have lot of responsibility defensively but he won his only tackle of the game and also completed an interception.

Throughout the game Salah’s hold up play and creativity was excellent. He looked sharp and dangerous whenever he was attacking the Watford back line, taking seven attempts at goal within the 90 minutes at Anfield.

With three goals in his last two games for his side, hopefully Salah has found himself in a purple patch of form. Klopp’s men now travel across the globe to Qatar to compete in the Club World Cup with the first game coming on December 18.

Scott Mason

Contributor. Irishman. Steve Finnan started my LFC love story.

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