Liverpool have had at least four chances – two of them coming from Lucas with the other two from Coutinho. Things are a bit nervy but you have to believe we’ll get one before the end of the half at this point.
They were restless until they made change to their attacks, beating Watford mercilessly, Klopp is a happy man and without his boys then it’s a sadness, he’s indeed a tactician the German Machine.
The Reds were last at the summit in the latter stages of the title race three seasons ago, when an irrepressible attack looked set to deliver a long-awaited league championship on Merseyside only for defensive fragilities to rob them of silverware.
Jurgen Klopp’s current team have all the forward flair of that Brendan Rodgers team, with Sadio Mane, Philippe Coutinho and Emre Can all scoring in the space of 16 first-half minutes here, and Roberto Firmino, Mane and Georginio Wijnaldum adding further goals after the interval.
Liverpool 6 Mané 26’ & 60’, Coutinho 30’, Can 43’, Firmino, Wijnaldum 90+1’ Watford 1 Janmaat 75’
And though Daryl Janmaat’s consolation robbed them of a second clean sheet, this was an emphatic answer to those querying Liverpool’s title credentials.