Liverpool 6-1 Watford: Devastating Reds stun Hornets to go top of the table

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Philippe Coutinho fired Liverpool to the top of the Premier League as he inspired the Reds to a 6-1 win over Watford at Anfield.

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Liverpool 6-1 Watford hits and misses: Coutinho cannot be stopped but Lucas is no defender

The Brazilian was the stand out player in a clinical display from Liverpool in which he created and scored a goal as the Merysiders smashed in three goals to kill the game in the first half.

The man of the match for Liverpool on the day and he makes it with ease into our hits section while we pick out one Liverpool (let us explain) and a entire Watford backline as our misses.

The attacker continued to be the best man in an extremely good Liverpool side against Watford on Sunday.

Three assists and a goal from his last two appearances, the little magician is blowing away every side away this season.

Against Watford he was once again immense. Feeding balls and striking sweet from his trusty right foot.

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His delivery for Sadio Mane was so spot on all the winger had to do was get a touch on it to send it home and put Liverpool in front.

When Liverpool were wasting opportunities, Coutinho included, their talisman stepped up his game to provide the perfect ball and then rifled in an unstoppable low shot to make it 2-0.

Coutinho really is the magic that lights up this Liverpool side and as he raised his game, so did his teammates as Liverpool cruised to a 6-1 victory.

The Brazilian is a decent player, but he’s not a centre-back and Jurgen Klopp will never convince us that he is.

Why the Liverpool boss elected to pick Lucas over natural defender Ragnar Klavan against Watford is anyone’s guess, but let’s hope it is one of his last showings in the back four.

Nothing particularly bad stood out from Lucas’ performance, but it was obvious he lacks the instinct to be a centre-back.

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Drawn into the play too often and a clear lack of awareness of Watford’s frontmen, Lucas is best served to a defensive role in midfield.

This is less of a miss call on Lucas against Watford, but more of a miss decision on Lucas at centre-back.

He was selected again ahead of Georginio Wijnaldum who after the season he has had so far can feel a bit hard done by, but Can has repaid his manager’s faith in him.

Two goals in as many games coupled with a combative midfield display sums up all the best qualities of the 22-year-old and leaves fans wondering just how good the youngster could become.

Can’s run from deep into the box was perfectly timed to arrive onto Adam Lallana’s cross and it was a composed finish as he headed the ball backwards across the goal.

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All at sea, zero marking and careless decision making, the Watford back line seemed to forget all the basics of defending.

Liverpool ran riot, but in truth they were not anywhere near their scintillating best.

But they scored five and Watford’s defenders have got to hold their hands up.

Can was let run through unchallenged for Liverpool’s third, Coutinho was not closed down on his favourite right foot when he rifled in the second and Roberto Firmino was all alone when he tapped in from close range for their fourth.

Shambolic from Watford all round. Liverpool could have hit double figures if they had been a bit more clinical.

Liverpool on top of the table.

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