Second half strikes from Mohamed Salah, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Roberto Firmino helped Liverpool ease past Watford on Saturday.
Liverpool extended their unbeaten streak in the Premier League to thirteen games, as they beat Javi Gracia’s Watford FC 3-0 at the Vicarage Road this weekend.
After a rather uneventful first half, Jurgen Klopp’s men burst into life after the break and Mo Salah broke the deadlock in the 67th minute, before Trent Alexander-Arnold fired home a brilliant free-kick ten minutes later. The Reds were given a scare when captain Jordan Henderson was sent off for a second booking, but Roberto Firmino’s late strike put the game to bed.
With the win, Liverpool maintain the two-point gap to leaders Manchester City, who thrashed West Ham United 4-0 on the day. The Reds are now unbeaten in their opening 13 league matches of a season for the first time since 2007. And here’s how the fans reacted to the victory on social media:
Well done Liverpool. Great win against very tough opponent. Still undefeated in PL and another clean sheet pic.twitter.com/Y2ojhkUJtP
— molfc (@Molfc__) November 24, 2018
Liverpool have never conceded fewer goals at this stage of the season in their history. WHAT A STAT.
— Liverpool Family (@lfc_family) November 24, 2018
13 games played and Liverpool are 12 points clear of Man Utd. pic.twitter.com/jBENETOoiS
— LFC Stats (@LFCData) November 24, 2018
That's the Liverpool we all know and love. SCINTILLATING
— LFC Fans Corner (@LFCFansCorner) November 24, 2018
— Huzaifa Bajwa (@HuzaifaBajwa9) November 24, 2018
Trent Alexander-Arnold’s free-kick from 25 yards out, to double Liverpool’s lead, was a thing of beauty. And the fans sung praises of the youngster’s performance on Saturday;
GOLDEN BOY! TRENT ALEXANDER-ARNOLD! 🙌🏾🙌🏾🔥🔥🔥🔥⚽️⚽️ GET IN! pic.twitter.com/zkOaX7FQhq
— The Man Himself.💪🏾😎 (@Elycaptano) November 24, 2018
Just turned 20 and has already got 60 #LFC games under his belt, played in a CL final and a World Cup. What a talent Trent Alexander-Arnold is.
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceEcho) November 24, 2018
Alexander-Arnold is really my age man, what a guy
— RT (@rthaker8) November 24, 2018
Trent Alexander-Arnold WOW 😍 pic.twitter.com/UH0puKxWlq
— Jay Gore (@JayGoreLFC) November 24, 2018
Alexander Arnold's right peg, beautiful thing that.
— VUJ (@DavidVujanic) November 24, 2018
— 10 (@sadioo10) November 24, 2018
That Trent Alexander Arnold free kick 🔥
Boy is such a charm also his movements 🙌🏽🙌🏽
— Earl of lemongrab 🍋 (@iamvillanelle) November 24, 2018
However, fans were furious with captain Jordan Henderson, who got sent off for a second bookable offence and will now miss the Merseyside derby as a result.
Jordan Henderson should not be starting for us as Fabinho is a better No.6 than him and he shouldn't be captain because Van Dijk is a better leader than him.
— Moves_Like_Salah (@MovesLikeSa11ah) November 24, 2018
As much as I like Jordan Henderson, I also think that he’s a Man U, Leicester, Westham (mid table team) kind of player and we’re much better with him on the sidelines. 🔴🔴🔴
— Z’nodaka (@_Dubani) November 24, 2018
Jordan Henderson doesn't deserve #Liverpool captain band. He's too limited.
— Ezewudo Nonso (@Kuulnomsy) November 24, 2018
Jordan Henderson was a disgrace earlier. Had a yellow card. Warned and could have had another yellow twice. One just 30 seconds before he was sent off. He was playing awful anyway. Klopp should have hauled him off before he was sent off. Battling win v a good side #WATLIV
— Paul Bewley (@Prettyboybewles) November 24, 2018
You’ve just had your final warning from the referee, you’re on a yellow card, you’re the captain and you do that? Shocking from Jordan Henderson.
— – (@AnfieldRd96) November 24, 2018
My boy Jordan Henderson has been sent off. What a silly sausage. #LFC
— DoctorBenjyFM / Ben (@DoctorBenjy) November 24, 2018
Why is it that Jordan Henderson seems to be content to play for participation medals rather than trophies? Janni football #WATLIV
— David Rimmer (@DavidLiverpud) November 24, 2018
That will not endear Jordan Henderson the #LFC captain to the masses! He’s been cumbersome all match, like Lallana he appears to have lost his way! A total lack of discipline and downright stupid #WATLIV
— G Dog (@GHL72) November 24, 2018