Liverpool took advantage of Tottenham Hotspurs’ FA Cup commitments to go third on the standings after demolishing Watford 5-0 in an entertaining Premier League tie played at Anfield on Saturday, March 17. Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah was in blistering form during the encounter, striking twice in either half to help his side secure a comfortable win in front of their faithful.
The 25-year old opened the scoring for the hosts in the fourth minute, firing the ball under Karnezis capitalizing on Sadio Mane’s chipped ball. Salah made it 2-0 just two minutes before halftime, sidefooting powerfully home from Robertson’s beautifully curled cross. Upon the resumption of the second half, Brazilian attacker Roberto Firmino got his name on the scoresheet to cement Liverpool’s lead.
Minutes later, Salah scored his third goal of the match, before sealing his four-goal thriller just five minutes into stoppage time. The win saw Liverpool momentarily climb to third with 63 points, two more than fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspurs who still have a game to play. Meanwhile, Salah’s four goals took his tally to 28 premier league goals and 36 in all competitions this season.