Here’s how we rated the players from today’s wonderful win!
GK) Loris Karius – 8
It won’t get mentioned because of the superb attack, but Karius was very good today. Three top saves in the second-half. Not at fault for the goal.
DR) Nathaniel Clyne – 7
Quality as ever down the right. Best right-back in the Premier League.
DL) James Milner – 7
Heavily involved. Feisty. Milner all over! Great to have him back.
DC) Lucas – 7
Drafted in for Lovren, Lucas was solid in central defence, but will be disappointed we couldn’t keep a clean-sheet.
DC) Joel Matip – 7
Some classy interceptions. Matip looks at his best when he’s casually bringing the ball from defence into midfield. Really good in possession.
DMC) Jordan Henderson – 8
Controlled proceedings from the base of midfield. Classy skipper’s performance.
MC) Emre Can – 9
Scored and was absolutely everywhere today. It looks like he’s usurped Wijnaldum from the side for the time being. Excellent.
MC) Adam Lallana – 9
Two assists for the most underrated player in the Premier League. So classy and crucial to Liverpool.
AMR) Sadio Mane – 9
Two goals for Sadio, who was taken off after the hour mark to give him a rest. Constantly provides end product.
AML) Coutinho – 10
A goal and an assist for the best player in the Premier League. There: we said it. Coutinho was mindbogglingly good today. Watford couldn’t get near him at all. Everything he touches at the moment turns to gold.
FC) Roberto Firmino – 9
What a footballer. His touch was jaw-dropping today and picked up a goal and an assist in the second-half. His contribution for Mane’s second was especially superb.
Sturridge – 8 – How didn’t he score?! Hit the woodwork twice and was really good. So sad that he’s on the bench, but that’s just how it is.
Wijnaldum – 8 – Bagged his first goal for the club. Well done, Gini!