Despite our reservations that, following a dip in form, Liverpool might struggle to get a convincing win, away to Watford, everything turned out perfect in the end.
With the Vicarage Road club having enjoyed a fine start to the season, a start that had seen them climb to seventh place in the Premier League, Liverpool were able to overcome the loss of Jordan Henderson, who was the recipient of a red card, to win comfortably.
In doing so not only did they maintain their unbeaten start to the Premier League campaign, but also set themselves up nicely for a difficult looking Champions League fixture, away to Paris Saint-Germain, in midweek.
Talking about the victory, and as reported by the BBC, Jurgen Klopp had this to say:
“We stayed stubborn. They defended and counter-attacked and we had a few really good moments we didn’t score, which is not a big problem if we stay on track.
“How we closed down the game was just brilliant, especially the third goal. The first goal was brilliant football and the free-kick from Trent Alexander-Arnold was a dream. It was a good game against a good side.”
Indeed it was and what should be remembered is that many sides will go to Vicarage Road and come back with nothing, but whether, as Liverpool seek to win the Premier League for the first time, the likes of Manchester City will drop points against the Hornets remains unlikely.
If Liverpool are to grab the big trophy come next May, you get the feeling the two matches between Liverpool and City will be of paramount importance.