Trips to Arsenal and Liverpool were never going to be the easiest contests for Watford and Javi Garcia will be mightily pleased to have got them out of the way.
A 3-0 defeat at the Emirates Stadium was followed up by a 5-0 hammering at Anfield on Saturday; the Hornets found out just what the best sides in the Premier League are capable of when they turn it on.
Watford were no match for Mohamed Salah, the Egyptian scoring four goals to take his tally in all competitions to 36 goals.
The manner of his four goals sparked comparisons with Lionel Messi but Jurgen Klopp believes his star player is only focusing on his own game right now.
“I don't think Mo wants to be compared with Lionel Messi," Klopp said.
"But Mo is in a fantastic way, that's for sure. As it always is in life, if you have to have the skills you have to show that constantly and consistently, and he is very good."
What Troy Deeney did at full-time
Salah displayed his class by apologising to Watford goalkeeper Orestis Karnezis at full-time and it was reciprocated by Troy Deeney behind the scenes.
Klopp has revealed that the striker waited to shake hands with Liverpool's players after leaving the pitch - a lovely gesture indeed.
“He was waiting for all the players when we came in,” the German said. “He was waiting and clapped hands with all of them.
“I didn’t know about that but he was really waiting, even for me.
Fair play, Troy. After suffering a 5-0 defeat, nobody would have complained if he headed straight to Watford’s dressing room.
Deeney showed his class after Arsenal defeat
Perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised, though. Deeney was spotting signing autographs and taking photographs following Watford’s defeat to Arsenal.
Klopp: I'm really happy with the performance
With Liverpool the only top six club to feature in the Premier League this past weekend, they seized an opportunity to jump above Tottenham Hotspur into third place and close the gap to Manchester United.
And Klopp was beside himself with joy following the win.
"It was very pleasing. It could have been really difficult tonight,” he told Match of the Day.
“We knew we had to be spot on from the first to the last second and our work rate had to be higher than 100 per cent.
"The goals we scored were unbelievably good, and the boys didn't stop. That's how football should be, so I'm really happy with the performance.”
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