Liverpool and Manchester City played at the same time on Wednesday night, the last time that is likely to happen until the final day of the season.
The two clubs are going head-to-head for the Premier League title with Jurgen Klopp’s side currently having a one-point advantage.
Each and every game now is crucial.
But there were no nerves at Anfield against Watford.
Liverpool were 2-0 ahead inside 20 minutes thanks to Sadio Mane’s brace.
While his header into the top corner and his backheel finish were impressive, it was 20-year-old right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold who made both of them with terrific deliveries.
Divock Origi made it 3-0 but Alexander-Arnold was on hand once again to deliver a sensational free-kick on the head of Virgil van Dijk.
Van Dijk added a second just minutes later to give Liverpool a convincing 5-0 victory.
While the Dutch defender and Mane couldn’t complete their hat-tricks, there was one player taking home the match ball.
That’s because Alexander-Arnold, who became the youngest player in Premier League history to pick up three assists, was handed the memento.
“I don't think I have ever been part of a game where somebody got a hat-trick in assists,” Klopp said about Alexander-Arnold’s achievement.
“So it was special. Did he get the match ball? He wanted it, got it... so it was really cool and let's try to do something like that again!’”
While Liverpool were cruising to victory, City scraped past West Ham 1-0, thanks to a dubious penalty.
There are now just 10 games left in the Premier League season. This weekend, City travel to Bournemouth on Saturday while Liverpool take a trip across Stanley Park to face Everton in the Merseyside derby.
Another couple of assists from Alexander-Arnold would be most welcome as far as Liverpool are concerned.News Now - Sport News