With Watford visiting Liverpool on Saturday lunchtime the result was only expected to go one way.
The two sides occupying the extremities of the Premier League table went head-to-head at Anfield with Liverpool on the longest unbeaten run in their history.
All the Reds had to fear was a potential new manager bounce with renowned relegation escapologist Nigel Pearson now in charge of the Hornets.
The hosts didn't have it all their own way in the early exchanges either, Watford creating a handful of chances.
However, with 38 minutes on the clock, Mo Salah ensured that normal service was resumed with a superb effort.
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The Egyptian was being shown away from the goal before he produced an exquisite flick inside and finished it all off with a curling effort.
It all came off the back of an archetypal Liverpool counter-attack which began with Watford giving the ball away in the air.
Check Salah's goal out below:
Sadio Mane then thought he'd doubled their lead but his goal was ruled out for the most dubious of offsides amid more VAR controversy.
It was enough to keep Liverpool nervous and Virgil van Dijk nearly scored a comical own goal after some hapless defending.
Watford were admittedly very poor - in particular their hapless finishing - but there's no shame in being broken down by the league-leaders, who eventually made it two with an audacious backheel from Salah.
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