Mamadou Sakho gets absolutely destroyed by Odion Ighalo during Liverpool loss

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Liverpool had a day to forget as they fell to a shock 3-0 defeat against newly-promoted Watford at Vicarage Road.

Nathan Ake opened the scoring after just two minutes after capitalising on Adam Bogdan's mistake, before Odion Ighalo's brace either side of half-time sealed all three points for the Hornets.

It was the in-form Watford striker who provided the moment of the match by leaving Mamadou Sakho flat on his backside in the second half.

The 26-year-old executed his so-called "Iggy Chop" on the French international, making him fall flat over on the floor. Sadly the striker couldn't provide a finish to match the piece of skill, but it still managed to set the internet alight.

"It's something I don't practise, I know the fans have picked up on it," Ighalo told Sky Sports after the game.

The moment had a striking similarity to Lionel Messi's moment of magic in the Champions League semi-final that left Jerome Boateng flat on his backside, which quickly swept the internet.

Ighalo may not quite be in the same league as Messi, but he seems to share a special ability to put rival defenders on the floor. You can compare and contrast the two incidents below:

Ighalo v Sakho

Messi v Boateng

Worryingly for Liverpool, Sakho is now their most senior fit defender; Martin Skrtel limped out of the game with a back injury while Dejan Lovren is also sidelined, meaning the French international will have to soldier on despite his lacklustre performance.

That may not be the best news for the Reds, with former club captain Jamie Carragher singling out Sakho for criticism following the full-time whistle. He tweeted: "We've all had nightmare games but this must be at the top of Sakho's list!!!"

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