By Amir Mir
Gary Lineker described Liverpool’s attacking play as “thrilling” on Twitter as they thrashed Watford 6-1 at Anfield on Sunday afternoon.
The result takes the Merseyside club top of the Premier League table with 26 points after 11 games, one point ahead of Chelsea in second, who beat Everton 5-0 on Saturday.
Jurgen Klopp’s men scored three first-half goals with Sadio Mane, Philippe Coutinho and Emre Can finding the back of the net.
The Reds didn’t stop there as Roberto Firmino added a fourth on 57 minutes, before Mane doubled his tally on the hour mark before substitute Giorginio Wijnaldum rounded things off in stoppage time.
Hornets right-back Daryl Janmaat did score a consolation goal for the visitors, but Match of the Day host Lineker was still in awe of Liverpool’s performance.
“It was only a matter of time,” Lineker wrote on his personal Twitter account. “Liverpool are thrilling going forward these days.”
It was only a matter of time. Liverpool are thrilling going forward these days.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) November 6, 2016
As a result of that display, Klopp’s side have now scored a league high of 30 goals in 11 Premier League games, four more than their nearest contenders Chelsea.
Additionally, the Merseyside club have also won nine out of their last ten games in all competitions, which also includes securing a place in the quarter-finals of the EFL Cup.
In other Liverpool team news, supporters on Twitter reacted with surprise as Giorginio Wijnaldum was left out of the Reds starting XI to face Watford.