By Emma Sanders

Former Liverpool manager Roy Evans delivered a glowing Twitter verdict following Liverpool’s emphatic 6-1 victory against Watford on Sunday afternoon.

Evans hailed the performance as “great” and highlighted the importance of beating teams in the bottom half of the Premier League as Liverpool went to the top.

He stated on his personal Twitter account that “to be a title contender these are the games you have to win”.

Draws for Arsenal and Manchester City paved way for the Merseysiders to move into the top spot on their own, two points clear of second placed Chelsea.

Liverpool have been in excellent form so far this season and their 6-1 victory on Sunday was their fifth game in which they have scored four or more goals past their opponents in the league already this season.

Victories against Chelsea, Arsenal and Leicester City have stood out after Liverpool experienced tough opening fixtures but many feared they would drop points against weaker teams as they have done so in the past.

However, the Reds have not lost a game since their 2-0 defeat against Burnley in the second week of the Premier League and their victory on Saturday followed wins over West Brom and Crystal Palace.

Evans spent 32 years with the club acting in a number of coaching and managerial roles before he was given sole charge in 1994 but he failed to win a league title and left shortly after Gerard Houllier was announced as a joint manager.

In other Liverpool news, the players reacted on Twitter to their sensational victory against Watford.