The Merseysiders, powered by Coutinho, Firmino and Mane, are now unbeaten in 12 games across all competitions.
Top scorers, top of the league, and another top authoritative onslaught – Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool head into the international break as the Premier League’s pacesetters.
November may be no time to talk about the title, but his side have certainly been making a compelling argument about their credentials on the pitch.
Unbeaten in all competitions since their defective afternoon at Burnley on August 20, the Reds have stretched their streak to 12 games, scoring 36 times in the process.
It took 27 minutes for Liverpool to smash past Watford’s wall of white shirts at Anfield on Sunday afternoon, and once the wrecking ball took effect, there was ever only going to be one result: a demolition.
6-1 was the final scoreline, Daryl Janmaat denying Loris Karius a shutout in a much more assured showing from the goalkeeper.
As embarrassing as the scoreline may seem for the Hornets, it could’ve been all the more demoralising. The Reds had 17 shots on target in the end, and eased off once they got the fifth.
Walter Mazzarri’s men had kept three consecutive clean sheets before this encounter but, as Antonio Conte, Claudio Ranieri, Tony Pulis and Alan Pardew have admitted, it is exceptionally difficult to thwart Liverpool’s varied, vicious attack.
Watford had no solutions for the ease in which they were surgically sliced open, the home side’s front three most especially so much quicker in thought and feet.
Once again, Philippe Coutinho demonstrated his elite status, assisting Sadio Mane’s opener before adding another stunner to his ever-growing archive. The 24-year-old now has five goals and as many successful set-ups in 11 league appearances.
He was involved in Emre Can’s goal too, feeding Adam Lallana who crossed for the German to head in.
Coutinho’s Brazilian compatriot Roberto Firmino delivered another display of all-round brilliance, scoring once and setting up Mane’s second.
His intelligence in exploiting space and exposing a defence is a marvel. The 25-year-old wandered between two markers to sidefoot in another Lallana assist, before then threading a perfect pass through to the Senegal international.
Mane has now directly contributed 10 goals in 11 appearances since his summer switch from Southampton.
53,163 inside Anfield were treated to Liverpool’s flexing of their attacking powers, the stadium buried in choruses of ‘Liverpool, Liverpool, top of the league.’
Over the PA system, Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now by Starship filtered through. The doubters have very much morphed into believers.