Senegalese international and Watford record signing Ismaila Sarr, was in a blistering form in his first start for his club putting runner way premier league leaders to the sword, scoring two quick goals before unselfishly setting up Deeney instead of going for his hat-trick.
Liverpool looked a shadow of themselves managing only a shot on target in the first half while their host through their new signing, Ismaila Sarr was causing trouble for Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson.
After the break, the home side continued to dominate and got rewarded when they took advantage of some poor defending with Abdoulaye Doucoure finding Sarr who fired home from close range.
Watford continued their dominance and minutes later a clever pass from Deeney sent Sarr through on goal to loft the ball over Alisson for his second of the night.
Not long after Sarr capitalised on a poor backpass from Trent Alexander-Arnold and instead of going for a hat trick he set up Deeney who scored his side’s third goal.
There will be some who will say they saw it coming, that Liverpool’s sharpness has been lacking since the Premier League’s mid-season break. They’d struggled against Norwich, lost away at Atletico Madrid and had to fight their way past West Ham.
True. But 3-0? Away at Watford? If you predicted that, go and collect your winnings from the betting shop. You’ll have got odds of 100/1, pre-game.