Firmino, Mane and Salah star as Liverpool ease to win Roberto Firmino claimed a hat-trick, Sadio Ma

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Roberto Firmino claimed a hat-trick, Sadio Mane scored his 100th Premier League goal and Mohamed Salah struck another superb solo effort as Liverpool eased past Watford 5-0 at Vicarage Road.

After just nine minutes Salah sprinted beyond Danny Rose before playing a beautiful pass to Mane, who converted to become the third African player to score 100 goals in the competition.

Liverpool doubled their advantage on 37 minutes when Firmino tapped home from James Milner’s cross.

Firmino got his second on 52 minutes, before Salah’s moment of magic.

The Egyptian beat three Watford players in the area before cutting back inside to curl in and score for the eighth consecutive match in all competitions.

Firmino completed his treble in stoppage time, turning in a cross from substitute Neco Williams.

Liverpool are second on 18 points. Watford are 16th on seven points.

See: Watford report | Liverpool report

Next fixtures

Watford: 23 Oct v Everton (A)
Liverpool: 24 Oct v Man Utd (A)

Match officials

Referee: Jonathan Moss. Assistants: Marc Perry, Timothy Wood. Fourth official: Tony Harrington. VAR: Stuart Attwell. Assistant VAR: Darren Cann

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