Salah scores in Watford, taking lead in 3-0 match

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Second half goals from Mohamed Salah, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Roberto Firmino did the damage, as the Reds have now gone 13 games unbeaten to start the season.

Klopp instead chose to praise his team's maturity after they overcame a sluggish first hour and the late dismissal of captain Jordan Henderson to record an ultimately comfortable victory at Vicarage Road.

"The way he whips it, it's like Beckham".

Egyptian King Salah scored Liverpool's opener against Watford in the Premier League and then pulled out a hand sign that was very similar to Real Madrid skipper Sergio Ramos' usual celebration, and fans love the Mo mockery.

Klopp appeared to be ready to replace Henderson with Fabinho before the red card and he conceded that being without the influential 28-year-old for next weekend's game at home to rivals Everton is a blow.

Jurgen Klopp's side struggled to find a way through the Hornets defence for 66 minutes on Saturday, the Reds perhaps having an eye on Wednesday's pivotal Champions League game away to Paris Saint-Germain.

"It was a really mature performance", the Liverpool manager told the club's official website.

"We had these games past year, we had to play against teams like this". We never controlled games in the manner we do now.

"They had moments but you can't stop that".

"Controlling it, staying in that mood, being positive in a situation, that's new for us and I like it a lot".

"I think they were both yellow cards", he said. I am not sure if we had the ball in the past when we've played here, they were much more open games - especially the 3-3 we played here, ' he said. It's just exactly how it had be in our situation because we have to win football games week in, week out.

Liverpool took a while to settle in the game, and their first big chance came after Xherdan Shaqiri's ball into the box nearly found Roberto Firmino.

"Coming back after an worldwide break and playing a team who only had three or four players away I think, meaning they could train properly - we could only train Wednesday and Thursday - and to play against such an organised team is hard".