Liverpool underline title credentials against Watford - and even the bookies are coming around

Reds in to 7/2 to win the Premier League title after Hornets romp, with Mo Salah now just 2/1 to finish top scorer as Ronaldo and Lukaku draw blanks.

Liverpool may already be the fifth team to beat Watford in the Premier League season but the manner of their victory has impressed the bookmakers.

Claudio Ranieri failed to inspire a new manager bounce at the Hornets, with a Mo Salah-led Liverpool tearing the strugglers to shreds, scoring five without reply.

Robert Firmino bagged a hat-trick but it was Salah who took the plaudits, laying on a fine assist for Sadio Mane to open the scoring before adding another superb individual goal for the Reds' fourth.

The victory extended Liverpool's unbeaten start to the campaign to eight matches, during which time they have scored an impressive 22 times.

They remain a point behind early leaders Chelsea by virtue of three draws, but the bookies seem to be slowly coming around to the merits of Jurgen Klopp's side who are now 7/2 from 4/1 to win the title.

Manchester City continue to head the market at 10/11 following their functional 2-0 victory over Burnley, with Chelsea - 1-0 winners over Brentford - next best at 9/4.

Mo Saah goal celebration vs Watford Oct21

Salah's seventh league goal of the season saw him shorten in the Top Goalscorer and the First to 10 Goals markets.

Salah is 2/1 from 5/2 to head the goalscoring charts come May and is also 2/1 to be the first to 10. Jamie Vardy, also on seven goals, is his main danger in the First to 10 and is priced up at 4/1.

Another blank weekend for Cristiano Ronaldo and Romelu Lukaku has seen the duo drift in the Top Goalscorer odds, with Lukaku 7/2 from 11/4 and Ronaldo out to 9/2 (from 3s).

And, while it was the perfect weekend for Liverpool, problems continue to mount for Manchester United.

Creistiano Ronaldo disconsolate Manchester United vs Leicester Oct21

A 4-2 defeat at Leicester extended their winless run to three games and saw their title odds drift from 16/1 to 28s.

It left under-fire manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer desperately needing a result in their next Premier League outing. Their opponents? Liverpool.

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