Liverpool’s rivals Manchester City mean business and their win over Watford proves as much.
Manchester City sent a warning to Liverpool this afternoon with an 8-0 pummeling of Watford.
Pep Guardiola’s side went into the day with a five-point deficit to the European champions following their shock defeat by Norwich City last weekend.
But the Sky Blues reminded Liverpool of their sheer power with a ruthless victory over the Hornets at Eastlands this afternoon.
Incredibly, the hosts cruised into a 5-0 lead before the 20-minute mark, before Bernardo Silva made it seven by completing his hat-trick with two more second-half goals, with Kevin De Bruyne adding an eighth late on.
Here’s how fans of the Anfield club reacted to City’s performance:
Why can’t Man City play Norwich City week in week out! ♂️ #LFC— Liverpool Edge (@LiverpoolEdge) September 21, 2019
Oh dear Man City seem angry #LFC— Colin Dunne (@colpdunne) September 21, 2019
Man City gonna win 10-0 here and still be second having played a game more than @LFC love it. C*nts— LFC KS (@Kazman9813) September 21, 2019
City are a joke— مُعَآذ بطل أوربا (@Moaaz_LFC) September 21, 2019
A cheat code@mcfc
City genuinely might score 15 today— Josh (@LFCJosh23) September 21, 2019
if it’s 7-0 before half time i could see city scoring 10……— Vik⚜️ (@LFCVik) September 21, 2019
Disgraceful by city, bullying in 2019 should not be a thing.— Adam (@Adam_LFC95) September 21, 2019
Despite the emphatic display, it’ll count for little if Liverpool go and beat Chelsea tomorrow.
Jurgen Klopp’s side can restore their five-point cushion at the summit of the Premier League table with a win at Stamford Bridge, which will bring Guardiola’s troops back down to earth.
However, it’s a very, very long season and we’re not even in October. Even if the Reds do win at Chelsea, City won’t be giving up.