Mane 'statement' a marker of Liverpool's progress, says Klopp

Gomez has established himself back in Liverpool's side after missing the end of last season and the World Cup through injury, he has also become a key component of Gareth Southgate's England team.

Victory at Vicarage Road means Liverpool have collected more points at this stage of a Premier League season than ever before, eclipsing a previous record of 32 points in 2008-09, much to Klopp's delight.

"I can't think of a single club anywhere in Europe that wouldn't want a player like Sadio available to them, so the fact he wants to remain with us says something about where we are now".

The Egyptian King notched his sixth goal against the Hornets in the 67th minute and pulled out a sign that looked very similar to the "Albanian Eagle" his teammate Xherdan Shaqiri did when he scored a last minute victor for Switzerland against Serbia in the World Cup.

Obviously we can't be sure but let's see what happens when they inevitably meet in the Champions League now! It was not that clear that we controlled the games, but we controlled [this game]. "I know you always expect perfection but we had exactly one session to prepare for this game because the players came back on Thursday", he said, arguing that in that context "it was a real mature performance" that demonstrated his team has evolved since last term.

"We wanted to win and keep the clean sheet as well". Controlling it, staying that mood, that's positive, it is new for us.

Liverpool are second in the Premier League standings with 30 points from 12 games, two points behind Manchester City as they chase their first league title since 1990. "You play in a defensive-midfield situation and I don't know how many challenges Hendo had today or situations where he had to be closing the player or space".

"I think they were both yellow cards", he said.

Watford were furious they were denied a penalty at 0-0 when Will Hughes appeared to be fouled by Andy Robertson.

"We tried to do our best but after scoring the first goal, with more spaces, they are very unsafe". "Today they did a really good job, and I like this game a lot because it was so hard".