Liverpool cruised to another easy win in the Premier League on Sunday, beating Watford 6-1 at Anfield.

The Reds dominated from start to finish and took a three-goal lead into half-time, courtesy of Sadio Mane, Philippe Coutinho and Emre Can. Mane added a second goal after the break and Roberto Firmino also got on the scoresheet, while Daryl Janmaat scored for the visitors. Georginio Wijnaldum put the final score on the board.

As bwin pointed out, it is the first time in a long while since Liverpool have been top of the Premier League:

Full time: Liverpool 6-1 Watford

Liverpool go top of the PL for the first time since May 2014!#LIVWAT #LFC pic.twitter.com/KeNLdY009L

— bwin (@bwin) November 6, 2016

As shared by the Reds’ official Twitter account, Lucas was given a start in defence:

The hosts started on the front foot, and James Milner picked out Mane with an early cross the former Southampton man couldn’t divert into goal.

Heurelho Gomes did well to deny Firmino after some lovely work from Adam Lallana, and Loris Karius easily dealt with a shot from Nordin Amrabat. Firmino wanted a penalty after some light contact in the box, but the official was unmoved.

Lucas perhaps should have given the Reds the lead after 17 minutes, as a corner unexpectedly fell to the Brazilian. He seemed as shocked as everyone, however, and prodded a shot straight at Gomes. James Pearce of the Liverpool Echo thought that should have been the end of his scoring drought:

191 appearances since Lucas’ last goal for #LFC. What a chance to end that drought. Gomes denies him.

— James Pearce (@JamesPearceEcho) November 6, 2016

Coutinho was the next man to go close, catching the crossbar with a strike from an offside position, and he fired wide just minutes later after a lovely combination with Mane.

A goal seemed inevitable, and while Firmino fired a great chance wide, Mane finally opened the score shortly after, heading home a superb cross from Coutinho. Per Bleacher Report UK, the forward has been quite the success since joining the club this summer:

Sadio Mane since joining Liverpool:

11 games
5 goals

Never been on the losing side #ManeOnFire pic.twitter.com/SNI50Rbnwi

— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) November 6, 2016

The goal liberated Liverpool, who suddenly found acres of space to work with and became a lot more clinical in front of goal. Three minutes after Mane’s opener, Firmino teed up Coutinho, who blasted home a great strike to double the lead.

Per Joe.co.uk’s Tony Barrett, it’s clear the Reds pass to the playmaker with shots like that in mind:

Liverpool’s passing to Coutinho clearly designed to give him the best chance of cutting inside onto his right foot.

— Tony Barrett (@TonyBarrett) November 6, 2016

Things got even worse for Watford, who lost Gomes to injury shortly after and were forced to bring on Costel Pantilimon.

Liverpool slowed down a bit before half-time but still found a way to add a third goal, with Can taking care of business this time around. Amrabat completely lost the German, who easily nodded home a cross.

Milner tested Pantilimon’s reflexes with a late free-kick and Can almost picked out Firmino before the official finally signaled for half-time.

Former Reds star John Arne Riise loved what he was seeing:

— John Arne Riise (@JARiiseOfficial) November 6, 2016

The Reds didn’t slow down after the break, with Coutinho threatening Pantilimon’s goal early. Jordan Henderson also tried his luck, blasting a shot over the bar.

Watford showed little in the attacking third in the first half and improved marginally after half-time, with Odion Ighalo and Troy Deeney becoming active. The former played in Etienne Capoue, who put Karius to work.

But just as Watford appeared to find some solid footing, Lallana picked out Firmino with a lovely cross, and the Brazilian didn’t miss from close range. Pearce was excited:

GOAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Firmino. 4-0. It’s a rout at Anfield

— James Pearce (@JamesPearceEcho) November 6, 2016

And just three minutes later, the score was 5-0, with Firmino finding Mane, who scored his second.

Manager Jurgen Klopp brought on Wijnaldum for Mane and the Reds finally took their foot off the gas, allowing Watford some time on the ball. Karius had to make a strong save on Capoue, and he repeated his heroics against Miguel Britos.

Capoue went close once again before Janmaat found the consolation goal Watford were looking for, likely frustrating a ton of Liverpool fans and fantasy players along the way, per Bleacher Report UK:

#ThatFeelingWhen you really needed that Liverpool clean sheet for Fantasy Football #FPL pic.twitter.com/CwdIjPr1y9

— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) November 6, 2016

The goal hardly mattered in the grand scheme of things. Liverpool were cruising to a win, and every time they increased the tempo, Watford struggled. Coutinho found the post with another great shot, and Daniel Sturridge drew a save from Pantilimon.

Coutinho and Sturridge wasted two more chances before substitute Wijnaldum put the final score on the board, putting away a rebound.

Liverpool’s next match will be at Southampton after the international break, while Watford host Premier League champions Leicester City.