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Joy of six for new league leaders Liverpool

SoccerNews in English Premier League 6 Nov 2016

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Liverpool scored six goals at Anfield for the first time since 2009 in their dismantling of Watford on Sunday, as the Reds set a new record for shots on target.

Sadio Mane, Philippe Coutinho, Emre Can, Roberto Firmino and Georginio Wijnaldum all scored in the 6-1 battering of the Hornets, a result that sent Jurgen Klopp’s men top of the Premier League.

The last time Liverpool achieved such a goalscoring feat at Anfield in the league was a 6-1 rout of Hull City in September 2009 with Fernando Torres scoring a hat-trick and Rafael Benitez at the helm.

It was a devastating display from Liverpool and to emphasise their dominance they recorded 17 shots on target – the most in the Premier League since Opta stats began in the 2003-04 season.

The result left Liverpool top of the league for the first time in 916 days, with May 6 2014 the last time they led the way in the top flight.

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