Liverpool's Sadio Mane (left) celebrates scoring the opening goal in the 6-1 win over Watford at Anfield.
Liverpool's Sadio Mane (left) celebrates scoring the opening goal in the 6-1 win over Watford at Anfield. PETER POWELL

Reds on the rampage to go top of pile

FOOTBALL: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is not getting carried away despite watching his team cruise to a 6-1 victory over Watford to move top of the English Premier League.

The Reds' win came courtesy of a double from Sadio Mane, as well as goals from man-of-the-match Philippe Coutinho, Emre Can, Roberto Firmino and a first for the club from Georginio Wijnaldum.

Liverpool leads the ladder by one point from Chelsea but Klopp refused to get too excited after his team took top spot in the league for the first time in his reign at the club.

"The league position is not important to me at the moment,” he said.

"It is important that we look like a team that can play well.

"We don't need to be afraid of the future or offer guarantees in November.

"It is easy to love this game when you are winning games in a row.”

Earlier, Arsenal had the chance to take top spot but was held to a 1-1 draw by north London rival Tottenham.

Kewvin Wimmer headed into his own net to give the Gunners the lead at Emirates Stadium before Harry Kane, playing his first game for seven weeks following an ankle injury, equalised from the penalty spot in the second half.

Arsenal stayed fourth, while unbeaten Spurs are fifth one ahead of Manchester United.

United had one of its easiest wins of the season, a 3-1 success at struggling Swansea.

An inept performance from the home team allowed the visitors to take a 3-0 half-time lead without getting out of first gear.

Paul Pogba scored one and Zlatan Ibrahimovic the other two as United climbed to sixth with a first victory in four games.

Swansea has now not won since the opening day of the season and is second from bottom on goal difference only from Sunderland.

The Swans' cause was not helped by the fact fellow struggler Hull came from behind to defeat Southampton 2-1 leaving the bottom two six points from the safety zone.

Champion Leicester City is also finding life tough, going down 2-1 at home to West Bromwich Albion.