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Ismaila Sarr: Stunning display shows why Liverpool are interested

In-demand winger Ismaila Sarr was brilliant as Watford tore Bristol City apart with a 6-0 victory in the Championship.

 
12:43pm on Sunday 14th February 2021
By
Chris Myson

Ismaïla Sarr showed what all the fuss is about by producing a quite brilliant performance as Watford thrashed Bristol City in the Championship.

The winger's agent has claimed Liverpool had a £35 million deal agreed to sign him in January, only to pull out due to their defensive injury crisis. Liverpool have been interested some time, even if their position in the league table has fluctuated from season-to-season.

Man Utd have also tried to sign Sarr on loan in the past.

For now the 22-year-old remains at Watford but on the evidence of his play on Saturday it is only a matter of time until he gets that big move.

Watford 6-0 Bristol City: Player Ratings, Match Stats, Player Stats

Here are the details of Sarr's remarkable performance.

📷 Sarr: Match Snapshot

⚽ GOAL ⏱️ 15' Watford were already 1-0 up when Sarr was left in oceans of space after a defensive mistake. He collected a pass from Tom Cleverley and beat goalkeeper Daniel Bentley with a cool right-footed finish.

Sarr ended the match with two assists, including a clever cut-back when he was under pressure down the right to set up Ken Sema, who made it 4-0.

⚽ GOAL ⏱️ 55' With Watford four goals up at the break, Sarr continued the rout after half-time. He produced an impressive 20-yard finish into the bottom corner.

〽️ Sarr: Rating Week-on-Week

✔️ IMPROVEMENT

With two goals and two assists, Sarr earned an illustrious perfect 10 FC Rating.

His display was a perfect response to getting a score of 5.6 in the 0-0 draw against Coventry City last time out, one of his worst performances of the campaign.

Sarr completed four dribbles and won 10 duels, both game highs.

🗝️ Key Stats

Ismaïla Sarr
AM, M (R) - Watford - 22 yrs
MAN OF THE MATCH
90'
10
Feb 13, 2021
90Minutes played
73Touches
2Goals
2Assists
3Total shots
7Touches in box
10Duels won
25Final third passes

Sarr: What Next?

Sarr is likely to be linked with transfers throughout the remainder of 2020-21.

For now his focus is on helping Watford return to the Premier League.

They are fourth in the table and are away to mid-table Preston North End next on Tuesday.

Watford 6-0 Bristol City: Player Ratings, Match Stats, Player Stats

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