Adrian Mariappa says Watford’s 5-0 surrender against a Mohamed Salah inspired Liverpool was embarrassing.

The Hornets were outclassed by their hosts at Anfield as Salah scored four and provided an assist for Roberto Firmino in a commanding Liverpool display.

Having gone behind after just four minutes, Watford’s defence was repeatedly breached, leaving Mariappa angered by a poor display.

“[It was a] really bad game for us, an embarrassing scoreline and we are not a happy dressing room,” Mariappa said.

“Conceding after four minutes doesn’t help, it was just bad defending. There was more than one thing towards the goals, we have to work on it going forward.

“We knew coming here was a test and the shape has to be right, they’re a tough team to face and they exploited the space well.

“It was a really tough day for the whole team. Poor defending on the whole for us and they capitalised on our mistakes. They’re a very good side and we got punished.”

The heavy defeat sees Watford fall to their second loss on the spin and they are yet to find the net on the road under Javi Gracia.

Mariappa feels the Hornets need to be taking points regardless of whether they are playing at home or away and says Watford will look at the errors which Salah exposed.

“Today Salah was on it, he punished us. We’ll have to look at all the goals, assess the game and look on to the next one now,” he said.

“We want to pick up points home and away, it’s not good losing anywhere. We need to do better moving forward.”

Watford now go into a two-week international break before returning to action with the visit Bournemouth to Vicarage Road on Saturday, March 31.

Their home form has been vital in collecting the 36 points which leave them eight clear of danger and Mariappa understands the importance of beating the Cherries.

He said: “We have got to look at it each game and the next game is at home. It is a massive game and we need to get three points."