Claudio Ranieri was concerned with the way his Watford side gifted Liverpool "presents" in his first game in charge at Vicarage Road.

The Hornets were beaten 5-0 in a game in which they managed just to keep just 23 per cent of possession.

While a defeat to Liverpool was not unexpected, the new head coach was alarmed by how easy it appeared for his visitors to break down his side.

"It’s true, we gave to them on the goal some good presents and this is one of the first problems," said Ranieri.

"You have to be compact to do this. We were too much spread out and they came very very quickly."

The Italian claimed that his players were nervous and that as a result were not able to produce the good performances he said he saw from them during training sessions in the build up to the game.

"The problem was maybe a new manager, they want to do something good, " he said.

"They were nervous. I said I wanted them to get quickly forward, press everything and during the training session it was good. Today against Liverpool, it wasn’t good.

"I watched where we made mistakes and then we have to improve them. I will watch with them some videos and say look this is what happened, you can do this, or not. That’s it."