Moussa Sissoko has said that Watford's plan against Liverpool simply "didn't work properly" as they were comfortably beaten 5-0 at Vicarage Road.

In Claudio Ranieri's first game in charge, the Hornets served up an obliging display that allowed the visitors to make light work of scoring goals, while having little to worry about at the other end.

Even though the hosts understood that they would be in for a tough afternoon, Sissoko said in a club interview that they made too many simple mistakes that made things easier for the Reds.

“We knew it was going to be a tough game,” said the midfielder. “When you play against one of the best teams in Europe, you’re going to suffer, but we had a plan and it didn’t work properly. We made some mistakes we shouldn’t do; when you’re against a big team any mistake they’re going to punish you straight away and that’s what happened.

“In football there will be some mistakes otherwise I think all games would be 0-0, but we need to work on that and try to make maybe one or two mistakes only, especially against the big teams because they will punish you straight away.

“We’re going to learn from this game and hopefully in the future it’s going to be better for us.”

Watford have another tough match coming up next weekend when they face Everton away from home.

Sissoko hopes that, with an extra week of the team working together following a disjointed international break, there will be a much improved performance in that match.

“He [Ranieri] came not a long time ago, and we’ve been working but at the same time it was difficult because some other players were away with their national teams so we couldn’t work altogether," he continued.

“We will work all together and show a good reaction next week against Everton.

“We need to be focused on that game, it’s three points to take so we’re going to try to have a good week and hopefully go to Everton and win the game. We can’t look after Everton because it’s too far, we need to take it game-by-game.”