What a week it's been at Liverpool.

New contracts for Jurgen Klopp and James Milner – that was a nice double bubble, an exciting potential new signing in the pipeline, our worst performance of the season but we still won, now we're facing two games in two days and by next weekend we could be crowned world champions for the first time.

You don't normally see Liverpool being as sloppy as we were against Watford.

I think it was epitomised by Bobby Firmino's showing. He seemed to give it away every time he had the ball.

He's been struggling and is in a little bit of a rut but we're getting through it and hopefully he will too because we're going to need him in all the big games coming up.

It's just as well that Watford didn't have a noted goalscorer because we could have dropped a couple of points.

We didn't though and showed that winning mentality that we seem to have found this season.

The fact that Mo Salah now overhauled Luis Suarez's goals total for Liverpool – in fewer games – shows just how good he is. It's an incredible record.

People are making it tough for him now, they're doubling up on him when it comes to marking and he's yet to find top form but he took his two goals brilliantly against Watford.

Mohamed Salah is following in the footsteps of Luis Suarez at Liverpool

That's all you can do as a striker.

The back-heel was probably the only way he could hit his second first time and was just goalscorer's instinct.

What annoyed me though was what happened with the VAR after Sadio Mane's disallowed goal.

When you're not sure about a decision you can't take the ball up to the centre circle.

The ball should stay in the penalty area until the goal has been given.

You can't put it there and go all the way back, it was nonsense.

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You don't go the kick-off and then take it back. That's stupid. It's common sense not to do that.

Sadio Mane lost his way for 10-15 minutes after that. His head fell off – because the ball went back to the centre circle.

You can't celebrate a goal now, the joy of the moment is lost, it's a killer for both players and fans. Even Salah's goal – it shouldn't have even been looked at – there's two men on the line.

It is what it is. I was all for VAR but personally I'd scrap it.

The way it's being utilised I'd rather have the bad decisions off referees and linesmen.

Jurgen Klopp's contract extension

Michael Edwards, Jurgen Klopp and Mike Gordon
Michael Edwards, Jurgen Klopp and Mike Gordon

It came out of the blue but Jurgen Klopp's contract extension was a moment to celebrate.

He's a modern day Bill Shankly. It might sound corny but he basically is.

He improves players on the training pitch but also gets the passion for the club and the togetherness.

You can't emphasise how big that is.

I was fortunate to enjoy a great team spirit at all the clubs I played for and Jurgen has really galvanised that factor at Liverpool.

He knows that with the right tools, Liverpool are going to be a force to be reckoned with over these next few years.

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I'm sure the owners have said to him, 'we'll do whatever we can and give you whatever you need to spend to keep you at the club.'

You only have to look at Manchester United. If you haven't got that foundation in place – like we have under Jurgen – then things can turn upside down.

Look where they are now after a couple of wrong managers. They're playing catch-up.

International football wouldn't suit Jurgen at this stage of his career. He has too much to offer here, he loves the day-to-day involvement and is so passionate about Liverpool.

In years to come he'll be the perfect fit for Germany but I think that's a long way off.

These are great times to be a Liverpool fan. We're even moaning about winning 2-0! We're nitpicking because we've been spoilt.