Liverpool beat Watford 2-0 to momentarily go top of the Premier League table in advance of their huge conflict at Manchester City next weekend.
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Diogo Jota scored in the first 1/2 and Fabinho’s past due penalty sealed the win towards a dogged Watford, as Jurgen Klopp’s facet have now received 10 video games at the trot in the Premier League.
They have seventy two points from 30 games, even as Roy Hodgson’s Watford stay on 22 and sit down inside the relegation quarter however are scrapping away.
WATCH FULL MATCH REPLAYLiverpool vs Watford very last rating, stats
Goals scored: Jota 22′, Fabinho 89′
Shots on the right track: Liverpool three, Watford 2
Possession: Liverpool seventy four, Watford 26Three things we discovered from Liverpool vs Watford
1. Grinding Reds go pinnacle: They are doing what they need to do to win games. Nothing extra. Nothing much less. This wasn’t a fluid, flamboyant Liverpool display however they stored their 5th smooth sheet in a row (7th of their ultimate 8 inside the PL) and won for the 10th game in a row to position stress on Man City beforehand in their large showdown subsequent weekend. This is a Liverpool facet which seems unflustered and in general manage.
2. Gomez performs his part: He whipped in a delicious pass for Jota’s aim and played his component as he stood in for Trent Alexander-Arnold at proper lower back. Gomez may want to play against Benfica in the Champions League in midweek to make sure that TAA is absolutely suit for the game at Man City, as he confirmed that even out of position at proper lower back he can slot in and be strong when wanted. Gomez has been the forgotten man at Liverpool this season however his versatility is so useful, specifically at this stage of the campaign.
3. Watford need to nonetheless have desire: Okay, in order that they lost again and take a seat within the relegation area but Watford triggered Liverpool some troubles at the spoil and that they have sufficient attacking talent to get themselves out of risk. They have Brentford, Burnley, Crystal Palace and Everton to play and that they have to win 3 of those video games to have any real danger of staying up. They can do it. Seriously.
Man of the Match: Thiago Alcantara – Dominated the tempo of the game from central midfield.Reds take lead after gradual start
Watford had the primary massive hazard of the sport as a corner from the right found Cucho Hernandez but his flicked header was straight at Alisson.
The Hornets almost took the lead after Juraj Kucka became let out but Liverpool had Alisson to thank for a big store, then seconds later the hosts took the lead.
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Joe Gomez whipped in a splendid cross and Jota nodded home in the front of Ben Foster to make it 1-zero.Watford dangle in there
Foster denied Jota a 2nd before the smash with a very good forestall, as Liverpool huffed and puffed to find a 2nd.
Watford nearly equalized as Ismaila Sarr was played in and discovered Joao Pedro, but he slotted his attempt inches wide. Sarr might also had been offside inside the build-up, however it become a huge permit-off for Liverpool.
Jota punched a header over from a splendid function as anxiety become excessive inner Anfield late on as Watford took extra chances.Job accomplished for Liverpool
However, a penalty kick within the 89th minute sealed the win as Kucka hauled down Jota within the box and Fabinho slotted domestic the spot kick.