Liverpool win at Watford, stay unbeaten
- Liverpool unbeaten in their opening 13 PL matches for the first time since 2007-08.
- Salah, Alexander-Arnold score
- Liverpool second in table
Liverpool beat Watford 3-0 at Vicarage Road on Saturday, as Jurgen Klopp’s side battled to yet another victory.
Second half goals from Mohamed Salah, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Roberto Firmino did the damage, as the Reds have now gone 13 games unbeaten to start the season. Jordan Henderson was shown a late red card, but Klopp’s men were home and dry by that point.
With the victory Liverpool move on to 33 points for the season, while Watford slip to ninth and have 20 points.
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Watford thought they’d gone ahead with just a few minutes on the clock but Gerard Deulofeu was offside after racing through and firing past Alisson.
Liverpool took a while to settle in the game, and their first big chance came after Xherdan Shaqiri’s ball into the box almost found Firmino.
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Watford were quite content to sit back and let Liverpool have the ball and on the occasional break they rarely threatened. Roberto Pereyra was denied by Alisson who pushed his effort away, while Mane forced Ben Foster into a save at the other end.
Salah, of all people, almost scored with a header from a corner but Ben Foster got down low to push his effort out.
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In a second half which saw Liverpool push hard for the opener, it finally arrived. But only after Andrew Robertson was lucky to not have given away a penalty kick as he caught Will Hughes in the box.
The famous three were all involved in Liverpool’s opener, as Firmino flicked the ball to Sadio Mane who found Salah in the box. The Egyptian’s shot hit Foster but Watford’s goalkeeper couldn’t stop it going over the line. 1-0.
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Late on Watford pushed forward in search of an equalizer but it didn’t arrive as Liverpool doubled their lead.
Alexander-Arnold curled home a fine free kick to make it 2-0 but then Henderson was shown a second yellow card for fouling Ettiene Capoue as Liverpool went down to 10 men.
Firmino scored another late on to seal the win, as Liverpool’s unbeaten record now stands at 13.