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Watford 3-0 Liverpool: Watford outclass the Reds with three second half goals to end their unbeaten run
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Watford 3-0 Liverpool: Watford outclass the Reds with three second half goals to end their unbeaten run

Liverpool is beaten.

The Reds have lost a Premier League game for the first time since January 2019, ending their 44-game unbeaten run in the competition, in the hands of a Watford side fighting for survival.

The home side started the game well and surprisingly, they were the better side on the attack.

Before his nasty knee injury, Gerard Deulofeu had the best chances for Watford, but Virgil Van Dijk and Lovren did their parts to protect Alison Becker.

On a Liverpool attack in the 6th minute, Virgil van Dijk sprayed a lovely pass out wide to Trent Alexander-Arnold who later found Sadio Mane, but he was quickly closed down by Ismaila Sarr.

Watford had another break in the 10th minute as Sarr and Doucoure combined before Deulofeu was again invited onto the ball. He cut again onto his right foot but his shot just didn't come down soon enough as it flew over the bar.

By the 22nd minute, the Reds had no shot on target, despite some promising play.

In a Watford attack in the 32nd minute, Van Dijk came across to ease Deulofeu off the ball and the Spaniard may have twisted his knee on the fall.

He was taken off after 5 minutes of help from the medical team on the pitch, and Roberto Pereyra came on to replace him, for his 100th Premier League appearance.

There were five minutes of added time after the first 45 were done, and Deeney came close to giving his side the lead with the last kick of the ball.

Sarr swung the ball into the box and as Hughes won it in the air from Wijnaldum. Alisson spilled the ball at the feet of Deeney, but the Brazilian got swiftly back onto his feet to smother his first attempt before Van Dijk ensures his second effort drifted wide of the post!

Halftime Watford 0-0 Liverpool

Two second-half goals by Sarr took Liverpool by surprise.

The goal came in the 54th minute, after a throw-in from Masina. The ball was towards Deeney, who backed into Lovren and allowed it to bounce over his head as Doucoure took over, got to the byline and crossed low for Ismaila Sarr who got in front of Andrew Robertson and prodded home from close range!

Sarr got his second of the game and Watford's second, just 6 minutes later.

Hughes did so well to keep the ball in play under pressure from Sadio Mane before Troy Deeney sent Ismaila Sarr on his way.

He was free from Virgil Van Dijk, and honed in on the onrushing Alisson and delicately, beautifully lifted his shot over the Brazilian into the net.

It was game over for Liverpool in the 72nd minute, after a Deeney goal.

Lovren got up for a header with Deeney as the loose ball was then passed back by Alexander-Arnold towards Alisson, only for Sarr to intercept. He then set up Deeney for a fine finish with Alisson out of his goal.

3-0.

Liverpool hasn't been this flat all season, and for the first time since March 2019, Jurgen Klopp's side has failed to score in the Premier League match.

The Red's put some pressure on Watford in the last minutes but they had nothing to show for it.

Watford earns a wonderful three points and moves above Aston Villa in the league. They also move out of the relegation zone, but only on goal difference.