Liverpool vs Watford, Premier League and final score!

Liverpool beat Watford 2-0 at Anfield on Saturday, leapfrogging champions Manchester City to the top of the Premier League table courtesy to a Diogo Jota first-half header and a late Fabinho penalty.

Jota timed his move to perfection at the opposite end and tapped in a cross from Joe Gomez in the 22nd minute, just seconds after goalkeeper Alisson Becker denied Watford’s Juraj Kucka with a great stop.

It was Jota’s 14th league goal and 20th in all competitions this season, and the 25-year-old could have added to his score immediately after had it not been for goalkeeper Ben Foster’s close-range save.


Substitute After the Video Assistant Referee spotted a foul by Kucka on Jota in the penalty area,

Fabinho made sure of the three points in the 89th minute by smashing his spot kick into the top corner.

As a result of the defeat, Liverpool now has 72 points from 30 games,

two more than City, ahead of their blockbuster encounter next weekend.

If Pep Guardiola’s side beat Burnley later on Saturday, they can recover the lead and a one-point edge.

Liverpool has climbed to the top of the Premier League table ahead of Manchester City’s trip to Turf Moor.

Pep Guardiola has chosen a solid lineup, but they will be without Ruben Dias due to injury.

Former Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson’s relegation-threatened Watford pressed for an equaliser in the second half,

but were unable to prevent the hosts from winning their 10th league game in a row. Watford is still in 18th place with 22 points.

Watford 0 – 2 Liverpool!