Watford 3-0 Liverpool - Highlights and Goals (Video)

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29th February 2020
Watford 3-0 Liverpool Highlights

vs Liverpool highlights: Liverpool's unbeaten run in the came to an end as they fell to a shock 3-0 defeat against Watford.

Watford 3-0 Liverpool

‣ 1-0: Ismaila Sarr (54')
‣ 2-0: Ismaila Sarr (60')
‣ 3-0: Troy Deeney (72')

missed out due to a minor issue whilst Naby Keita sustained a sore hip in training as and returned to the starting eleven.

Watford put in a lively display in the first-half as they looked in the mood to cause an upset. Nigel Pearson's side had a compact shape in midfield but looked dangerous on the break, particularly down the wings.

The side were dealt a blow half-an-hour into the first half as Gerard Deulofeu collided with and was stretchered off the pitch with a potentially serious knee injury after buckling under the pressure.

Watford vs Liverpool Highlights

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Watford were aggressive in the challenge, with moments of worries for and after rash challenges from Troy Deeney and Will Hughes respectively.

and Sadio Mane both found it difficult to get themselves in the game as Watford kept a close eye on the duo and looked to close them down on every occasion.

It remained goalless at the break, with Klopp certain to be unimpressed with his side's performance with the Reds managing just one shot in the entire first half.

Watford took a shock lead less than minutes after the restart as a miscommunication from a throw-in saw Abdoulaye Doucoure play in Ismaila Sarr, who finished home from close-range.

Watford vs Liverpool Highlights

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It got worse for the Reds on the stroke of the hour as Sarr ran on to Troy Deeney's incisive ball behind the Reds defence, with the Senegal lifting the ball over Alisson to make it 2-0 to the home side.

Klopp made his changes as he looked to salvage Liverpool's unbeaten record this season, with and both coming on to try and make a difference in the final half-hour.

Lallana nearly made an instant contribution as he unleashed a well-struck left-footed volley from outside the box, only to agonisingly hit the post.

A mistake by Alexander-Arnold saw Sarr intercept the right-back's back pass, with the goalscoring turning provider as he set up Deeney, who finished superbly to make 3-0.

Watford vs Liverpool Goals

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Despite Liverpool's best attempts to salvage a consolation goal in the closing stages, Watford held on to keep a and seal the biggest upset of the season.

The result means it's the first time Liverpool have lost in the Premier League in 44 games, with their last defeat coming in January 2019, against at the Etihad.

Liverpool's hopes of going invincible for the entire season have been dashed, with the Reds still requiring another four victories to clinch the Premier League title.

Liverpool: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, Van Dijk, Robertson, , Wijnaldum, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Mane, Firmino, Salah.

Watford 3-0 Liverpool Highlights

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