Thursday, August 18, 2022

Liverpool beat Watford to go top of league table

Liverpool netted two goals against Watford in their Saturday fixture to go top of the Premier League table and above bitter rivals Manchester City.

Portuguese forward Diogo Jota gave the host the lead when he came between two defenders to head home his 20th goal of the club and cool off the tense moments on Liverpool’s bench.

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The Reds who were 14 points behind Manchester City back in January have ensured 10 successive wins in the league before they met in April closing in the difference in March.

Fabinho sealed the two goal thrashing netting from the Penalty spot when Jota was challenged inside the box by Juraj Kucka. Even though Jurgen Klopp side won the fixture, they were definitely not at their best performance.

The results leave Watford in relegation zone with 22 points as Liverpool close the gap by two against Manchester City who are scheduled to face bottom side Burnley on Saturday.

The win also keeps Liverpool on track to record a quadruple for the first time in their history if they manage to keep the current form in progress.

In the Champions League quarter-final, they are paired against Benfica with the tie set to be played in Portugal. They are also set to face Manchester City in what is the league decider.

The Reds are already Carabao Cup champions after edging out rivals Manchester City in a tie that was more of the goals than the performance itself.

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Alex Kiprop
News Moto sports correspondent. Catch up the latest results when they happen and as they happen, locally and international

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