Liverpool temporarily takes control of the championship. On Saturday afternoon, the Reds beat Watford (2-0), during the 31st day of the English Premier League. At Anfield, Diogo Jota’s goal (22) shot his own goal, while the break came only at the end of the match, with a penalty kick by Fabinho (89th place).
In the standings, Jürgen Klopp’s men are in first place, two lengths behind Manchester City, as they travel to Burnley Park at 4pm. Meanwhile, the Hornets remained 18th and first to land.
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The Rouge was on a mission. This task was simple, it was not necessary to lose this encounter against Roy Hodgson’s men. From the start, Liverpool have already achieved it, insofar as a simple equalizer has allowed them to take the throne.
Liverpool made his efficiency speak for itself
But the 2020 England champions necessarily wanted more. After a superb cross by Joe Gomez, Diogo Jota found the solution with a non-crossing header, also taking advantage of a failed exit from Ben Foster, in the opening match (22, 1-0). He has now scored seven of his 23 Premier League goals for Liverpool with a header.
Tremendous efficiency, Jürgen Klopp’s men could double their lead, in the first term, still through the Portuguese, but this time the rival goalkeeper won his duel, despite a left-footed shot from the former Wolverhampton resident (38th place). Liverpool confiscated the ball (72% possession), but remained within reach of their opponent, and they did not hide, at the level of the scoreboard.
Finally, that famous long-awaited break goal, arrived at the end of the match. Crucially in all his good shots, Diogo Jota caused a penalty, after colliding with Juraj Kuka, in the penalty area. A penalty kick was confirmed after the video assistant referee intervened and after checking the photos by the referee himself. In the absence of Mohamed Salah, who was substituted during the match, Fabinho knew how to assume his responsibilities, as he scored with a powerful shot from the right foot, and a full roof ball (89, 2-0).
Ten consecutive Premier League wins for the Reds
In turn, Watford played by his means, and he was even the first to find the frame. After a first header from Cucho Hernandez easily seized by Alisson (13th), the Liverpool goalkeeper saved his team, ahead of Jurai Koca (22). More than decisive action, because in his stretch, the Reds then unlocked the situation.
Liverpool won 10 consecutive matches in the Premier League, becoming the second team in the history of the competition to achieve this streak five times, after Manchester City (also five matches). After the evening of the sixth day, Mercy Club again took the lead. The pressure has now changed shoulders. To regain his throne, Manchester City is doomed to win. On pain of moving from the chase site to the hunter site.
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