Liverpool vs. Watford result Jota and Fabinho send Liverpool
Posted by seestyle on July 31st, 2022
Liverpool returned to the top of the Premier League table with a hard-fought 2-0 victory at home to Watford.
A header from Diogo Jota put Liverpool in the lead and a late penalty from substitute Fabinho wrapped up the victory for Jurgen Klopp's side.
The result means that Liverpool are two points clear of Manchester City, who are in action against Burnley later on Saturday.
Liverpool didn't have matters all their own way, with Watford putting in a spirited performance and defending well at times, but the cla s of the home side eventually made the difference.
Jota headed in following a cro s from Joe Gomez as Liverpool took the lead in the 22nd minute.
Victory was effectively secured in the 88th minute, with Liverpool being awarded a penalty after Jan Kucka was penalised for hauling down Jota in the area. Jon Berti Jersey Fabinho stepped up to emphatically convert the penalty.
Sadio Mane featured as a substitute as he replaced Mohamed Salah, who wasn't at his sharpest.
Watford remain in the relegation zone and are three points adrift of Everton, who have three games in hand.
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Goals: Jota (22), Fabinho (88)
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Full time: Liverpool beat Watford 2-0 courtesy of Jota's header and a penalty from Fabinho, with the result sending Klopp's side top of the Premier League. It wasn't a vintage performance from Liverpool and Watford worked extremely hard, but it could be an important result for the Reds.
Liverpool are two points ahead of Manchester City, who face Burnley away this afternoon.
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90 mins: Ben Foster does well to come off his line and gather the ball as Mane attempts to inflict further damage on Watford.
88 mins: GOAL - Liverpool 2-0 Watford (Fabinho) Fabinho emphatically converts the penalty, which surely means Liverpool Caleb Smith Jersey will be heading to the top of the Premier League.
James Milner replaces Thiago in Liverpool's final change.
87 mins: PENALTY TO LIVERPOOLKucka pulls down Jota in the box, with VAR a se sing the incident and a penalty being given to Liverpool.
82 mins: Jurgen Klopp looks a little concerned, with victory still not secure for his side. Watford have battled well and have made sure that this hasn't been an easy task for Liverpool.
76 mins: Watford make a triple substitution as Cleverley, King and Dennis come on for Louza, Pedro and Hernandez.
73 mins: Jota looks to play in Mane, but Kamara is there to intervene. Liverpool are looking for the second goal which would effectively secure victory and send them top of the table.
65 mins: Fabinho plays a neat pa s in towards Salah, whose effort goes just over. It's expected that Salah will be replaced soon, with Sadio Mane poised to enter the fray. Watford are sitting very deep, with Liverpool having a lot of po se sion.
61 mins: Jota mi ses Nick Wittgren Jersey another headed chance. Liverpool then make their first change of the game as Fabinho comes on for Curtis Jones.
58 mins: Jurgen Klopp's side are looking to add to their lead and Van Dijk rises to meet a corner, but his header goes over. Watford then mi s an excellent chance, with Sarr playing in Joao Pedro, who drags his effort wide.
Hernandez is later booked for a foul on Gomez. From the resultant free-kick Henderson sends the ball in towards Jota, whose header is off target.
46 mins: Liverpool start the second half on the front foot and Gomez sends in another cro s, with Kabasele making an excellent header to prevent the ball from falling to Robertson, who was offside.
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Half time: Liverpool have the lead at the break, with Diogo Jota scoring. Watford Corey Dickerson Jersey have made it difficult for Jurgen Klopp's team at times, but as things stand Liverpool will be going top of the league.
45 mins: Joe Gomez gets a yellow card for bringing down Joao Pedro.
42 mins: Henderson attempts to find Jota but can't quite locate his team-mate. Liverpool haven't quite been at their free-flowing best in the first half but the most important thing from their perspective is that they're in front with half time approaching.
35 mins: Watford deserve credit for continuing to show impre sive spirit despite going behind. Liverpool certainly have had things their own way and Kamara is working hard as he looks to stop Salah from making a major impact. Foster then makes a good save to thwart Jota.
28 mins: Robertson goes down in the Bryan Holaday Jersey area following a challenge from Si soko, but the Watford captain clearly managed to get the ball. Following the subsequent corner Cucho Hernandez requires treatment following a clash of heads.
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22 mins: GOAL - Liverpool 1-0 Watford: Despite that pre sure from Watford, it's Liverpool who take the lead. Joe Gomez sends in an excellent cro s and Jota heads in to put his side in front.
21 mins: Watford have posed a threat on the counter-attack and Ali son is pre sed into action as he makes a save to deny Kucka.
17 mins:The game is continuing in much the same pattern, with Liverpool keeping the ball for long spells, but they haven't caused too many problems for Watford so far and they need to play at a quicker tempo. Liverpool goalkeeper Ali son was annoyed at being caught by Hernandez.
12 mins: Cucho Hernandez has a header saved following a corner as Watford look to put pre sure on Liverpool. The Hornets will be encouraged with their start to the game.
8 mins: Thiago has started the game in positive fashion and he finds Curtis Jones with an excellent pa s, but the youngsters' effort lacked conviction. Jones later has a cro s cleared away by Femenia.
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