Liverpool 5 – 0 Watford Football Highlights
Key Moments Recap :Goal : Sadio Mane 1 – 0
Salah drives forward down the right to open up the Watford defence. He’s tackled in the box but the ball comes out to Alexander-Arnold, who swings in a cross to Mane on the penalty spot.
Mane’s first touch is poor as it takes him away from goal, but his second touch more than makes up for it as he finishes with a backheel from about 15 yards out, with the ball bouncing over Foster.
Goal : 20′ Sadio Mane 2 – 0
Alexander-Arnold has time to cross from the right and swings in a perfect delivery for Mane to head past Foster from eight yards out.
Not sure it’s a goal that Watford’s centre-backs will want to see again as Mane got between them and was wide open in the box.
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Goals (3-0) And Cards
⚽9′ Sadio Mane 1 – 0
⚽20′ Sadio Mane 2 – 0
⚽66′ Divock Origi 3 – 0
🌕79′ Craig Cathcart
⚽79′ Virgil Van Dijk 4 – 0
🌕82′ Adam Masina
⚽82′ Virgil Van Dijk 5 – 0
Watch The Highlights below
Player Ratings (Starting Lineup)
Liverpool FC : Alisson (7), Robertson (8), Matip (7), Van Dijk (9), Alexander-Arnold (9), Fabinho (8), Wijnaldum (7), Milner (7), Salah (7), Mane (9), Origi (7)
Subs: Henderson (5), Lallana (5), Keita (5)
Watford FC :
Foster (4), Janmaat (4), Mariappa (4), Cathcart (4), Masina (4), Capoue (4), Hughes (4), Doucoure (5), Pereyra (4), Deulofeu (5), Deeney (4)
Subs: Cleverley (5), Gray (6), Sema (5)
Man Of The Match : Sadio Mane
- Liverpool’s victory means the Reds now have 69 points with just 10 matches remaining in the Premier League; each of the previous seven sides to amass such a tally after 28 matches have gone on to win the title.
- Watford (D4 L11) have now failed to win any of their 15 Premier League matches played on a Wednesday; the only side in the competition’s history to play more games on a particular day without ever winning are West Brom on a Tuesday (27 games).
- Liverpool (W25 D10) are now unbeaten at Anfield in the Premier League in their last 35 matches, the first side in the competition to reach this number of matches without defeat since Man City back in December 2012 (37 games).
- Watford have now suffered defeat in each of their nine Premier League games against sides starting the day top of the league, conceding 26 goals, the worst such 100 per cent loss ratio in the competition.
- Watford have become the first side in Premier League history to concede at least five goals in three successive away matches against a single opponent in the competition (1-6 in November 2016, 0-5 in March 2018, 0-5 tonight).
- Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has overseen six Premier League victories over Watford, against no other side in the competition has he managed more wins.
- Sadio Mane’s brace for Liverpool were his 13th and 14th Premier League goals of the season, the most he has ever netted within a single campaign in the competition.
- Divock Origi has had a direct hand in 11 goals in his last 18 Premier League starts for Liverpool (seven goals, four assists).
- Trent Alexander-Arnold has become just the fourth Liverpool player to register at least three assists in the same Premier League match after Stan Collymore, Vladimir Smicer and Alberto Aquilani.
Premier League leaders Liverpool FC face a tough task in inform visitors Watford and will have to defeat them at Anfield, to have a chance of staying top of the Premier League table on Wednesday night.
Sitting just a point above Champions Manchester City, they will need a win to remain top after their goaless draw against Manchester United in the weekend.
Watford FC on the order hand have a lot of confidence going into the game,, having just defeated Cardiff City 5 – 1 in their last outing and have lost only ones since Boxing day.
However, they have lost with big margins 6 – 1 and 5 – 1 in their last visits to Anfield in the last two seasons.
Liverpool might be without forward Roberto Firmino though still in Jurgen Klopp’s plans for the game. defender Dejan Lovren (hamstring) will still be out, while Midfielder Naby Keita has recovered and will be up for contention.
Watford head coach Javi Gracia will have only Kiko Femenia missing out, despite his return to training, as he needs more time.