Jota, Fabinho on Target As Liverpool Cruise to the Top of Premier League After 2:0 Victory Over Watford

Jota, Fabinho on Target As Liverpool Cruise to the Top of Premier League After 2:0 Victory Over Watford

  • Liverpool has overtaken Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table after a convincing victory against relegation strugglers Watford
  • The Reds won a 10th home game at Anfield with Diogo Jota's first-half goal and Fabinho's late penalty in the second half
  • Liverpool now has 72 points from 30 games played and the Reds will next play Manchester City next weekend in the EPL

Liverpool boosted their Premier League title chance after a commanding performance against Watford took the Reds to the summit of the league table.

Jurgen Klopp had named a strong lineup as Liverpool seek a 10th straight win in the league with Mo' Salah starting upfront alongside Diogo Jota and Roberto Firminho.

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Diogo Jota scored his 20th goal of the season against Watford. Photo by Clive Brunskill
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Diogo Jota would give Liverpool an early first-half lead to calm the nerves of the Anfield faithful after a cooly-headed finish from a Joe Gomes cross.

The Reds struggled to create clear-cut chances for the remainder of the game but sealed all 3 points when Fabinho converted from the spot to make a 2-0 following a VAR awarded a penalty.

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Watford's best chance on the day fell to Joao Pedro but the striker saw his effort go just wide of Allison's goal post.

Victory for Liverpool means the Reds have now gone top of the Premier League with 72 points and are 2 points ahead of rivals Manchester City who play Burnley later in the day.

Diogo Jota shines again for Liverpool

Portugal striker, Diogo Jota showed how important he is for Liverpool this season after grabbing yet another goal in the win against Watford on Saturday, April 2.

According to the BBC, Jota's first-half strike was his 20th club goal of the season for Liverpool and his third in as many appearances in a red shirt.

Only Everton's Dominic Calvert-Lewin has scored more headed Premier League goals than Diogo Jota who has 7 since the start of the 2020-21 season.

Liverpool target 1st position in Premier League

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Earlier, Sports Brief reported Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp will be hoping the Reds continue their winning streak when they host Watford in the Premier League early kickoff game.

Liverpool will be the first team to take to the pitch on Saturday, April 2 as league football resumes in England after the international break.

Liverpool has won 12 of their 13 home league matches against Watford and will be aiming to extend that record against the Hornets.

Source: Sports Brief News