Liverpool vs Watford live victory and leader Liverpool | Other Soccer Leagues

The Premier League returned with a Mohammed Salah starter after the unfortunate elimination from the World Cup at the hands of his friend, Sadio Mané, a Liverpool teammate. The ‘Reds’ need the victory to partially overcome Manchester City in units in that struggle to take over the leadership of the English League, and in contrast, Watford required the points in their visit to Anfield with the aim of escaping relegation. Luis Díaz was the substitute, while Juan Camilo Hernández was the starter, playing 78 minutes. With goals from Diogo Jota, and Fabinho from a penalty, Liverpool won and stayed on top for a moment.

The first minutes in the game, Watford tried to attack using the bands, due to Liverpool’s long movements on the wings. Joe Gómez sinned defensively, but offensively, he showed a different face. Ismaila Sarr had the opportunity in a transition from defense to attack over six minutes, but his shot from the front went over the crossbar.

Liverpool did not wake up before the first fifteen minutes and Watford took advantage of it from the corner. Imran Louza executed to the near post and Juan Camilo Hernández won the mark with an easy header for the hands of Alisson who stayed in the center of the goal saving.

About 21 minutes, everything was still from Watford who surprised with a long pass for the Slovakian Juraj Kucka who finished off Alisson in front of and the goalkeeper saved. Subsequently, Liverpool came out in transition from defense to attack, Jordan Henderson opened with Joe Gómez different offensively than defensively, and a measured cross at the head of Diogo Jota anticipating Ben Foster in the background.

The last few minutes were favorable for Liverpool with a heel assist from Joel Matip combining with Diogo Jota who finished in front of Ben Foster and the goalkeeper saved. Thus ended the first half with a solitary goal.

Already in the complement, Liverpool comfortably handled the second chapter. Watford’s defense had a hard time in the first few minutes with Christian Kabasele as a wall saving any goal option at the corner. Diogo Jota had a header after another center by Joe Gómez heading alone, but he went wide.

The few options that Watford had in the complement, was presented with Joao Pedro who appeared without a mark against his compatriot, Alisson, but his cross shot went very wide without direction from the arc. A sacrificial job by Juan Camilo Hernández who was replaced by Emmanuel Dennis at 78′.

With just a few minutes to go, Juraj Kucka grabbed Diogo Jota from a corner in the rush of the area. At first, the game continued, but the central referee responded to the call of the VAR. A clear hold, but one that was isolated from everything that was happening in the area. Penalty that Fabinho converted.

A vital victory for Liverpool that for now, adds to the lead alone by taking two points from Manchester City. Pep Guardiola’s team will play against Burnley in search of tightening the top again before the meeting between Anfield and the citizens.