Liverpool beat struggling Watford 2-0 to go top of the Premier League. Diogo Jota scored the first goal with harder to them in front. Only Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin (eight) has scored more headed Premier League goals than Diogo Jota (seven) since the start of the 2020-21 season. The Reds beat Watford to complete a remarkable return to the top of the Premier League – for a few hours at least.
Diogo Jota Helps Liverpool Win Watford
They trailed Manchester City by 14 points on 15 January, but a 10th straight league win at a raucous Anfield took them above Pep Guardiola’s side, whom they meet on 10 April. Diogo Jota’s 20th club goal of the season and his third in as many appearances in a red shirt – 34 seconds after Alisson made a huge save to deny Juraj Kucka helped seal a tense win.
The Portuguese l forward jumped between two Watford defenders to meet a cross and head past Ben Foster as Joe Gomez marked only his second league start of the season with an assist. Brazilian star Fabinho came off the bench to score a late penalty to make the scores 2-0 and give the home team a comfortable home win.
The visitors had their chances as Joao Pedro wasted a glorious chance to equalize in the second half as Watford remain third from the bottom, three points from safety. Liverpool is two points ahead of City, who face second-bottom Burnley at Turf Moor at 15:00 BST.