Liverpool 2-0 Watford Highlights
Liverpool beat struggling Watford to complete a remarkable, albeit short, return to the top of the Premier League.
The Reds trailed Manchester City by 14 points on 15 January, but a 10th straight league win in the early kick-off at a raucous Anfield took them above Pep Guardiola’s side, whom they meet on 10 April.
However, City won 2-0 at struggling Burnley later on Saturday to restore their one-point lead with eight games left.
Diogo Jota’s 20th club goal of the season and his third in as many appearances in a Liverpool shirt – 34 seconds after Alisson made a huge save to deny Juraj Kucka – helped seal a tense win.
Fabinho’s late penalty – after Kucka’s rugby-style challenge on Jota – secured the points.
Despite sealing a potentially significant win, Liverpool were not at their fluent best.