Watford end Liverpool’s unbeaten run in 3:0 Thriller

Watford end Liverpool's unbeaten run in 3:0 Thriller.
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Watford end Liverpool’s unbeaten run in 3:0 Thriller.

Liverpool’s 44-games unbeaten run is over after a sobering night for Jurgen Klopp’s side at Vicarage Road.

After 422 days and 45 matches, Liverpool have lost a game of Premier League football. Stop the press, and do not adjust your television sets. It really did happen.

Liverpool will win the title, of course, but there will be no unbeaten league campaign for Jurgen Klopp’s side after they were thrashed 3-0 by relegation-threatened Watford on Saturday evening.

The Reds had arrived at Vicarage Road looking to set a new top-flight record, seeking their 19th straight victory – one which would move them to within nine points of that elusive 19th league crown.

Instead, they saw their cloak of invincibility removed. Not just removed but flung into the Hertfordshire sky, trampled into the mud for the whole world to see in the most important 90 minutes for Arsenal fans.

It had to be seen to be believed. Not since November 2015 had a team starting the day top of the Premier League suffered such a big defeat. Liverpool inflicted that one, 4-1 against Manchester City, but they were on the receiving end this time.

Ismaila Sarr, with two goals in six second-half minutes, took the game away from Klopp’s side before Troy Deeney, Watford’s captain and talisman, added a third. Huge for Nigel Pearson’s side in their battle to avoid the drop. They were brilliant, and move out of the bottom three on goal difference.

Pearson, somehow, kept his cool, while Klopp looked like a man who couldn’t believe what was unfolding in front of him.

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