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African Star Ends Liverpool's 44-Game Unbeaten Run

English Premier League

Result: Watford 3-0 Liverpool

Date: 29 February 2020

Venue: Anfield

Liverpool's hopes of finishing the Premier League season unbeaten were dashed on Saturday as the Reds suffered a 3-0 loss to Watford, ending a 44-game unbeaten run.

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The Reds were once again without Jordan Henderson and James Milner as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain returned to the side while Dejan Lovren replaced the injured Joe Gomez.

The game's first real opening fell to the home side after 14 minutes when Gerard Deulofeu surged towards the box and unleashed a curling that sailed just over Alisson Becker's crossbar.

Watford were then dealt a major blow on 33 minutes when Deulofeu landed awkwardly after a challenge with Virgil van Dijk and was replaced by Perrera.

While the Hornets had another big chance through Troy Deeney just before the halftime break, Jurgen Klopp's men failed to register a single effort on target in the first half.

Ten minutes into the second half, the home side were in front as Abdoulaye Doucouré got ahead of Van Dijk to pick out Senegal international Ismaila Sarr, who poked the ball beyond Alisson from six-yards out.

The lead was doubled on the hour mark as Sarr completed his brace with a delicate lob over the on-rushing Alisson after the Reds defence went to sleep.

It got even better for the home side in the 72nd minute, with Sarr beating Alisson to the ball to set up Deeney who fired into an empty for the third goal.

The Reds were unable to find a way back into the contest as the Reds' 'invincibles' dream is shattered, while Watford move out of the relegation zone.


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