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Liverpool go top of Premier League with win over Watford

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Liverpool have climbed to the top of the Premier League table after easing past bottome club Watford in a home game on Saturday afternoon.

The Reds trailed Manchester City by 14 points on 15 January, but a 10th straight league win at a raucous Anfield has now taken them above Pep Guardiola’s side.

City, whom Liverpool will meet on 10 April, may return to the top this weekend if they beat Burnley away.

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Diogo Jota scored his 20th club goal of the season to help start the journey to a tense win for the Jurgen Klopp side.

Fabinho’s 89th-minute penalty – after Juraj Kucka’s rugby-style challenge on Jota – secured the points.

Liverpool are two points ahead of Manchester City, who face second-bottom Burnley at Turf Moor later on Saturday.

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