Watford end Liverpool unbeaten run in style as Reds miss Premier League record

Watford are the first side to beat Liverpool in the Premier League this season after recording a stunning 3-0 victory at Vicarage Road this evening.

Before today, Jurgen Klopp 's side had 26 wins from 27 league outings this term, only dropping points to Manchester United at Old Trafford back in October.

To add, Liverpool were aiming for their 19th straight win in the league, which would have been the longest run in Premier League history.

But Watford were the better side throughout, and were unlucky not to score in the first-half after going close on a few occasions.

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The first goal did eventually come after the interval, with Ismaila Sarr tapping home from six yards after the ball was put on a plate for him by Adoulaye Doucoure.

Watford soon had two, with Sarr pouncing on a ball in behind Virgil van Dijk, before calmly lobbing the ball over Alisson in calm fashion.

Trent Alexander-Arnold won't want to watch back Watford's third goal after his pass back to Alisson ran short.

Sarr picked up the loose ball, finding Troy Deeney on the edge of the area.

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The Watford hitman buried it first time, despite Van Dijk trying to stop the ball on the goal-line.

The Hornets had to earn the win without their main attacking threat Gerard Deulofeu, who was injured in the first-half.

An awkward landing while tussling with Van Dijk left the Spaniard in agony on the pitch.

Deulofeu was stretchered off and replaced by Roberto Pererya after receiving lengthy treatment.

Liverpool's charge to the Premier League title may have been slowed somewhat.

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But Klopp's men still hold a 22-point lead over second-placed Manchester City.

However, today's result now means Arsenal will remain the only side to go a whole season unbeaten for the time being.

As for Watford, the win lifts Nigel Pearson's side out of the bottom three.

Bournemouth now occupy 18th place, while Aston Villa have slipped to 19th.

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