Liverpool climbed to the top of the Premier League table as goals from Diogo Jota and Fabinho secured a 2-0 home win over Watford, the Reds’ 10th consecutive victory in the competition .
Watford had a golden chance to take the lead as Juraj Kucka ran through on goal in the 22nd minute, but Alisson denied the Slovakian and 34 seconds later Liverpool scored at the other end.
Joe Gomez, deputising at right-back, delivered a cross that Trent Alexander-Arnold would have been proud of and Jota arrived ahead of goalkeeper Ben Foster to head in.
Liverpool had another big scare in the second half as Joao Pedro fired wide from 12 yards.
But they wrapped up the points in the 89th minute when Kucka hauled down Jota at a corner and substitute Fabinho converted the resulting penalty.
Liverpool move two points ahead of Manchester City, who visit Burnley later Saturday afternoon.
Watford remain 18th, three points from safety having played three more matches than 17th-placed Everton.