Watford caused an upset after becoming the first team to beat Liverpool in the Premier League this season with Ismaila Sarr’s second-half double and a third goal from Troy Deeny helped to condemn the league leaders to a stunning 3-0 loss at Vicarage Road on Saturday.
Liverpool’s unbeaten run ended on 44 as compared to Arsenal’s 49 with the latter tweeting Phew! Although the handle later congratulated Liverpool on a phenomenal unbeaten run
- Watford are the first side to beat Liverpool in the Premier League since Manchester City in January 2019, ending the joint-longest winning streak (18) and the second longest unbeaten run (44) in English top-flight history
- Liverpool’s 0-3 loss was the biggest margin of defeat for a side starting the day top of the Premier League since November 2015 (Man City 1-4 Liverpool)
- Watford’s victory over Liverpool today was the biggest over a side starting the day top of the top-flight table by a team in the relegation zone since Leicester beat Manchester United 3-0 on November 23rd 1985
- Watford secured their first top-flight victory against a side starting the day top of the table since the final day of the 1982-83 season, also beating Liverpool that day (2-1)
- Liverpool failed to score in a Premier League game for the first time since March 2019 (0-0 v Everton), ending a run of scoring in 36 consecutive league games
- Liverpool have fallen behind in both of their last two league games, having not trailed in any of the previous 15 before this
- Liverpool have conceded 2+ goals in consecutive Premier League games for the first time since December 2016 conceding as many goals in their last two league games (5) as they had in their previous 14
- Watford’s Ismaila Sarr is the first player to score a Premier League brace against Liverpool since Marcus Rashford did so for Manchester United in March 2018.