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TAA: Liverpool set down a marker with Watford win

Liverpool turned in a patient, professional performance at Vicarage Road to beat Watford on Saturday.

Trent Alexander-Arnold scored only his second Premier League goal for the Reds with a fantastic free-kick to make it 2-0 with 15 minutes to play.

Mohamed Salah had given Liverpool the lead after 67 minutes, while Roberto Firmino scored the third goal just a few minutes after going a man down when Jordan Henderson was sent off.

Alexander-Arnold spoke after the game about Liverpool’s resilience as they fought for the three points against a well-structured Watford team.

“They had big chances in the first half and we struggled to create chances but we persevered which is the good thing about this team this year. We are happy to come away with the three points.’’ Alexander-Arnold told Premier League Productions.

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The young right-back’s free-kick was a fantastic strike and he might not score a better one for a long time.

“There was a bit more pressure on me as I have had a few and haven’t scored. I know Henderson wanted it. He gave the ball to me and I hit it, that’s why we celebrated so passionately because we had a joke before the game that he might take one.”

Alexander-Arnold was asked for his thoughts on the task ahead for Liverpool as they look to overtake a strong Manchester City squad at the top of the league.

“The aim is to be as involved as possible especially as we grow as a team and get the results on board. After the international break, we have set a marker down and hopefully, we will be able to build on that.

“A lot of people might look towards Manchester City and Chelsea games but it’s every game and if you come away with draws when you feel like you should win that is where you will go wrong. We have another massive game at the weekend.”

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