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Liverpool beats Watford 3-0, Firmino ends EPL goal drought

November 24, 2018
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Watford goalkeeper Ben Foster fails to make a save as Liverpool's Roberto Firmino scores his side's third goal of the game during their English Premier League soccer match against Watford at Vicarage Road, Watford, England, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018. (Chris Radburn/PA via AP)

WATFORD, England (AP) — Roberto Firmino ended his English Premier League goal drought and Mohamed Salah also scored as 10-man Liverpool maintained their unbeaten start by winning at Watford 3-0 on Saturday.

Firmino headed in a late third for Liverpool at Vicarage Road, for his first top-flight goal since Sept. 15.

Trent Alexander-Arnold’s brilliant free kick made it 2-0 after Salah opened the scoring — with his sixth goal in his last seven club games — in the 67th minute from Sadio Mane’s cross.

Liverpool will be without Jordan Henderson for next weekend’s Merseyside derby with Everton, however, after the midfielder was sent off for two bookings — the second one coming just after he’d been warned by the referee.

Hard-working Watford will feel aggrieved after referee Jon Moss rejected its penalty claims when Andy Robertson appeared to trip Will Hughes in the second half, when the score was 0-0.

It was far from a vintage Liverpool performance but it remained unbeaten in 13 games and two points behind league leader Manchester City.

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