​Another Premier League weekend, another Liverpool win. It seems inevitable that the league title is heading to Merseyside this season.

However, Watford made this victory far from simple for the European champions.

The team line-up came out an hour before the game, and once again Jurgen Klopp ringed the changes during a hectic festive period. Andy Robertson was on the bench, while Xherdan Shaqiri was given a rare start.

​​Fans were still confident though, and why shouldn't they be? ​Watford were sitting rock bottom of the table.

However, the Reds were struggling to break down a stubborn Watford rearguard, so ​Liverpool fans decided to blame...the wind?

Watford were close to taking the lead at Anfield, but Abdoulaye Doucoure was guilty of missing an absolute sitter. So yep, you guessed it. Minutes later Liverpool took the lead courtesy of ​Mohamed Salah.


The Hornets continued to provide a huge threat to Liverpool's defence, and Ismaila Sarr took some of the limelight off teammate Doucoure with an equally impressive miss of his own.

Liverpool went into the break with just a one goal lead, but surely things would be a lot easier in the second half?

Apparently not.

Even VAR was not on Liverpool's side (for once), as it ruled out a ​Sadio Mane header because a tiny strand of his armpit hair was deemed to be offside.


Chances continued to come and go for Watford, with Sarr and Gerard Deulofeu being kept out by the brilliant Alisson Becker. How glad they must be the have him back.

As the game headed into the dying embers, Liverpool nerves were jangling. 

However, Salah settled Reds fans down with an audacious flick to make it 2-0 and wrap up the game. Fans refused to celebrate though, with the threat of VAR looming. Oh, how it has improved our beautiful game...

Another win for Liverpool means that they're another step closer to their first ​Premier League title. Despite it being unconvincing at times, all that matters right now during this period is to pick up the three points.

Next hurdle for the Reds? Two games in two days. We really do love football during Christmas time.