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Mane and Van Dijk doubles keep Liverpool on top

27 Feb 2019
Liverpool v Watford

Senegalese winger gets first two goals and defender scores brace late on as leaders beat Watford 5-0 at Anfield

Sadio Mane and Virgil van Dijk each scored twice as Liverpool kept top spot with a 5-0 victory over Watford

Mane headed in Trent Alexander-Arnold's cross to open the scoring on nine minutes before producing a brilliant backheeled finish to double the lead 11 minutes later. 

Divock Origi fired in to make it 3-0 in the 66th minute before substitute Andre Gray forced Alisson into two saves in three minutes as Watford pushed for a reply. 

Van Dijk took the match away from the Hornets with two headed goals in three minutes.

The first came from Alexander-Arnold's cross for the right-back's third assist of the match, the second from Andy Robertson's centre.

The result puts Liverpool on 69 points, one point above Manchester City. 

Watford drop to eighth with 40 points. 

See: Liverpool report | Watford report

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