Harvey Elliott continued his sparkling form on loan with Blackburn with a superb goal, but the Rovers couldn’t stage a comeback as they lost 3-2 to Watford at Ewood Park.
The Hornets maintained their promotional load by securing four straight championship victories.
Liverpool, meanwhile, will be delighted that Elliott continued his good form by scoring in defeat.
The 17-year-old had a superb finish in the roof of the net shortly before half-time.
He now has five goals and nine assists in his 26 league appearances this season.
You can check out its superb finish, below…
Joao Pedro’s skillful lob – his third goal in as many games – gave Watford the lead before Ismaila Sarr’s point blank shot doubled the advantage.
Elliott’s spectacular strike gave Blackburn hope ahead of the break, but the Hornets regained control just past the hour thanks to the precise arrival of Ken Sema.
Ben Brereton made a nervous finish but Watford should have had the game sewn up by then, with Sarr thwarted by Thomas Kaminski, and one cleared the line at 3-1.
But they held on and left a sign to the rest of the promotion candidates that they were serious.