Liverpool’s unbeaten season in the Premier League has come to an end as two goals from Senegal’s Ismaila Sarr and a third from Troy Deeney consigned Liverpool to their heaviest defeat in two years.
Relegation threatened Watford recorded a stunning upset to end Liverpool’s marathon unbeaten run.
Liverpool remain 22 points clear and well on course for a first league title in 30 years.
Jurgen Klopp’s side are five matches short of Arsenal’s all-time English record, and had threatened to match Arsene Wenger’s 2003/04 Invincibles.
The defeat is the club’s heaviest since a 4-1 loss to Tottenham in October 2017. It also makes history as the heaviest defeat — in EPL history –the league leader would suffer against a team in the relegation zone.
Liverpool maintain their 22-point cushion with 10 games left to play in a league they are expected to win, their first in 30 years.
Bournemouth are now victims of Liverpool’s collapse as they fall into the bottom three after failing to hold out for victory against Chelsea.
Two goals in three minutes from Jefferson Lerma and Josh King turned the game around and inflicted another blow to Chelsea’s chances of holding onto their place in the top four.
Chelsea have now won just five of their last 16 league games and could see their lead over fifth-placed Manchester United cut to just a point if the Red Devils win at Everton on Sunday.