Liverpool top Watford 1-0 in EPL


JURGEN KLOPP, Liverpool manager, after his team almost let Watford equalise in stoppage time as Sebastian Prodl's shot hit the crossbar.

"That is the best goal I've ever scored", said Can post game, as Liverpool sealed a vital 1-0 win.

"I thought we started really well and then we had to change Phil - a really important player - and then you have Adam Lallana on the bench who had only trained twice with the team after four weeks [out], so not really a flawless start to the game". We are in good shape but things can still change.

In a game which produced very little action, Can's stunning overhead kick in first-half stoppage time will surely be a contender for goal of the season and could prove to be a crucial moment in Liverpool's campaign.

Emre Can has scored one of the goals of the season to earn Liverpool a 1-0 victory over Watford in their Premier League fixture at Vicarage Road. But this is why we can't entirely check out of even the worst soccer matches.

"I didn't think too much, to be honest". We scored the goal at a great moment and in a great way.

"We thought we needed him and he tried as good as possible".

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Klopp said: "I said to the boys after the game, 'If you want to kill me, that's a good way to try.' It's insane, it's insane, [it gave me] 500 million grey hairs".

"I was in line with the ball and I saw it going away from the keeper - he had no chance. We passed a lot, we improved from last week when we didn't look patient enough, we looked better".

'Of course, we knew before the [Watford] game what happened [on Sunday], with the other results, and it was a big, big step for us'.

Watford were poor for large parts of the game but could have salvaged a point when Sebastian Prodl crashed a volley against the crossbar in injury time.

It was added that the forward did not require a scan and that Coutinho himself was in good spirits after the match. "We know what it means, not only for us, but also for the fans of the club", he told United Kingdom newspapers.

Watford defender Adrian Mariappa could admire Can's finish but said the Hornets were disappointed to come away empty-handed. When you play a quality team, sometimes they force you back and that's normal.