Liverpool Slump to Shock Watford Defeat That Went Against All Premier League Odds
Prior to yesterday no one could have reasonably predicted that Liverpool’s 44 Premier League match unbeaten run would have come to an end to relegation threatened Watford, but that’s precisely what happened.
If further proof was needed that the English top tier is the most competitive in the world, then this was it.
Liverpool arrived at Vicarage Road having won 18 games in a row and they were up against a Nigel Pearson side, though improved, which is still very much fighting the drop to the English Championship.
So what happened next… Watford thumped the champions elect 3-0. It’s a result that no one would have believed possible, but there’s no denying that the Hornets deserved their victory, which came against a very poor display by Jurgen Klopp’s men.
An entertaining first half finished level before Ismaili Sarr bagged two goals in six minutes and forward Troy Deeney, leading from the front once again, scored a third. Much to the delight of the home fans.
Liverpool were without captain Jordan Henderson and Virgil van Dijk had to make do with Dejan Lovren as his centre-back partner, instead of the ever reliable Joe Gomez. But even taking that into account, this was a hugely disappointing way for Klopp’s amazing run to come to an end.
However Liverpool remain 22 points clear at the top of the table, Man City having a game in hand, and will certainly end their 30 year wait for a domestic title but no doubt their fans were keen to see the Merseyside outfit emulate Arsenal’s Invincibles, and go through the end season undefeated.
But that wasn’t to be.