Liverpool’s German supervisor Jurgen Klopp (L) and Liverpool’s Scottish defender Andrew Robertson react on the last whistle through the English Premier League soccer match between Watford and Liverpool at Vicarage Street Stadium in Watford, north of London on February 29, 2020. Justin TALLIS / AFP
Liverpool supervisor Jurgen Klopp hopes his facet’s beautiful Three-Zero defeat at Watford will function a lesson to not let their requirements slip within the last few months of the season.
The Reds are nonetheless nicely on track for a primary league title in 30 years with a commanding 22-point lead on the high of the desk.
However they had been crushed for the primary time in 45 Premier League video games and in complete trend at Vicarage Street as Ismaila Sarr’s double and Troy Deeney’s measured end accomplished a well-known win for Watford.
“Of course sometimes a little knock is important,” mentioned Klopp. “So I don’t see anything negative in it. From time to time if you are not good enough you need to see effect.”
Liverpool want a most of 4 wins from their final 10 video games to ensure the title however may nonetheless go on to win 5 trophies this season.
The Membership World Cup and UEFA Tremendous Cup have already been claimed, whereas Klopp’s males journey to Chelsea within the FA Cup fifth spherical on Tuesday and path Atletico Madrid 1-Zero from the primary leg of their Champions League last-16 tie.
“We can start again with whatever we did before, and we will,” mentioned Klopp. “We cannot say now we will react in this way or that. We have to show it in the next games.”
Dejan Lovren was a type of blamed by the Liverpool help for a uncommon defeat as Deeney relished the battle with the Croatian worldwide.
And Lovren can be hoping a “wake-up call” evokes Liverpool within the last levels of the season.
“Maybe it is a wake-up call for us,” he mentioned. “It may be a profit to assist us get to the top of the season.
“We all know there may be all the time an finish for all the things. It’s right here the place our unbeaten run ended. We is not going to have a look at this end result and assume it was a foul season due to shedding right here. One efficiency received’t wreck all the things, however that is all the time a studying course of.
“The final couple of video games hadn’t been one of the best performances however we received. This one, it didn’t occur. This one was like somebody hit us in our faces — and we deserved it.”