“Pitiful, absolutely pitiful” – Liverpool supporters react to 3-0 defeat to Watford

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There was much cause for concern as Liverpool fell to a 3-0 defeat to Watford on Sunday, and here we round up the social media reaction from this Vicarage Road loss.

WATFORD, ENGLAND - Sunday, December 20, 2015: Liverpool's Martin Skrtel in action against Watford during the Premier League match at Vicarage Road. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Watford 3-0 Liverpool

Premier League – Vicarage Road – Sunday 20th December 2015

Goals: Ake 3′, Ighalo 15′, 85′

An opportunistic effort from Nathan Ake and two from the in-form Odion Ighalo saw Watford waltz to victory at Vicarage Road, with Liverpool dismal throughout.

Ake’s goal came just three minutes into the clash, with Adam Bogdan’s poor attempt at catching a corner allowing the Dutchman to stab home from close range, provoking the ire of the Liverpool support.


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Ighalo was a constant threat, and muscling Martin Skrtel off the ball on 15 minutes the Nigerian put Watford 2-0 up and on their way to a comfortable win.



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There were few positives for Jurgen Klopp to draw upon in the first half, through the bright performance of Jordan Henderson was roundly acknowledged.




With Skrtel struggling with an injury towards the end of the opening 45 minutes, Klopp made an intriguing switch, bringing on Belgian striker Divock Origi in his place.




The German had much more work to do, however, and will have been relieved when Mark Clattenburg called for half-time, with despondency soaking in.



Despite naming a positive, attacking lineup that featured the same front three that decimated both Chelsea and Manchester City, Klopp saw little in terms of invention in the final third, with Philippe Coutinho‘s poor movement undermining nice work from Origi.




It was no better at the back, and Mamadou Sakho almost allowed Ighalo a second with a slip on the edge of the area—but this time Bogdan was on hand to make a solid save.



Liverpool showed no sign of recovery despite this potentially game-changing move.




Ighalo made the Reds pay for their dismal display as the clash neared its conclusion, nodding beyond Bogdan to secure his second, Watford‘s third and what is only the Hornets’ second win over Liverpool in their history.




There was a sense of relief at full-time, as Clattenburg put a stop to what was a dire performance all round.




Klopp must now prepare his side to take on table-topping Leicester City at Anfield on Boxing Day, and this afternoon showed there is much to be done if Liverpool can hope to secure a result.

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