Photos: Best of the pictures from Liverpool’s 1-0 win over Watford

1 May 2017

Liverpool registered a victory of huge importance on Monday night, with the Reds winning 1-0 thanks to an outrageous Emre Can strike.


After losing to Crystal Palace last weekend, a response was badly needed by both Jurgen Klopp and his under-fire players.

With Man City, Man United and Arsenal all dropping points on Sunday, the trip to Vicarage Road represented a wonderful chance for Liverpool to gain ground on their rivals.

The night did not get off to a promising start for the Reds, with the talismanic Philippe Coutinho leaving the field with just 13 minutes on the clock.

WATFORD, ENGLAND - Monday, May 1, 2017: Liverpool's injured Philippe Coutinho Correia is replaced by substitute Adam Lallana against Watford during the FA Premier League match at Vicarage Road. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

His replacement, Adam Lallana, did well on his return from injury, however, and hit the crossbar with a superb first-half volley.

WATFORD, ENGLAND - Monday, May 1, 2017: Liverpool's Adam Lallana in action against Watford during the FA Premier League match at Vicarage Road. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Both Simon Mignolet and Joel Matip enjoyed good performances at the back, with the duo composed and authoritative throughout.

WATFORD, ENGLAND - Monday, May 1, 2017: Liverpool's goalkeeper Simon Mignolet in action against Watford during the FA Premier League match at Vicarage Road. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

WATFORD, ENGLAND - Monday, May 1, 2017: Liverpool's Joel Matip in action against Watford during the FA Premier League match at Vicarage Road. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Nathaniel Clyne was less impressive, though, with both the 26-year-old and James Milner not offering enough from right and left-back, respectively.

WATFORD, ENGLAND - Monday, May 1, 2017: Liverpool's Nathaniel Clyne in action against Watford's captain Troy Deeney during the FA Premier League match at Vicarage Road. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Can’s incredible acrobatic effort was the standout moment of a rather forgettable match, as the German continued his very impressive recent form.

He will do well to score a better goal in his career.

WATFORD, ENGLAND - Monday, May 1, 2017: Liverpool's Emre Can scores the first goal against Watford with an overhead scissor kick during the FA Premier League match at Vicarage Road. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

WATFORD, ENGLAND - Monday, May 1, 2017: Liverpool's Emre Can celebrates scoring the first goal against Watford during the FA Premier League match at Vicarage Road. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Klopp certainly enjoyed celebrating with his compatriot, both straight after the goal and once the final whistle had blown later on in the night.

WATFORD, ENGLAND - Monday, May 1, 2017: Liverpool's Emre Can celebrates scoring the first goal against Watford with team-mates and manager Jürgen Klopp during the FA Premier League match at Vicarage Road. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

WATFORD, ENGLAND - Monday, May 1, 2017: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp celebrates after the 1-0 victory over Watford during the FA Premier League match at Vicarage Road. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

WATFORD, ENGLAND - Monday, May 1, 2017: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp celebrates with match-winning goalscorer Emre Can after the 1-0 victory over Watford during the FA Premier League match at Vicarage Road. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

WATFORD, ENGLAND - Monday, May 1, 2017: Liverpool's match-winning goalscorer Emre Can celebrates after the 1-0 victory over Watford during the FA Premier League match at Vicarage Road. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Attention now turns to Sunday’s visit of Southampton, with Liverpool looking make third place in the Premier League their own.

With the match coming directly before Arsenal take on United, it is a great opportunity to put more pressure on those below them.

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