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Klopp insists Liverpool were ‘not good enough’ vs Watford

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Jurgen Klopp admits Liverpool’s performance was far from their usual standards during their defeat to Watford.

Seventeenth positioned Watford gave the other teams a tactical lesson for doing the seemingly impossible task of bringing down Liverpool in the Premier League last night.

Two successive strikes from Ismaila Sarr in the second half put his side well in control of the match. Later, skipper Troy Deeney scored to round off a stunning 3-0 victory for the Hornets.

Liverpool’s defeat also saw them fall short of matching the ‘Invincibles’ Arsenal’s record.

After the match, manager Jurgen Klopp managed to find some positives from last night’s result. The Reds boss also praised his opponents for their impressive display while admitting that Liverpool’s performance was substandard.

“We were not good enough, simple as that,” he told Sky Sports.

“Watford did exactly what they wanted to do, we didn’t do exactly what we should have done. We changed at half-time and we started immediately better, but then we conceded a goal. So, before we could get the benefit of the better start, we conceded a goal from a throw-in.

“It was exactly the game, a lot of moments which Watford wanted. Congratulations. Really well done and well deserved. We have to accept it.”