THE WIRE

Top-four race not over yet, warns Klopp

New Straits Times - - Sport -

“So we’ll do ev­ery­thing for the points we can get, but it won’t be easy.

“If peo­ple think we al­ready have the three points against Southamp­ton then they’ve not seen them play this sea­son. Another re­ally strong side.

“No­body can take these points away from us tonight and now we have time to work and pre­pare for the Southamp­ton game (on Sun­day).”

Can set­tled pro­ceed­ings in first-half stop­page time, meet­ing Lu­cas Leiva’s floated pass with a pic­ture-book vol­ley that flew past Wat­ford goal­keeper Heurelho Gomes.

Can has bat­tled a nig­gling calf prob­lem for the past 12 months and Klopp praised the Ger­many mid­fielder for grit­ting his teeth and fight­ing through it.

“If he couldn’t be pos­i­tive af­ter this goal, some­thing would be wrong,” Klopp said with a smile.

Liver­pool lost play­maker Philippe Coutinho to a dead leg early in the game, which saw Adam Lal­lana make his re­turn from a month-long lay-off as a 13th-minute re­place­ment for the Brazil­ian.

Klopp of­fered no prog­no­sis on

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