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was de­lighted by his side’s pos­i­tive ap­proach, say­ing: “We did not play back. We were ag­gres­sive.”

It was an omi­nous re­sult for Wat­ford yet Marco Silva’s men are un­likely to feel over-awed know­ing that a home win would take them to 11 points.

That would mean Wat­ford were at the sum­mit of English foot­ball lad­der for the first time since top­ping the old First Di­vi­sion in 1982.

Wat­ford are still un­beaten un­der Silva and the Por­tuguese man­ager said: “It’s im­por­tant at the mo­ment that everyone, start­ing with my­self, keeps their feet on the ground.”

Liver­pool will look to put the frus­tra­tion they felt at fail­ing to beat Sevilla in a 2-2 mid­week draw in the Cham­pi­ons League when they face north­west ri­vals Burn­ley at An­field today.

Poor de­fend­ing again proved a prob­lem for Liver­pool, who failed in an at­tempt to sign Vir­gil van Dijk from Southamp­ton dur­ing the trans­fer win­dow.

How­ever, Reds boss Jur­gen Klopp, speak­ing after the Sevilla match, said: “I know a lot of peo­ple are look­ing around and they are al­ways talk­ing about the de­fence. That we didn’t sign this or that.

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