Jurgen Klopp hails Emre Can after Liverpool secure vital win against Watford

first_img1 Jurgen Klopp hailed Emre Can’s “fantastic goal” as Liverpool tightened their grip on a place in the Premier League top four with victory at Watford.In a largely-forgettable affair at Vicarage Road, Can struck an acrobatic overhead kick in first-half stoppage time to seal a 1-0 win.The Reds had seen fellow Champions League hopefuls Manchester City, Manchester United and Arsenal drop points over the weekend and took advantage.Their victory here was enough to move them four points clear of fifth-placed United, and Klopp enthused over Can’s timely winner.“We scored a fantastic goal,” he said.“I only saw it once but it looked already pretty nice. I turned a little early and didn’t see it hit the back of the net.“It was difficult game, a difficult opponent. We passed a lot, we improved from last week when we didn’t look patient enough, we looked better.”Klopp also revealed German international Can has been playing through the pain barrier.“He is a good boy, a good player and he deserves it,” he added.“We thought we needed him and he tried as good as possible. These problems are sorted and he can build on his performances.”Although his side have the points on the board, Klopp is still taking nothing for granted as he looks to guide the Reds back into the Champions League.“It is not important, if we give it away it means nothing,” he said of their lead.“We have pressure and it means you fight for something that is good. It is positive pressure. We want to stay focused.“We don’t expect for a second it will be easy. If people think we have the three points against Southampton they can not have seen Southampton this season.“We didn’t play perfect tonight and it would have been hard to accept, but we got the three points and that is all that the lads deserved.” The German midfielder helped the Reds strengthen their hold on third place last_img

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