MATCH REPORT: WATFORD 3 VS LIVERPOOL 3. LIVERPOOL’S DEFENSE COMES BACK TO HAUNT THEM
Watford and Liverpool played out a 6 goal thriller at the Vicarage road earlier today. The match emphasizing that beyond keeping Phillipe Coutinho, Liverpool have work to do in defense.
Stefan Okaka opened scoring just after 8 minutes, heading in from close range from a corner kick.
Liverpool snatched the equalizer at about the half hour mark with their first shot of the match as Sadio Mane scored after a series of passes between he, Moreno and Can.
Watford struck again just after three minutes after a defensive mix up involving Joel Matip and Alexandre-Arnold allowed Doucoure equalize.
The first half ended with Watford leading two goals to one.
Twelve minutes into the second half, Gomes brought down Liverpool’s new signing Salah and Roberto Firmino converted from the spot.
Less than 90 seconds later, Liverpool took the lead for the first time as Roberto Firmino’s lob over Gomes looking to go wide was bundled in by Salah.
At this point, Liverpool looked set to run away with the three points till injury time when the Liverpool defense failed to clear a corner and Richarlison’s effort came of Mignolet and hit the woodwork but Britos was alert and headed the ball over the line.