Liverpool’s attempt to end the season without losing a match was dealt a devastating blow on Saturday after a 3-0 defeat by Watford.
After going 27 league matches undefeated – 26 wins and just one draw – the reigning European Champions could not fulfil their dream of setting the new record for most consecutive premier league wins. Sadly Liverpool were just one match shy of setting the record, but Watford, 17th in the Premier league table with just 27 points in 28 games, stole Liverpool’s dream.
Two goals from Senegal international Ismaila Sarr and the third from Troy Deeney shattered coach Jurgen Klopp’s side and reaffirms the unpredictability of the premier league competition, where anything could happen.
The unexpected loss can be very difficult for Liverpool to swallow, having entered the game with so much confidence. Sadly defensive errors cost them the match. Despite the loss, Liverpool are still first on the table with a clear 22-point lead over their second opponent Manchester City.
With just four wins away from winning the Premier League title for the first time in 30 years, it is safe to predict neither the painful defeat in the hands of Watford nor anything can stop Liverpool from winning the Premier League this year.