Emre Can scores outrageous goal for Liverpool

Dejan Lovren insists there is no shortage of motivation in the Liverpool dressing room ahead of the run-in, declaring: "It's the final four games for the Champions League".

"I've been critical of him in the past and said before maybe he's more of a holding midfield player", Carragher said.

The game stuttered along for the majority of the half with very little incident until Adam Lallana, Coutinho's replacement, hit the bar with a looping effort. It won't be easy for anyone to win here.

It looked as though Can would bring the ball down with his back to goal and search for options, but the former Leverkusen man corkscrewed his upper body and rifled a textbook overhead kick into the top corner from nearly 18 yards out.

"We didn't play flawless tonight and it would have been hard to accept, but we got the three points and that is all that the lads deserved". Mazzarri believed Watford deserved a draw and said the officials cost the hosts a point.

The victory came at a cost, as forward Philippe Coutinho lasted less than 10 minutes.

"He is a good boy, a good player and he deserves it", added the German manager. Mentally, we have to be prepared for the game, even though it's not like playing Manchester City, where you will find motivation without any big reason. But we worked hard for it. Lucas lifts a cross into the penalty area where Can takes off and rifles in a goal with a ridiculous bicycle-kick.

"It's always disappointing to lose at home, "he said".

Lallana, who had missed the previous five matches with a thigh injury, did clatter the crossbar with a wonderful volley after Hornets keeper Heurelho Gomes' poor punch. It's such a good finish.

Maximum points from Liverpool's last three games - against Southampton, West Ham United and Middlesbrough - will guarantee the Reds a Champions League qualification place, but Klopp is taking nothing for granted.

Jorge Sampaoli's men remain three points behind third-placed Atletico Madrid with just three games to go. Only the result. Since the last worldwide break signalled the start of the sprint finish, Liverpool have been second only to Tottenham.

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