Klopp relishing top-four pressure

Emre Can says Liverpool took a big step to securing Champions League football with the win over Watford

From there, it was always going to be easier for Klopp's charges to fashion more opportunities; after all, Liverpool thrive in transition and Watford's need for a goal forced them to push up the pitch a little more.

The Reds had seen fellow Champions League hopefuls Manchester City, Manchester United and Arsenal drop points over the weekend and took advantage. "Even he can play better than he did tonight, but I'm not sure he can score nicer goals!"

"I thought we started really well and then we had to change Phil - a really important player - and then you have Adam Lallana on the bench who had only trained twice with the team after four weeks [out], so not really a flawless start to the game".

"We should start trying to think about things positively - the world is serious enough".

"For me, I think we should keep him because in terms of good, young, European talent he is certainly up there".

While the match will not live long in the memory, Can's superb overhead kick in first-half stoppage time is a bona fide contender for goal of the season.

"I HAVE never scored a goal like that".

Liverpool will secure the Premier League place they deserve this month - and Jürgen Klopp loves the pressure of trying to ensure that is in the top four.

Lallana has been one of Liverpool's best players in the 2016-17 campaign alongside Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho and African forward Sadio Mane.

"It's deserved. In football you need this kind of luck, but we worked hard for it".

This win may have not been as emphatic as the 6-1 drubbing doled out by Liverpool when the sides met in November at Anfield - where Can also scored as the Reds went top of the table for the first time under Klopp.

"If you look at all Liverpool's games, they usually create five or six clear chances", said the Italian. "They were very concentrated at the back but my players had a good game".

The Hornets finish the season with a trio of away trips to face Leicester, Everton and Chelsea before ending the season at home to Manchester City.

"Sometimes he wasn't as good as he could have been, but now those problems are sorted, he's physically strong again and we can see he can score goals like this".

Can was delighted with his effort, which ended a poor first half from both sides, but said that taking the three points was ultimately more important.

'At the end I thought we were pushing them.we were unlucky not to come away with a draw.

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