The fall of Liverpool and a certain note from Daragh
|Watford's 3-0 win over Liverpool was the biggest margin of defeat for a league leader since November 2015 when Liverpool beat Man City 4-1 (Stats via: premierleague.com|
Just a little below two weeks ago, a certain Manchester United fan wrote from Northern Ireland, Daragh Curley took advantage of a school assignment to register his displeasure with Liverpool’s winning streak.
|Daragh's letter to Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp|
They rallied late to beat Norwich and came from behind to steal maximum points from Westham but tasted defeat at Atletico Madrid and most recently a shock loss at Vicarage Road.
To be honest, the Kops have been struggling since they returned from the winter break, it looks very much like they’re tired but it’s the worst kept secret, they will be champions.
Watford in truth might need more points to stay in the league than Liverpool need to win it but one must ask, what went wrong on Saturday?
Absolutely nothing, football happened and we can’t even attempt to take anything away from Watford and Nigel Pearson.
They did what they had to do, stayed disciplined for the entirety of the game and made sure they didn’t allow the early loss of Gerrard Delofeu to derail them.
They can claim to be the best even as they lie second from bottom, and this result, as inspired by Ismaila Sarr can become the springboard as they hope to swim out of the drop zone.
For the champions-elect, it’s just a glitch, a blip that can be banished with a strong showing against Chelsea in the FA Cup on Tuesday night and bounce into the last eight of the champions league with a win over Atletico.
The invincibility is over, after just three days short of a whole year for a streak of scoring in every game, 19 successive victories, 44 unbeaten in total, sensational numbers, but the start of a new era begins from here. Well done Liverpool. Well done Watford.
|Klopp's response to young Manchester United fan Daragh|