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Can’s wonder goal lifts Liverpool past Watford as Reds keep bid alive for Champions League spot

Forget that loss and move on. With that as motivating factor, Liverpool regrouped and beat Watford City 1-0 in the Premier league on Tuesday.

Thanks to Emre Can’s acrobatic strike in the 47th minute, the Reds picked up the full three points to put the sting out of the Hornets at Vicarage Road Stadium.

The victory came after the Reds were beaten at home 1-2 by Crystal Palace last April 23, showing the squad’s ability to erase the stigma of a defeat.

Although winning their quest for a league title is over, Jurgen Klopp’s men are still in a good position to claim Champions League qualification.

They now have 69 points after 35 matches, good for third place. Their tally is 12 points behind leaders Chelsea and eight off second-running Tottenham.

Good thing is, they are up by three over fourth-placed Manchester City and one over fifth—0laced Manchester United.

The match wandering on mediocrity finally burst to excitement when Can’s superb overhead scissors kick from Lucas Leiva’s chipped through ball found its mark.

Club great Jamie Carragher, speaking on Sky Sports, said that goal was “one of the great Liverpool goals.’’

Even Can was himself surprised of his marvelous strike, saying later he has never scored a goal like that.

“That is the best goal I’ve scored,’’ admitted the 23-year-old playmaker from Germany.

Klopp likewise hailed Can’s goal which made the difference. Although he claimed his player can convert nicer goals.

The Reds endured playing without Philippe Coutinho who was forced off in the first half after suffering a leg injury.

After clashing with Hornets defender Adrian Maraiappa, Coutinho tried to continue following a treatment on the pitch, but could not go on. A strapped was placed on his right thigh. Adam Lallana substituted for him.

Liverpool have three games remaining, all important fixtures in their bid to reach tournament proper in the Champions League.

They host Southampton on May 7, and then travel to West Ham on May 14, before heading back home to battle Middlesbrough on May 21.

For Klopp, this is no time to lower their guards.

A five or six days of preparation will put them in good stead against the Saints.

This is going to be another tough match, as Klopp claimed, but with their new-found confidence, the Reds could be more than ready to gain another full three points.