'Pretty nice' says Klopp after Can's 'best ever goal'

Carla Harmon
May 2, 2017

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was relieved following his team's 1-0 win over Watford on Monday, a result that improves the Anfield club's chances of qualifying for next season's Champion's League.

The 23-year-old German global - who took his tally to five for the season - produced his moment of magic in time added on in the first-half.

"We were unlucky that they scored a goal like this". It is positive pressure. It was a very important match for us.

"We don't expect for a second that it will be easy".

"It is a different game to Liverpool, it is away from home, but I think we can", he told reporters. Another really strong side.

Greatest goal of all time? We tried to play as good football as it's possible against an opponent like this. He'd had a calf problem [earlier this season] but we simply couldn't leave him out.

But on Monday Can got it spectacularly right, responding to a more forward role with a piece of individual brilliance that might just secure Liverpool Champions League qualification. But we needed him in those moments.

Can's marvellous strike was a moment of relief for Liverpool, who were beaten 2-1 by Crystal Palace last time out, after the Reds lost star playmaker Philippe Coutinho to injury early in the game.

Liverpool were nearly denied in injury time when Sebastian Prodl's fierce half-volley rattled the crossbar.

"I said to the boys after the game: 'If you want to kill me, that's a good way to try!' It's insane, it's insane, [it gave me] 500 million grey hairs!"

"I thought the boys really did well".

The introduction of 21-year-old Nigerian Isaac Success gave Watford some attacking fizz and Daryl Janmaat nearly caught Mignolet out with a curling effort from wide on the left. We'd already defended this situation so often.

It truly ranks as one of the contenders for goal of the season.

"He is a good boy, a good player and he deserves it", he added.

As per the report, Liverpool are well aware that they could lose the Brazilian global this summer, which in turn has sparked the Isco rumour into life again and the Spaniard certainly wouldn't be a bad replacement if Klopp is forced into making a key change to his line-up.

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