Emre Can scored a definite contender for goal of the season on Monday night, as Liverpool battled to a 1-0 win away at Watford to keep their top four hopes very much alive and kicking.
Overall, the game at Vicarage Road was a poor affair, not helped by the loss of an injured Philippe Coutinho early on.
Coutinho’s replacement, Adam Lallana, did go close on 41 minutes, with his superb first-ime volley cannoning back off the crossbar.
However, just before the break, Can scored a stunner, perfectly executing a magnificent overhead kick from a Lucas Leiva pass.
just..wow 👏👏 what a goal emre can.. pic.twitter.com/jPQOk3iFxj
— HANIS SURIATI (@Hanis_Suriati) May 1, 2017
Not surprisingly, the German midfielder was rather proud of his wonder-goal, saying:
That is the best goal I’ve ever scored.
I saw the space and I ran behind and my first thought was I wanted to head it, then I didn’t think too much.
Simple as that.
The hosts rarely threatened the Liverpool goal in the second-half, although Sebastien Prodl did hit the frame of the goal at the death when he should have scored.
However, the Reds were deserved winners overall, taking back a precious three points to Merseyside.
Jurgen Klopp and co. now find themselves in third spot, four points ahead of fifth-placed Manchester United, who have a game in hand.
As for Watford, they stay 13th, a healthy eight points clear of the drop-zone.