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Watford 3, Liverpool 0: First Thoughts

Liverpool fail to show up, and mistakes at the back paired with attacking ineptitude doom them to an embarrassing defeat.

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Watford 3 Ake 3', Ighalo 15' , Ighalo 85'
Liverpool 0

  • Pregame thoughts: Solid lineup for Liverpool, especially in the attack. Roberto Firmino starts up top and will be supported by Philippe Coutinho and Adam Lallana. Lucas Leiva, Mamadou Sakho and Adam Bogdan enter the team.

  • Match starts as poorly as possible. Bogdan catches...and then drops...a simple cross. Watford capitalize and it's 1-0 inside three minutes.

  • 2-0. This is a bad day. A very bad day.

  • Now Skrtel is down. I feel obligated to say nice things to counterbalance all of the negativity. Coutinho put one on target, Henderson played a couple of nice diagonals, Liverpool have had some corners...
  • Skrtel back on, although that's only letting us breathe marginally easier.

  • Watford should have three. Bogdan an absolute mess.

  • Skrtel off with a hamstring problem. Klopp says f--- it and throws Origi on in his place. Attack! Attack! Attack!
  • Halftime thoughts: Yikes.
  • Liverpool look dangerous to start the second half. Origi's presence impactful.
  • Bogdan! Not only does he make a save, but he makes a top class save. Stops a one-on-one after a Sakho slip left him vulnerable.
  • Henderson close to cutting the deficit in half, but he's denied well by Gomes.
  • Benteke and Ibe on for Lallana and Firmino.
  • Ighalo. 3-0. One of the worst performances Liverpool have had since the end of the Hodgson era. Absolutely terrible.
  • Full time thoughts: Losing to Newcastle and drawing West Brom wasn't enough, apparently. Now it's a 3-0 defeat to Watford and this team has some serious questions.

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