Liverpool’s roller coaster season hit another high point after the team was able to capitalize on all of their rivals dropping points this weekend. On Monday night, they snatched a 1-0 victory against Watford at Vicarage Road, thanks to a stunning goal from Emre Can.
The Reds now sit more comfortably in third place and, with only three games left in the season, once again have their top four fate in their own hands. Spirits are buoyed in players and fans alike as they prepare for the challenge of Southampton on Sunday.
A man who has plenty to smile about after another fantastic performance in goal, Simon Mignolet, spoke about the feeling amongst the players as they try to finish out the season on a high note.
“We’re hungry to play in the Champions League. We know what it means, not only for us, but also for the fans of the club,” he said.
“The history of this great club has been all about fighting at the top end of the Premier League and against the best teams in Europe.
“Everybody wants it so much and we’re going to keep fighting for it. We have three finals left to play.”
“It’s a massive win for us,” Mignolet continued, referring to the victory against Watford.
“We knew with the results all going our way at the weekend that we had to do our job.
“That meant there was more pressure on us because if we hadn’t done our job then the other teams dropping points wouldn’t have meant anything. But it was positive pressure and we kept our heads.”
Every game that Liverpool plays is always the most important until the next one comes along. Watford felt like a huge win, but that only heightens the pressure for the team to pick up another three points against Southampton.
The return of Adam Lallana is a huge boost, as is the fact that the knock that took Coutinho out of Monday’s game is not serious. But as ever, Liverpool like to make things hard for themselves, so we can only hold out breath and wait to see how the game turns out.