Liverpool floored as Watford clinch point in injury-time (Carra raps Klopp setup)

Published on: 12 August 2017

Liverpool were floored late on as Watford clinched a point with an injury-time equaliser to draw 3-3 at Vicarage Road on Saturday.

The Reds, without Barcelona target Philippe Coutinho due to a back injury, fell behind to Stefano Okaka's header.

Sadio Mane equalised with a clinical finish only for Abdoulaye Doucoure to restore the lead from close range.

Roberto Firmino's penalty made it 2-2 before Mohamed Salah thought he had won it only for Britos to equalise.

In Jurgen Klopp's 100th competitive game as Reds boss, Liverpool wasted a string of chances before Uruguay defender Britos headed over the line from close range.

Watford keeper Heurelho Gomes, who conceded the penalty after hauling down Salah, denied Alberto Moreno with a fingertip save.

Joel Matip also hit the bar and Dejan Lovren forced another good save from Gomes as the Reds dominated the closing stages until Watford's late leveller.

Reds legend Jamie Carragher said afterwards: “It's the set up from the manager. They concede the most goals out of anyone in the top six. Nothing has changed.

“He will help but on set pieces it is not about the defence. he way Liverpool set up set piece wise, it won't make a difference.

"(Virgil) Van Dijk goes in that team it means that Lovren or Matip comes out, he won't be in that position. If he was playing today, he'd have been in their position.

“One man is not going to do that (make a difference), the position of the full-backs in general play leaves the centre-backs exposed.

“Liverpool play so high and wide that they have a centre-back exposed there all the time. One player's not going to change that."