Fair play, Watford. Liverpool finally fell to their first defeat of the season this weekend when The Reds were thoroughly bested by a defiant Hornets side. There can be no complains, just reflection. We take a look at three silver linings from the Liverpool defeat at Watford:
Pressure is off
Whilst Jürgen Klopp and his players consistently stuck to the line that they weren’t thinking about that record in particular, it will of course have played in the back of the lads’ minds.
As the season wore on and the invincibles title drew closer, the pressure grew on the players – we saw this in recent performances.
Now that the streak is over, the squad can play with a newfound relaxation – the pressure is off, they don’t have to worry about the invincibles record, just go out and play.
It was fun while it lasted
44 games. The second longest unbeaten run in the history of league football.
The Reds should be immensely proud of their achievement. We had some fun along the way: the late rescue against Aston Villa, the battering of Manchester City.
It was fun while it lasted.
Mind the gap
It’s important to remember that in the grand scheme of the season, one league defeat does not matter one bit.
Liverpool are still going to win the league by a country mile.
The Reds’ rivals will have a field day on Twitter, this has been the best result of their season.
However, nothing can stop the inevitable, Liverpool will soon be crowned Premier League champions, one defeat won’t be changing that.