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Jurgen Klopp Left Surprised By Watford Defeat

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp admits his side weren’t good enough as they were swept aside 3-0 by Watford at Vicarage Road.

The Reds failed to create any chances in the first 45 minutes and were completely outplayed by Watford after the interval.

Ismaila Sarr netted twice in the second-half, before Troy Deeney sealed the win in the closing stages.

Liverpool remain 22 points clear at the top of the Premier League and are heading for their first top flight title in 30 years.

But the club’s unbeaten run this term is over- and Klopp admits his side weren’t at the races throughout the tie.

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Liverpool Unbeaten Streak Ends At Watford

Liverpool’s hopes of remaining unbeaten for an entire Premier League season were ended in sensational style by a rampant Watford at Vicarage Road.

Ismaila Sarr scored twice while captain Troy Deeney added a third in a sparkling second-half display from the hosts as Liverpool’s run of victories was brought to a shuddering halt.

The Reds had won their past 18 Premier League games and another at Vicarage Road would have made history as the longest winning run in the English top flight.

But they never got going against a Watford side who were superb from start to finish.

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Liverpool Seeing Success Off Pitch Too

Liverpool made a pre-tax profit of £42million last year despite a record £223m investment on players.

While that top line is well below the record £125m profit for the year ending May 2018, the rewards are being felt on the pitch with the club four victories away from winning their first league title in 30 years.

Figures released on Thursday for the financial year to May 31, 2019 incorporate the purchases of Alisson Becker (£65million), Naby Keita (£52.75m), Fabinho (£43.7m) and Xherdan Shaqiri (£13m).

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Liverpool Make It 18 Straight Premier League Wins

Jurgen Klopp hailed Liverpool’s history making side as their latest win took them into the record books – and put one hand on the Premier League.

A dramatic second half comeback enabled Liverpool to turn a 2-1 deficit against West Ham into a 3-2 victory.

They now need 12 points from 11 games to become champions, having won 26 of their 27 Premier League fixtures.

The triumph ensured they equalled Manchester City’s all-time record of 18 consecutive top flight wins (from 2017-18) and it also meant Liverpool matched their own all-time record of 21 straight victories at home, set between January and December 1972.

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Klopp Warns Atletico Of Intimidating Anfield

Jurgen Klopp has warned Atletico Madrid that Anfield will be as intimidating as the Wanda Metropolitano when Liverpool look to overturn a 1-0 loss from the Champions League last-16 first leg.

Saul Niguez’s fourth-minute strike was enough to give the Spanish side the advantage over the defending champions.

Madrid’s stadium was raucous on Tuesday with fans orchestrated by energetic Atletico manager Diego Simeone.

“Atletico fans who can a get ticket… ‘welcome to Anfield’,” said Klopp.

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Could Man City Be Stripped Of 2014 Premier League Title?

Manchester City’s top-flight triumph in 2014 could be chalked off if a Premier League investigation finds financial wrongdoing by the club, according to a report.

An investigation by UEFA’s Club Financial Control Body (CFCB) has already led to City being banned from European competition for the next two seasons, after the club allegedly overstated its sponsorship revenue.

City are set to take the case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport after releasing a statement saying they were “disappointed but not surprised” by the ruling.

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Klopp: “The Gap Is So Insane”

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Jurgen Klopp has acknowledged the distance between Liverpool and the rest of the league by saying what most fans think: It’s “insane” how much better the Reds are.

The Reds picked up a typically assured three points at the weekend, winning with a combination of solid defensive work and having enough attacking quality to take a chance.

It might have been a little closer than other games this season, but a win-to-nil has been a familiar scoreline when it comes to the Reds over the last few months.

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Klopp Delighted As Liverpool Kids Progress In FA Cup

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Absent Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was “delighted” as the youngest team in the club’s history beat Shrewsbury to reach the FA Cup fifth round.

Klopp decided to miss the fourth-round replay because it fell during the Premier League’s winter break.

A Reds side with an average age of 19 years and 102 days set up a tie at Chelsea with a 1-0 win.

“There was a message at half-time and at full-time [from Klopp],” said under-23s boss Neil Critchley.

“There was a message before the game that Chelsea away could be an opportunity for one or two of them and they put in a performance tonight.”

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Fenway Sports Back Klopp FA Cup Decision

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Jurgen Klopp has the full backing of the Liverpool hierarchy over his plan to stay away from his club’s FA Cup fourth-round replay with Shrewsbury.

Klopp said after Sunday’s 2-2 draw at the New Meadow that none of his first-team squad would be involved in next week’s game, which will be on either 4 or 5 February, in the middle of the first week of Liverpool’s winter break.

It is understood Klopp has already told his first-team squad they are free to spend next week as they like before returning to training on 10 February.

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Jurgen Klopp says he WON’T manage Liverpool in FA Cup replay

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Jurgen Klopp has said he will not take charge of the FA Cup replay against Shrewsbury, with Neil Critchley leading a youth side instead.

The Premier League Champions-Elect were expected to dominate at New Meadow, despite Klopp making 11 changes, but it proved to be the youngsters—and stand-in goalkeeper Adrian—who impressed the most.

Shrewsbury will now head to Anfield for a replay after the 2-2 draw on Sunday, with Klopp still yet to have progressed past the fourth round as Liverpool manager.

The replay is set to be held on February 5/6, disrupting the two-week ‘winter break’.