26 Dec

Watford win shows just how confident we are, says Liverpool defender

first_img Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January The Reds ended up comfortable winners but were made to work for it This was Alexander-Arnold’s second Premier League goal Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card 4 no dice huge blow Trent Alexander-Arnold cited Liverpool’s sky-high confidence as the main reason behind their ruthless victory at Watford on Saturday.The right-back scored a wonderful free-kick as the Reds ran out 3-0 winners – keeping them in touch with Premier League leaders Manchester City, who beat West Ham 4-0. “Before the game me, Hendo (Henderson), Millie (James Milner), everyone was joking about who would take it (his free kick),” Alexander-Arnold added.“I think Hendo wants one so he stepped up with the ball in his hand. Then he passed it to me because the gaffer said before the game that me and Shaq (Xherdan Shaqiri) would be on them.“So that’s why when you look back at it, me and Hendo had a little moment together when we celebrated as a bit of a joke.“It’s always good to be able to score and contribute to a win; we were happy to get the win first and foremost.” 4 tense Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? “We are not going to concede that many goals – and the forwards can score the goals. As long as we keep that belief then I’m sure we will keep getting these types of results.“In the first half we found it quite tough but we managed to keep them out and we knew if we kept going we would get a good chance at goal ourselves. That came in the second half and the later it went on, the better it was for us to break them down.”Salah opened the scoring from close range after 67 minutes but only after Watford were denied a penalty when Andy Robertson felled Will Hughes in the box.Alexander-Arnold doubled the lead before Firmino headed in with a minute left. Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars gameday cracker center_img shining 4 Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City deals The youngster said Jurgen Klopp put him and Xherdan Shaqiri on free-kick duty Watford were unfortunate not be awarded a penalty when the scores were level Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury REVEALED Liverpool player ratings for win over WatfordWatford sit ninth in the table and are winless in three games but boss Javi Gracia remains unconcerned.He said: “I feel in all the games we have played so far we have competed well and in the last two games there were some decisions that made us feel a little bit unlucky.“If we keep the same attitude and way of work every day I don’t have any doubt we will be able to win.” Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT REVEALED 4 Latest Premier League News Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino also netted in the second-half to extend Liverpool’s unbeaten start in the league to 13 games.Reds skipper Jordan Henderson was dismissed before Firmino’s third and will now miss next week’s Merseyside derby.Liverpool are on 33 points – a Premier League record for the club at this stage of the season and have conceded just five goals.“That’s just the confidence that we have got at the minute,” the England right-back told the club website.last_img read more