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Jurgen Klopp was furious during the first half against Watford

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Jurgen Klopp cut a frustrated figure during Liverpool's woeful first half against Watford at Vicarge Road this afternoon.

The German coach, who has been hailed for breathing a new lease of life into the Reds after their decline under former boss Brendan Rodgers, could barely contain his rage as he first watched Nathan Ake pounce after an error from goalkeeper Adam Bogdan, who was making his Premier League debut for the club, and a fine strike from in-form forward Odion Ighalo well before the break.

Aside from Liverpool's all round poor performance, the former Borussia Dortmund man took exception to the efforts of midfielders Emre Can and Lucas Leiva.

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Klopp's heart must have been in his mouth when Bogdan committed another error by opting to punch the ball in the area, which then ricocheted off his own player and almost gifted Troy Deeney a third goal.

To make matters even worse for the Merseyside club, defender Martin Skrtel was forced from the pitch before half-time with a back injury, to be replaced by striker Divock Origi in an attempt to get Klopp's side going with time running out.

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With Dejan Lovren also sidelined through injury, Liverpool look short of defensive options heading into the busy festive period which could shape their season.

Going into the game, Liverpool were five points adrift of rivals Tottenham in fifth place, however as it stands it looks unlikely that they will be able to close that gap or capitalise on Manchester United's loss against Norwich yesterday.

You can check out Klopp's angry reaction on the sidelines by clicking here.

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