Jurgen Klopp makes startling admission about Emre Can's goal vs Watford

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Most people can remember exactly where they were the time they saw a stunning goal like Emre Can's fly in. Certainly, those Watford fans behind the goal won't forget that they had a perfect view of his athletic shot hit the back of the net.

However, for poor old Jurgen Klopp, he'll have to dig a little deeper after he admitted that he missed it the first time around, having turned slightly too early to get the full effect.

On Monday night he saw his Liverpool side beat Watford 1-0 at Vicarage Road to keep their hopes of securing a top four finish alive and kicking.

Can's wonder goal was all that separated the two sides on the night, but the three points were all that mattered as the season heads towards its climax.

As it stands, the Reds are in third on 69 points, three ahead of Manchester City in fourth and four ahead of rivals United, who are in fifth.

It was far from being a vintage performance from Klopp's Liverpool, but the one highlight he admitting to missing after the game.

"I'd love to see the goal again, I turned a bit too early before it hit the back of the net," he told reporters after the game.

"We didn't train for a bicycle kick for Emre, but the pass from Lucas, the run from Emre - that was really nice."

Klopp also provided an update on the status of key playmaker Philippe Coutinho, who was taken off after 13 minutes through injury.

He revealed that the Brazilian suffered a dead leg, though he and the Liverpool medical staff are hopeful that he will be back in time to face Southampton this weekend.

Coutinho's inclusion against Claude Puel's men will be most welcome, after Klopp admitted that the race for Champions League football next season is far from over.

"We need to stay focused. We have pressure until the end of the season but that's a positive pressure," he added via the Daily Mail.

"It means we are fighting for something. So we'll do everything for the points we can get, but it won't be easy."

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