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Klopp had plenty to cheer about after Liverpool's 3-0 victory at Watford..

Liverpool fans tried to lipread what Jurgen Klopp shouted after Firmino's Watford goal

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Jurgen Klopp had plenty of cause for celebration after Liverpool's 3-0 win over Watford on Saturday.

Despite a trying first-half, the Reds eventually broke the deadlock virtue of Mohamed Salah before goals from Trent Alexander-Arnold and Roberto Firmino wrapped up the three points.

Speaking after the game, Klopp expressed his pleasure by stating: "It was 3-0 and I don’t think any Liverpool supporter wants another result or another performance.

"It’s just exactly how it had be in our situation because we have to win football games week in, week out. I am really happy about the way [we did it].

"So, all good and I really think the players deserve it. Today they did a really good job and I like this game a lot because it was so difficult."

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Aside from the general happiness of winning, Klopp was visibly animated after Liverpool's third goal with Firmino ending something of a goal drought with an opportunistic header.

The Brazilian had gone eight Premier League games without a goal and questions were starting to be raised about his position in the team alongside Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.

Nevertheless, his goal sent a reminder to the doubters and extended his record to five goals in 18 appearances this season.

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What did Klopp shout?

And while Firmino celebrated in front of the travelling Liverpool supporters, the television cameras panned to Klopp's passionate celebration on the bench.

Fans saw the Liverpool manager excitedly fist-pumping, turning to his staff and seemingly shouting something in his delight.

Naturally, Liverpool fans were curious to find out what their manager exclaimed after Firmino's goal and some Kopites on Twitter have tried their hand at some amateur lip-reading.

Over 24 hours after the game and it seems the fanbase has come to a conclusion with Klopp appearing to shout 'what a f***ing counter.'

Take a look at the tweets, the footage and you be the judge:

You can see more of the reaction here.

There's no shortage of Liverpool fans convinced that Klopp shouted those four words.

Looking over the footage, it's the last utterance that's the most debatable but 'counter' could fit and would certainly make a lot of sense after the goal.

Liverpool extended their advantage to 3-0 on the break with Andrew Robertson galloping down the left wing and Mane being unlucky to see his original effort saved by Ben Foster.

And given Klopp's footballing philosophy, it wouldn't be surprising to see him so happy with a goal of such energy and attacking efficiency.

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Regardless of Klopp's exact wording, though, it goes to show exactly how impressed he was with Liverpool's performance and it sent a clear warning to rival teams.

The Reds have been criticised for their attacking play at times this season, yet the Watford performance suggests the front three is back to their best.

You can guarantee that Liverpool won't go down without a fight and Klopp will be wanting to cheer more than a counter-attack come May.

Where do you think Liverpool will finish this season? Have your say in the comments section below.

Topics:
Football
Sadio Mane
Roberto Firmino
Mohamed Salah
Jurgen Klopp
Premier League
Watford
Liverpool

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