By Izuchukwu Okosi:
Super Eagles forward Isaac Success started from the bench in Watford’s 1-0 Premier League home defeat at Vicarage Road on Monday night against Liverpool, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
Midifelder Emre Can scored a fantastic acrobatic first half goal for Jurgen Klopp’s side to claim a slim but vital win which keeps the Reds in their hunt for Champions League spot..
Manager Walter Mazarri called former Granada forward Success to action in the 73rd minute for his 19th Premier League game of the season, seventeen of them coming off the bench.
The Nigerian international scored once in those appearances last October.
Liverpool were rocked by a fifth minute injury to playmaker Phillipe Coutinho who was replaced by Adam Lallana.
Watford’s Miguel Angel Britos Cabrera was not able to carry on after picking up a knock and was replaced by Christian Kabasele.
Lallana almost put Liverpool ahead three minutes before the break when he cracked a left-footed volley from just outside the box that brushed the left post. It was an incredible shot and Watford goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes was lucky not to concede a goal at that moment.
However Gomes’ luck ran out in the second minute of the three minutes added time when Can pounced on a Lucas Leiva chipped pass and scored a spectacular overhead kick.
Sebastian Prodl almost equalised for Watford but his shot hit the bar in added time.
Liverpool remain third in the table with 69 points and Watford sit 10 places behind with 40 points, 28 of them secured at home.