Watford strike late to hold shaky Liverpool to thrilling 3-3 draw

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Watford strike late to hold shaky Liverpool to thrilling 3-3 draw

Liverpool and Watford played out a goal-packed, all-action thriller at Vicarage Road this afternoon, as a late header from defender Miguel Britos earned a point for the plucky home side. It is about to nestle in at the back post, but new signing Mohamed Salah makes sure by thrashing the ball in from all of two yards out to make it 3-2 for the visitors.

Mumbai: The new season of Premier League is about to begin and once again the Liverpool fans will be hoping for good season under manager Jurgen Klopp, who has influenced the high octane style of football from the time he took charge at Anfield.

Chelsea and Manchester City are among the other big clubs in action on Saturday.

The Reds looked as though they had put all speculation and uncertainty over Philippe Coutinho's future to one side to win their opening Premier League clash - only for Britos to head home from point-black range in the dying moments to seal a 3-3 draw. "He needs to see it", said Klopp. It's obvious because the linesman is on the line. "No direction in the game first half, much better second half". We passed but we couldn't see what we actually wanted.

Whether the Brazilian makes his £90m move to Barcelona or not appears immaterial now, with the manager already looking ahead to a long season with the rest of his squad.

Liverpool had a good pre-season, losing only one of eight games - and that on penalties to Atletico Madrid - while recording an impressive 3-0 victory over Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena.

Jose Holebas sent in a flawless delivery that was met by Stefano Okaka, who, unmarked, headed home from yards out.

Marco Silva's men took the lead early on from a corner with Stefano Okaka heading in.

Yet Liverpool were hit by another sucker punch just three minutes later, as they failed to clear a low cross by Tom Cleverley which left midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure with a simple tap-in.

But even Liverpool legends Jamie Carragher and Jamie Redknapp couldn't agree on who - or what - is to blame for an appalling record. However, they have to go through Spurs chairman Daniel Levy, who is likely to prove even more hard to negotiate with than Liverpool, especially given the fact that the Danish worldwide signed a new four-year contract extension in September last year.

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