Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed that he was happy to see Liverpool’s chances of going the whole Premier League season unbeaten end against Watford.
Having won 27 of 28 games in the campaign after a nervy comeback win over West Ham, Jurgen Klopp‘s side travelled to face a Watford side who were in no mood to sit back against the runaway leaders.
Liverpool’s sloppy play in previous matches caught them up and the Reds were punished by Nigel Pearson’s side, who won 3-0 at Vicarage Road in one of the season’s standout games at the end of February.
Indeed, the result was a standout one for ex-Gunners boss Wenger, who is the only Premier League manager to have gone a full campaign unbeaten with his Arsenal side in 2003/04.
“We always like to be the only ones to achieve something.
“They (Liverpool) could really go all the way. But it shows that it’s difficult to repeat this feat. Anyway, that day, I had a lot of messages from Arsenal supporters.”
Liverpool followed that defeat up with another nervy result, coming from behind to beat Bournemouth at Anfield.
The Reds’ last match before football across the continent was shut down saw them dumped out of the Champions League by Atletico Madrid in a rare Anfield defeat for Klopp’s side.
The Premier League is expected to restart next month after an initial return to training this week and the leaders need two wins to be crowned champions.
In other news, top Liverpool target Timo Werner has been told that he could have an impact similar to Fernando Torres if he makes the move to Anfield.