Liverpool beat Watford 1-0 in EPL with Can highlight goal


Published 5:43 p.m. ET May 1, 2017 | Updated 1 hour ago

WATFORD, England (AP) — Liverpool improved its bid to secure a Champions League spot by beating Watford 1-0 in a largely forgettable English Premier League match on Monday.

Only Emre Can made this one memorable, by meeting a Lucas Leiva cross with a bicycle-kick score in first-half stoppage time.

“I have never scored a goal like that, maybe when I was younger. That is the best goal I’ve ever scored,” Can said.

“I saw the space and I ran behind and my first thought was that I wanted to head it, then I didn’t think too much.”

League rivals Manchester City, Manchester United, and Arsenal dropped points in the race for a top four position, so a win was vital for Liverpool, which has struggled against teams in the bottom half.

The Reds moved four points clear of fifth-placed United, though they have played an extra game.

“Everything is in our hands,” Can said. “If we win the three…

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