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…