Even though it was a whitewash away defeat against Liverpool today (December 14), newly appointed Watford manager Nigel Pearson is remaining positive about the team’s future.
Pearson went into the game at Anfield looking for the right values and had high aspirations for the boys to work hard to rectify the team’s situation.
The game started steady and the Hornets had a nice spell of possession, with Ismaïla Sarr whipping in a lovely ball into the box, however Forward Troy Deeney couldn’t reach it.
In the first half Christian Kabasele displayed a couple of brilliant last-ditch challenges to deny the hosts getting through in the early stages.
Étienne Capoue broke down the right and cut back to Abdoulaye Doucouré but he miscued his efforts, leaving Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah to score the team’s first goal of the game.
After half time, Liverpool wasted no time, with Salah scoring their second goal, however after a VAR check the goal was ruled out for being offside.
In the 75th minute, Deeney was substituted for Andre Gray, however the Forward didn’t make much difference, as Salah scored his final goal, flicking it in from close range.
After the match Will Hughes said: “We did so well for most of the match. You might say we were unlucky, but you’ve got to score the chances you create or you’ll get punished, as we did today.”
Pearson said: “People will have seen the improvement and while we’ve made mistakes, there was plenty about us.
“That will serve us well for the fight ahead.”
Watford’s next game is back at Vicarage Road against Man United on December 22.