Emre Can called his wondergoal at Watford the best of his career after Liverpool took another step towards a top-four finish with a 1-0 win.
Can’s goal in first-half stoppage time was all that separated the sides, but his acrobatic bicycle kick was worthy of deciding any match.
“I have never scored a goal like that, just when I was younger,” he said on Sky Sports. “It was a very important match for us.”
After Lallana’s fine ball control on the touchline, Lucas delicately chipped the ball into the area and Can twisted to fire into the top left of the net.
“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 and I scored a beauty like that,” he said.
After draws for Manchester City and Manchester United, Liverpool’s top-four fate is in their own hands—and they are guaranteed Champions League football if they win their remaining three matches.
“Everything is in our hands.”
“If we win the three games we are in the Champions League.
“I think we are confident enough. We have a good team and if we perform how we can perform then we can play in the Champions League.”