Watford defender Christian Kabasele has revealed how the Hornets handed Liverpool their first Premier League defeat this season.
Prior to the shock 3-0 defeat to Watford, Liverpool looked like emulating Arsenal by going unbeaten in the league.
But a brace from Ismaila Sarr and Troy Deeney saw Liverpool drop all three points at Vicarage Road.
And Kabasele insists it was no fluke after pre-match analysis had shown that Liverpool’s high-pressing, full-throttle attack can allow gaps to open up in defense.
“We believed in ourselves the week before,” Kabasele who joined Watford in 2016, told CNN Sport.
“All the training, all the preparation for the game, we were thinking that they will lose one game at one moment of the season, so why not (to) us? Especially at (our home) stadium, where we beat Man United, we drew against Arsenal and Tottenham.
“We noticed that they commit a lot of players in attack so maybe at some moments we would have a one-on-one situation with their defender or maybe we would have a lot of space in behind.
“And when you see our second goal that’s how we scored — a simple pass in behind the defense, after (which) Ismaila Sarr did the job,” Kabasele said.
Kabasele and his Watford teammates still have a lot to do as they currently occupy 17th spot, just above the relegation zone.
On Wednesday, Liverpool suffered yet another defeat after they lost 3-2 to Atletico Madrid, in their Champions League second leg round of 16 tie at Anfield.
Atletico came from 2-0 down to win and progress into the last eight 4-2 on aggregate.
Aside losing to Atletico and Watford, Liverpool had lost to Napoli in the Champions League group stage, Chelsea in the FA Cup and Aston Villa in the League Cup.
Liverpool still top the Premier League table on 82 points and are a massive 25 points ahead of second-placed Manchester City.
The Reds are on the verge of winning their first league title since 1990.
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