Liverpool’s Monday night clash with Watford needed livening up – and Emre Can has delivered in spades.
Jurgen Klopp’s side are looking to consolidate their position in among the Premier League’s top four, but were making hard work of it in a tough encounter at Vicarage Road.
The visitors came close to breaking deadlock courtesy of substitute Adam Lallana, who saw his dipping volley come down off the crossbar – but much better was to follow.
With the game petering out towards half time scoreless, Lucas played a hopeful ball into the box, and Emre Can decided that now was the time to attempt this:
The German international showed tremendous athleticism to carry out an overhead kick that sailed into Gomes’ top corner, giving the Brazilian no chance.
Liverpool went into the half-time break a goal to the good, halfway towards another vital three points on the road to Champions League qualification.
The only blot on proceedings so far has been the loss of Philippe Coutinho to injury, but the extent of the playmaker’s knock is not yet known In the meantime, being able to call upon the returning Lallana came at just the right time for Klopp and his side.
— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) May 1, 2017
HT Emre Can scored an overhead kick. That’s all you need to know.
— Ian Doyle (@IanDoyleSport) May 1, 2017
— Luis Garcia (@LuchoGarcia14) May 1, 2017
Can he? You bet he can. Sensational goal from Emre Can.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) May 1, 2017
EMRE CAN F*CK YEAH! COMING AGAIN TO SAVE THE MOTHERF*CKING DAY!
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) May 1, 2017