Gary Lineker mocks Arsenal after Liverpool’s unbeaten run is ended by Watford

Arsene Wenger's Arsenal Invincibles remain the only team to go an entire Premier League season unbeaten after Liverpool's defeat to Watford
Arsene Wenger’s Invincibles remain the only team to go an entire Premier League season unbeaten (Picture: AP/Getty)

Gary Lineker joked that Arsenal enjoyed their ‘best result of the season’ after Watford ended Liverpool’s unbeaten run with a stunning 3-0 win at Vicarage Road.

Liverpool have had an imperious start to the campaign and were threatening to match Arsene Wenger’s 2003/04 ‘Invincibles’ team after going 44 games without suffering a single defeat in the Premier League.

However, Jurgen Klopp’s men produced a strangely lacklustre performance against a spirited Watford side on Saturday who came out all guns blazing with a dominant second-half performance.

An inspired Ismaila Sarr scored a quickfire double to put the Hornets in the driving seat before Troy Deeney capitalised on Trent Alexander-Arnold’s misplaced backpass to put the hosts out of sight.

Arsenal’s official Twitter account sent a classy message to Liverpool shortly after Watford’s victory, congratulating their rivals on a phenomenal run of results in the English top flight.

England legend and Match of the Day host Lineker chimed in with his own take on Twitter, hailing Watford’s win as Arsenal’s standout result of the campaign.

‘Definitely Arsenal’s best result of the season. #invincibles,’ he told his 7.5 million followers.


Sarr scored a six-minute brace for Watford at the start of the second half
Sarr scored a six-minute brace for Watford at the start of the second half (Picture: Getty)

Later of Match of the Day, Lineker said: ‘Great performance [from Watford], no question about that. As good as Watford were, though, Liverpool had an off day.

‘But it’s not very often that everybody has an off day!

‘They’re still miles clear, 22 points clear. It’s a blip, a gentle little reminder perhaps that football ain’t that easy.’

Klopp believes the defeat could ease the pressure on Liverpool's players
Klopp believes the defeat could ease the pressure on Liverpool’s players (Picture: Getty)

Alan Shearer added: ‘They had the attitude today that they can just turn up to a game and it’s gonna happen.

‘That’s never the attitude to have in football because you’ll get turned over as they did today.

‘It’s a bad day at the office but they will be back.’

Klopp speculated that Liverpool’s defeat could prove to be a positive for his players as they will no longer be worrying about their unbeaten record.

‘The most important thing is congratulations to Watford, well deserved,’ the German said.

‘In the first half there were football things that didn’t work out for us and overall we didn’t create enough and that’s what leads to a defeat but it’s just one football game and we have to admit that Watford was the better team.’

Asked if he cared that Liverpool could no longer repeat Arsenal’s feat of 2003/04, he replied: ‘Not really, because I don’t think you can break records because you want to break records.

‘You break records because you are 100 per cent focused on each step.

‘It was clear that at some time we would lose a game. We didn’t wait for it but it was clear that it would happen. Tonight it happened.

‘I see it rather positive. Because from now on we can play free football again. We don’t have to defend or try to get the record we just can try to win football games again.’

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