Liverpool capitalised on their top four rivals dropping points by picking up a crucial victory away at Vicarage Road against a resolute Watford side. Midfielder Emre Can scored the game’s only goal as the Reds raced to 69 points on the Premier League table.
There was nothing ordinary about the strike, as Can latched on to a lofted pass by Lucas Leiva, before he hit a bicycle kick to rifle the ball into the back of the net. It was undoubtedly his best in Liverpool colours, and the fans absolutely loved it:
If Pogba scored that Emre Can goal, Sky Sports would dedicate a new channel for it and put it on every Premier League advert for a decade
— Footy Humour (@FootyHumour) May 1, 2017
Emre Can's incredible overhead kick to put Liverpool 1-0 up vs. Watford in pictures.
What a hit. pic.twitter.com/FCZ2DLRyFF
— Squawka News (@SquawkaNews) May 1, 2017
YES. EMRE. CAN. 🚲 pic.twitter.com/1okkpnGoJF
— B/R Football (@brfootball) May 1, 2017
— Linda Pizzuti Henry (@Linda_Pizzuti) May 1, 2017
Emre Can's wonderful goal vs Watford is better with the Titanic music… pic.twitter.com/F4UeXab4P0
— Better with Titanic (@TitanicOnThings) May 1, 2017
— SPORF (@Sporf) May 1, 2017
Emre Can's goal! Oh my word 👀 https://t.co/NT7L1jCMdn
— Futbol Agent (@Futbol_Agent_) May 1, 2017
Lovely goal from Emre Canhttps://t.co/b5oFBrhXiP
— Clickbait Facts (@ClickbaitFacts) May 1, 2017
— THE LFC POLL (@TheLFCPoll) May 1, 2017
Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney scored a similar goal a few years ago in the derby against Manchester City. The fans were quick to draw comparisons between the two strikes:
"There will never be a goal as good as this"
Emre Can: "Hold my beer" pic.twitter.com/yS31gDpyJD
— Gareth (@DierSituation) May 1, 2017
You have to admire this goal by Emre Can. Can't remember a better goal scored in the Premier League for the last decade. Absolutely amazing. pic.twitter.com/stChbt3IUN
— David. (@Rooney_esque) May 1, 2017
Emre Can wanted to do that since he was a little boy. Hold onto your dreams children. They can come True
— Men in Blazers (@MenInBlazers) May 1, 2017
Can he? You bet he can. Sensational goal from Emre Can.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) May 1, 2017
Emre Can You're A Badman 👊🏻👏🏻
— Ryan Kent (@ryankent) May 1, 2017
I AM PREGNANT BY NONE OTHER THAN EMRE CAN HIMSELF.
— LFC Fans Corner (@LFCFansCorner) May 1, 2017
Oh my god Emre Can goal of the season 👏🏼
— David Meyler (@DavidMeyler7) May 1, 2017
I TAKE BACK EVERYTHING NEGATIVE I HAVE EVER SAID ABOUT EMRE CAN. IM SO SORRY
— Ü (@ThoseScouseLads) May 1, 2017