Liverpool boosted their chances of finishing in the top four with a 1-0 win over Watford at Vicarage Road.
Emre Can scored a stunner as the Reds took full advantage of Manchester City, Manchester United and Arsenal all dropping points.
Liverpool were hit with a blow in the early exchanges of their match against Watford as Philippe Coutinho was forced off with an injury in the 13th minute.
The Brazilian went down with what appeared to be a dead leg. He attempted to continue but couldn’t and was replaced by Adam Lallana.
You would have thought that seeing Coutinho depart will have had an uplifting impact on Walter Mazzarri’s players, but it really didn’t.
Instead, Liverpool pushed in search of an opener and it came in truly brilliant fashion.
Lucas Leiva and Can aren’t usually associated with scoring but they combined to score one of the best goals of the season.
In first half injury time, the Lucas spotted Can bursting into the box and pinged the ball forward. With his back to goal, Can decided not to control the ball and instead attempted an audacious overhead kick.
It paid off brilliantly. The ball looped over Heurelho Gomes and into the back of the net.
VIDEO: CAN SCORED A STUNNER
It was truly spectacular. Check it out below.
Emre Can what have you done! 😮 🙌pic.twitter.com/l6C7tGkUi5
— TheFootballRepublic (@TheFootballRep) May 1, 2017
Can’s worldie promoted some brilliant responses on Twitter. Gary Lineker wrote: “Can he? You bet he can. Sensational goal from Emre Can.”
Can he? You bet he can. Sensational goal from Emre Can.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) May 1, 2017
The Reds pushed in search of a second in the second half. Lallana missed a good opportunity when Can played him through, sending his effort wide of the target.
But Jurgen Klopp’s side did enough.
FIRMINO TRIED AN AUDACIOUS MOVE
Roberto Firmino was relatively quiet throughout the match, although he attempted an audacious move in the first half.
The Brazilian forward performed what can only be known as a no-look dribble. Firmino attempted to fool Adrian Mariappa by looking away, only to knock the ball past him.
It amounted to nothing, but it was still a pretty rare skill. Check it out below.
VIDEO: FIRMINO’S NO LOOK DRIBBLE
— Prof. Mark Flenders (@ZiccardiFede) May 1, 2017