Silva hails Hornets comeback

12 August 2017 11:33:53 EST

Marco Silva, in his first game as Watford boss, said his side's comeback to draw with Liverpool was deserved reward.

The Hornets had led twice in the match and were 2-1 up at half-time.

We need to show this attitude and commitment in all our games.

Marco Silva

However two goals in two minutes for Jurgen Klopp's side looked like giving them the three points only for Miguel Britos to score in the third minute of injury time.

Silva, in charge at Vicarage Road after leaving relegated Hull at the end of last season, said the equaliser was just reward for his side.

He said: "I think it's a fair result. We had a very good first half, a good intensity like I wanted.

"I didn't like the first 25 minutes of the second half. We expected a good reaction from Liverpool but we needed to be better. We made mistakes. But we reacted well.

"Our fans pushed our players on. We had some small injuries. We need to show this attitude and commitment in all our games."

Stefano Okaka gave the Hornets the lead with a header on eight minutes only for Sadio Mane to equalise.

Abdoulaye Doucoure regained Watford's lead after half an hour and they were to take that lead into the interval, but a Roberto Firmino penalty restored parity and the Reds were immediately ahead, through new signing Mohamed Salah.

However, Liverpool had looked vulnerable in defence throughout and, deep into injury time they failed to clear a corner and Britos took advantage to ensure the Hornets took something from the game.

Watford travel to Bournemouth for their first away game of the new season and are 14/5 for the win. Eddie Howe's side are 21/20 with the draw priced at 13/5.

The Hornets are 12/1 to win 1-0.

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