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Liverpool left to rue Miguel Britos’s offside equaliser for Watford

The expression on Jürgen Klopp’s face as Watford celebrations broke out all around him said it all. A testing 24 hours for Liverpool, dominated by Philippe Coutinho’s emailed transfer request, ended with the sort of injury-time equaliser that drives managers insane. Miguel Britos, looking at least a yard offside, bundled the ball home from a corner in the 93rd minute, denying Liverpool the victory that would have brought some much-needed respite during the Coutinho saga.

Looking on with a mixture ofincredulity and bemusement, Klopp could have been forgiven for thinking that the world was conspiring against him as a spirited Watford side found parity. The fact that the goal should not have stood and also arrived from a corner – Liverpool’s achilles heel last season and also the source of Watford’s opener – deepened the sense of frustration.

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