Former Red Danny Murphy has stated that Liverpool will not be bothered about failing to remain unbeaten in the 2019-20 Premier League season.

Watford defeated Liverpool 3-0 at Vicarage Road on the weekend thanks to goals from Ismaila Sarr and Troy Deeney.

The loss was Liverpool’s first of the 2019-20 Premier League season, which means the talk of the Reds remaining unbeaten until May is now finished.

Despite the defeat, Liverpool still possess a 22-point lead at the top of the Premier League table.

Murphy believes that Jurgen Klopp’s side will not be bothered about failing to become Invincibles, as they still have the opportunity to eclipse the 100-point mark.

Murphy wrote in the Daily Mail: “There won’t be any tears in the Liverpool dressing-room about failing to become Invincibles. Being part of the first Liverpool team to be crowned English champions for 30 years will far overshadow that.

“And they still have plenty more statistics to chase – most notably eclipsing Manchester City’s 100 points. That’s an even greater achievement than remaining unbeaten because you have to win, rather than simply not lose.”

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WATFORD, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 29: Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool shakes hands with Alisson Becker of Liverpool following the Premier League match between Watford FC and Liverpool FC at Vicarage Road on February 29, 2020 in Watford, United Kingdom. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

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Murphy is correct. Sure, it would have been nice to see Liverpool remain unbeaten until the end of the season, but it was just not meant to be.

However, the main objective is to win the title, and that is all that matters. If Liverpool can gain above 100 points, that would simply be a bonus.

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