Former Arsenal footballer Ray Parlour has stated that he celebrated Liverpool’s Premier League loss to Watford last weekend.
Watford defeated Liverpool 3-0 at Vicarage Road 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.
Parlour, who was apart of the Arsenal squad that finished the 2003-04 Premier League season unbeaten, celebrated Watford’s victory as it meant that Liverpool’s hopes of equalling Arsenal’s record disappeared.
Speaking to talkSPORT, Parlour said: “I had a few drinks that night, yeah!
“Records are there to be broken and I’m sure if a Liverpool player was in the same place I was they’d want us to lose as well! But it’s no big deal, really.
“I know it’s a very good record to have and I’m very proud of it, but the most important thing is winning the league and Liverpool are still going to do that.
“At the start of the season it’s all about winning the league title, it’s not about going unbeaten – that’s a bonus if that happens.
“I know Arsene Wenger said with our team that we could go unbeaten, but at the start of the season all Jurgen Klopp was interested in was winning the Premier League, which it looks like they’re going to do no problem, so it’s been an impressive season anyway.”
At the end of the day, it does not really matter that Liverpool won’t finish the season unbeaten. As long as Klopp’s side claim the Premier League title, that is all that will matter to the Anfield faithful.
Liverpool’s next Premier League clash is against Bournemouth at Anfield on Saturday. A win will take Liverpool within three games of the title.
Freelance sports journalist and Red from Melbourne. Currently an editor at Anfield Watch.