Andy Gray highlights Liverpool away game theory after Watford loss

Pundit Andy Gray believes Liverpool fans may be getting concerned over the lack of clinical finishing from the Reds in recent weeks.

Liverpool finally tasted defeat in the Premier League this season as they were beaten 3-0 by Watford at Vicarage Road.

Jurgen Klopp’s side did not find the net despite having seven shots at Ben Foster’s goal, though only one was on target.

The loss comes a few days after Liverpool were beaten 1-0 at Atletico Madrid despite having more chances than their opponents.

And Gray has noticed the trend in Liverpool’s finishing with the Reds travelling to Chelsea on Tuesday in the fifth round of the FA Cup.

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“I looked at recent results,” Gray said on beIN SPORTS.

“Against Norwich they were okay, got away with a 1-0, Mane comes on as a sub and gets a goal. You’re thinking ‘okay, that’s what champions do’.

“Then against West Ham, they were far from good, two goalkeeping errors and a fortunate third goal got them over the line again, and their ability and their will to do that.

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“Now I don’t know if there is a worrying trend here… against Atletico Madrid, who are a good side but Liverpool are the best in Europe at the moment, they created eight chances and didn’t hit the target in 90 minutes.

“Tonight, they had seven chances and one on target. In the last 180 minutes of football, away from Anfield, they’ve created 15 chances and hit the target once.

“That’s just two games so I don’t want Liverpool fans leaping all over this and saying you’re an Evertonian, I don’t know.”

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Liverpool boss Klopp had no excuses for the result with his side remaining 22 points clear at the top of the table.

The German said: ”They did exactly what they wanted to do, we did not. That's how football works.

"You have to accept it, it's not so easy, but it's the proof we were not good enough. It's always very difficult.

"If you win good, if you lose, try to do it in the right manner and do it like a man."

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