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Britos late show denies Liverpool winning start

Sunday, 13 August 2017 12:08
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WATFORD (United Kingdom),  August 12: Miguel Britos added to Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp's frustrations with an added-time equaliser that ensured Watford salvaged a point following a 3-3 draw at Vicarage Road on Saturday.

Klopp had spent the previous 24 hours handling the fall-out from Philippe Countinho's transfer request after the club rejected Barcelona's £90 million ($117.1 million, 99 million euros) bid for the Brazil playmaker.

Liverpool remain adamant Coutinho will not leave and it looked like Klopp might find relief from the saga when debutant Mohamed Salah gave the visitors the lead after they had twice come from behind.

Sadio Mane's 29th-minute effort had cancelled out Stefano Okaka's eighth-minute header, only for Abdoulaye Doucoure to immediately restore the home side's lead.

Liverpool, who were without Coutinho, were back level in the 55th minute through Roberto Firmino's penalty.

But with Salah's 57th-minute goal looking as though it would be decisive, Britos bundled the ball home deep in stoppage time after Simon Mignolet had pushed Richarlison's shot against the bar. (AFP)


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