Steve Watson says that Liverpool have annoyed him and his team-mates so much after the blues were defeated at Anfield, that they intend to win all their games between now and the end of the season. “We’ve got eight games and we need to go full throttle on every one.”
Watson arrived on the pitch with around ten minutes to go on Sunday, after being out for some time for Everton. “We need to go out and play positive football and win as many games as we can – we’ve got some tough matches coming up,” he admitted.
Liverpool had been forced into using all their subsitutes before half-time due to injuries, and also had a much-less-than-fit Luis Garcia forced to play until the end despite getting an injury. Once Baros was sent off and Everton pulled one goal back, it looked more and more likely that fate was trying to force Liverpool into a defeat. At the end of the game the Liverpool players were happy to have come through a strong test of character.
Watson didn’t see the celebrations that way: “We’ve still got United and Arsenal to play and to be honest seeing how Liverpool were after the game on Sunday and their celebrations at the end make us want to get that fourth spot even more now.” Watson perhaps fails to realise that for around the last 20 years or so Everton have had very little more than derby-day victories to cheer – and certainly would have been celebrating just as much had they somehow managed to win on Sunday.