Unsurprisingly, Jürgen Klopp’s side bossed the possession but only mustered three shots on target to Watford’s two, and Foster felt the execution of the visitors’ gameplan was nearly rewarded.
“You know what to expect from Liverpool, they’re always going to have a fast start and be on top of you, shutting you down and harrying,” said the goalkeeper, who was making his 200th Watford appearance.
“They press from the front from the very first minute, but I thought we dealt with it all really well today. You can get sucked into a trap of just defending and just trying to sit back and soak it up as much as you can, but we weren’t happy to do that, we wanted to give it a go today.
“When we got the ball back we were trying to get forward as quickly as we can and hit them on the counter-attack as we know they play a high line. I’m really proud of the performance today, not just because we defended well but we gave it a go as well.”