Liverpool player ratings: Salah enjoys dream debut but midfielders struggle at Watford

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A late Miguel Britos equaliser secured a share of spoils for Watford against Liverpool at Vicarage Road on Saturday, in what was a terrific encounter.

"It's very important to start the season with a point", Britos said.

The result followed Arsenal's entertaining 4-3 win over Leicester City at The Emirates on Friday night. "Might need to extend @BBCMOTD tonight".

In the opening minutes of the second half, LFC Twitter had grown dark.

Watford led twice in the first half as goals from Stefano Okaka and Abdoulaye Doucoure came either side of Sadio Mane's brilliant equalizer, and then a penalty call changed the game in the second half.

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Marco Silva is aiming to build another formidable home record at Vicarage Road as he prepares to start his Watford tenure against Liverpool. Just three minutes later Watford made it 2-1 with a Doucouré goal.

Mohamed Salah went down after being caught by Huerelho Gomes and Roberto Firmino scored the penalty kick to make it 2-2 and two minutes later Salah scored what looked like being the victor but Miguel Britos bundled home in stoppage time to make it 3-3.

Liverpool were level with Watford at 2-2.

Unfortunately for him, Miguel Britos scored an nearly identical goal to Watford's first in the dying moments of the game, earning his side a valuable point as the game ended 3-3.

Liverpool, who finished in fourth place in the Premier League table last season, will now turn their attentions to the first leg of their Champions League play-off clash against Hoffenheim on Tuesday night.

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