‘We bullied Liverpool, they didn’t fancy the fight,’ Watford star Troy Deeney tells talkSPORT

first_imgWatford captain Troy Deeney has told talkSPORT Liverpool were ‘bullied’ and ‘didn’t fancy the fight’ as the hungry Hornets claimed their fourth consecutive Premier League win on Sunday.Jurgen Klopp’s men were punished for their dismal display at Vicarage Road as the hosts netted twice in the opening 15 minutes and again after the break to seal a brilliant 3-0 victory On-loan Chelsea defender Nathan Ake opened the scoring after a mistake from Adam Bogdan with just two minutes on the clock, while Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo took his tally for the season up to 12 league goals with a fine brace.Joining Call Collymore following the triumph, striker Deeney said: “The most impressive thing about our performance today is that we bullied them. They just didn’t fancy the fight.“We scored after a few minutes which settled the nerves and then we dominated. Skrtel went off, he didn’t fancy it, and it was a great victory.“We’ve shown we’re not scared of anybody. We were written off by everybody at the start of the season. We’ve had all these questioned fired at us, ‘can we score goals, are we good enough for the Premier League, can we avoid relegation’, and we’ve answered them tenfold.”A hint of arrogance, maybe, but ultimately what Deeney said cannot be doubted – he and Ighalo ran the Liverpool defence ragged in a boisterous display.An unfit Martin Skrtel was forced off in the first-half with a hamstring problem, leaving midfielder Lucas to partner Mamadou Sakho – also only recently back from injury – in central defence and the Watford pair were all over them, and really should have made the scoreline even more embarrassing for the Reds.Not many would have expected a promoted team to boast 17 goals between their top frontmen, but his and Ighalo’s form comes as no surprise to Deeney.He added: “I’m not blowing my own trumpet, but me and Iggy are probably one of the strongest forward partners in the Premier League.“I’m surprised teams aren’t clocking on to the way we play, they’re still trying to play two centre-backs against me and Iggy. If you want to come tight on us, we’ll bully you and we can also run in behind.“Defences don’t like that nowadays, it’s all pretty passing football, they all want to play like Barcelona.”last_img read more

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