LONDON (AP): Liverpool slumped to a 3-0 defeat at Watford in the Premier League yesterday, while managerless Swansea drew 0-0 at home to West Ham at the Liberty Stadium. Liverpool now trail the Champions League places by five points after their latest loss, while Swansea stayed in the relegation zone after taking a point. Watford took the lead at Vicarage Road after only three minutes. Nathan Ake poking in after stand-in Liverpool goalkeeper Adam Bogdan, replacing the injured Simon Mignolet, dropped a corner. Odion Ighalo then netted twice, with a composed finish in the 15th, before heading in unmarked in the 85th as Liverpool were punished for a stagnant and unimaginative performance. Manager Jurgen Klopp felt his side’s reaction to conceding early contributed to the rest of their display. “We lost our minds after the first goal; we lost our compact formation,” Klopp said. “The reaction has to be better. We came here to do something really different than what you saw. Hopefully, it is the most disappointing moment in my whole Liverpool FC life from now on.” NO WORRY FOR WATFORD Liverpool failed to offer anything in attack that worried Watford, which played at a higher tempo and with more attacking intent throughout the encounter. The victory is their fourth in a row in the Premier League and leaves them only a point behind Tottenham in fourth, on 28. “We are fighting a lot; we are very competitive,” Watford manager Quique Sanchez Flores said. “I feel completely happy with the performance and the players. We are playing against amazing teams, but we control the matches.” In Wales, Swansea missed some good chances in the first half against West Ham as theyfailed to claim the victory that would have lifted them out of the relegation zone. Andre Ayew, Ki Sung-yueng and Jack Cork failed to convert opportunities as Swansea stayed in the bottom three, two points adrift of safety. West Ham substitute Enner Valencia almost won it for the visitors late on, but his strike was tipped over the bar by Lukasz Fabianski as Slaven Bilic’s side settled for their third straight goalless draw. Swansea caretaker manager Alan Curtis challenged his team to be more ruthless in attack. “We can all see that we are lacking a cutting edge,” Curtis said. “At least we looked like a Swansea City team again, but we need to find something in the final third.”
Roma Sampdoria vs Roma postponed after weather alert Russell Greaves Last updated 2 years ago 03:52 9/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Roma Sampdoria v Roma Club Friendlies Serie A Sampdoria With an ‘orange’ weather alert issued in Genoa, the city council decided to call off Saturday’s fixture against Eusebio Di Francesco’s team Roma’s Serie A clash at Sampdoria has been postponed amid the threat of severe weather in Genoa on Saturday.The decision to call the match off was taken by the city council after an ‘orange’ weather warning was issued.Roma 14/1 to win Serie A title Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Forecasts showed heavy rainfall in the area from 1400 local time, with the match at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris scheduled to kick off at 2045.The news means Eusebio Di Francesco’s squad will have extra time to prepare for the visit of Atletico Madrid in the Champions League on Tuesday.OFFICIAL Due to expected heavy rain in Genoa tomorrow, our game against Sampdoria has been postponed. More to follow. #ASRoma #SampRoma pic.twitter.com/93SJmDpqSI — AS Roma English (@ASRomaEN) September 8, 2017 Roma also delivered an update on the fitness of new signing Patrik Schick, who would not have been in line to face his former club after scans on Friday revealed an oedema in his left quadriceps. He will undergo further tests in the next two days.