Jurgen Klopp attempted to look for positives following Liverpool's 3-0 loss against Watford.
Liverpool had not lost in 44 matches, and were riding an 18-game win streak into the match.
“The most important thing is congratulations to Watford, well deserved,” said Klopp. “The first half there were football things that didn’t work out for us and overall we didn’t create enough and that’s what leads to a defeat. But it’s just one football game and we have to admit that Watford was the better team.”
Klopp added that he's relieved that his side no longer have to play under the scrutiny of chasing Arsenal's "Invincibles" season.
"I don’t think you can break records because you want to break records. You break records because you are 100% focused on each step.
“It was clear that at some time we would lose a game. We didn’t wait for it but it was clear that it would happen. Tonight it happened. I see it rather positive. Because from now on we can play free football again. We don’t have to defend or try to get the record we just can try to win football games again.”