Will Hughes felt Watford were unlucky in their defeat to Liverpool and said the team have to start scoring goals in order to turn their fortunes around.

A number of clear chances fell the Hornets' way in their Merseyside loss, but they were still unable to find the net.

After the game, the former Derby County man told the club website that, although there were signs of improvement, there is still work to be done.

“We don’t want to come here and say, ‘We’ve only lost 2-0 so it’s good’, we want to come here and get something,” he said.

“If you watch the whole game then we’ve not necessarily deserved it but we’ve come here with a game plan and we’ve implemented that.

“We’ve created good chances away at Anfield, which is good in itself, but you can't expect to come away with something if you don’t put them away.

“If I could [figure out why we’re not scoring] then we’d be scoring a lot more.

"It’s difficult, there’s good goalkeeping, good defending at times, but we’ve got a lot to build on today."

Hughes was one of those players responsible for missing a chance, after he scuffed his shot wide of the mark from the edge of the area in the first-half.

After the game, the midfielder analysed his performance and said he enjoyed playing in a deeper role than usual.

“I’m not known for my goalscoring, I got into a good position, but I snatched at it a bit. Again, I should have done better, so it’s one of them,” he said about his miss.

“I thought I did a job, asked to play a bit of a deeper role but as long as I’m on the pitch I’m happy and I know I’m going to help the team.

“I enjoyed it, I’m not the best goal scorer so maybe it suits me, the deeper role, where I can do the dirty side as well.”

Looking ahead to the rest of the season, Hughes sees enough in the performance at Liverpool to be optimistic, but knows they have to convert good performances into wins.

However, he believes there is enough time left for them to do that.

“It’s downbeat whenever you lose a game and we’re in a tough position at the moment. We can’t keep saying we deserve something; we have to go out and win games,” he said.

“But we have to look at the positives, we’ve come here against a Liverpool team who are on absolute fire and we’ve given them a good game.

“We’re bottom of the table so there’s a whole host of little things that have to change on the pitch and hopefully with the new gaffer we can start doing that.

“It’s not even half the season gone yet, we’re in a very difficult position and we know that, but we’ve got the quality. So as long as the commitment and work rate is there, we will start turning it around.”