Watford captain Troy Deeney told his injured team-mate Gerard Deulofeu he would win the game against Liverpool for him, during the half-time break.

The Spanish winger had to be substituted mid-way through the first-half after he twisted his knee in a challenge with Virgil Van Dijk, which was later revealed to be an anterior cruciate ligament injury.

The former Barcelona man is now set to miss the remainder of the season and after the game Deeney revealed that he promised a victory to his stricken team-mate at the interval on Saturday and was delighted to be proven a man of his word.

"Deulofeu doesn't look great, we wish him all the best, we wish his family well," said Deeney.

"Unfortunately this is the game that we play. If it's what we think it is then it's going to be a real tough one and we wish him well.

"I said to him at half-time 'we're going to win this for you' and thankfully we did, thankfully I'm a man of my word today."

The skipper said Watford were influenced by Tyson Fury's recent win over Deontay Wilder in their approach to the match, as they went on the front foot and took the game to Liverpool.

However, Deeney is all too aware there is still a job to be done and is refusing to get overly excited, despite being the only team in the Premier League to beat Jurgen Klopp's men this season.

"We took heed from Tyson Fury, we thought we were going to go on the front foot and have it out with them," said Deeney.

"We were good, they were a little bit off, let's not act like they were at their best, and we took our chances as and when they presented themselves.

"It's three points, we don't get an extra point for beating Liverpool, we don't get out the bottom three and that's it, we're done. It's ten games and we've got to graft away. It is what it is.

"I wouldn't look at this game in a month's time or two month's time if we're relegated and go, 'oh remember that win against Liverpool?'

"There's no point being excited and overly flamboyant with it, it's just a win, isn't it. I don't want to get carried away, I know what's coming from Palace. We've got to roll our sleeves up and prepare to get dirty."