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Watford need to keep on buzzing, warns Gomes

By Staff Reporter

Watford keeper Heurelho Gomes has warned his team-mates they cannot afford to sleep if they are to finish the job they have started in such style.

The Hornets secured their seventh victory of the league season - and their third on the trot - with Saturday's 1-0 win at Sunderland, and have now amassed 25 points from their opening 16 fixtures to give themselves every chance of staying in the top flight.

But as they prepare for a run of games which sees them pitched into battle with Liverpool, Chelsea, Tottenham and Manchester City, Gomes (right) is adamant they cannot relax.

"The target is to finish as high as we can in the table as it's not finished yet," the goalkeeper said. "I know the Premier League is a tough league and you can't sleep in any games.

"Of course it's a tough period coming up, but we're going to go in with big confidence and we're going to play with our heart like we are doing until now, and this is the most important thing.

"We need to focus on this period and recover as maximum as we can, and now we can start to think about the Liverpool game."

Quique Sanchez Flores' men will head into next Sunday's showdown with Liverpool at Vicarage Road brimming with confidence after launching an early blitz at the Stadium of Light and then defending their lead tenaciously.

They went ahead when striker Odion Ighalo and defender Sebastian Coates slid in to meet Allan Nyom's near-post cross, with replays suggesting Coates might have got the final touch as the ball went into the net.

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