​Watford youngster Jerome Sinclair has revealed that he left Anfield because he was offered an "exciting opportunity" at Vicarage Road, where he feels he can now further his career.

The 20-year-old spent four years on the books at Anfield but only made a handful of appearances for the club, before he made the decision to move south and join Watford last summer. 

Sinclair, who has won 10 caps at youth level for England, has struggled to make an impression on manager Walter Mazzarri for much of the season. 

However, after being handed his full home debut on Saturday in the Hornet's FA cup third round match with Burton Albion, the Englishman wasted little time to make his mark at his new club, by scoring his team's second goal in the 2-0 victory. 

Having produced a stunning run and finish on Saturday, Sinclair has risen hopes amongst the Watford faithful that he can become a future star at the club. 

Watford v Burton Albion - The Emirates FA Cup Third Round

And when speaking to the ​Mirror about his future, as well as the decision to leave Anfield last year, Sinclair made it clear that he too is excited about what lies ahead for both himself, and Watford. 

The striker said: “To me, it was an exciting opportunity to further my career at a club that’s growing.

"I played here in an FA Youth Cup tie three years ago, and one side of the ground was missing – so you can see how much the club has progressed.

“We’re trying to cement our place in the Premier League and kick on towards those European places. It is very important for the young players here to see there is a pathway to the first team.

“Brandon came in and looked top drawer – and there are plenty more young players where he came from.

"We’ve got a conveyor belt!”