Liverpool will be hosting Watford on Saturday. The fixture will take place at 5:00 pm IST on 2nd April at Anfield. Both the clubs will be playing their 30th match of the league. Liverpool are fighting hard for the title whereas Watford are fighting to get out of the relegation zone. Premier League football will be returning after a long international break.
Liverpool are just one point behind league leaders Manchester City. Any slip-up can cost Liverpool their 20th league title. However, their form does not suggest any kind of complacency. The Reds have had a very good run of form before entering the international break. Liverpool will still be the favorites without a doubt while entering this fixture.
Liverpool Premier League form: W W W W W
Watford are looking for a way out of the relegation zone. They are currently 18th in the league with 22 points and just above Burnley who have 2 games in hand. The conditions do not favor Watford to avoid relegation but a few courageous performances from their side might have some effect. They still possess very good talent that can hurt even the big clubs.
Watford Premier League form: L D L L W
Liverpool vs Watford: The Reds team news
Trent Alexander-Arnold will be a major miss for Liverpool this weekend. He is working his way back from a hamstring injury and wants to be fully fit before facing Manchester City. Naby Keita is also another doubt as he suffered a minor knee injury in the international break.
However, James Milner and Andy Robertson could take part in this fixture following their recovery from COVID-19. Klopp may rest either one of Mohamed Salah or Sadio Mane as they both fought hard to qualify for World Cup with Senegal beating Egypt in the penalties.
Liverpool’s possible starting lineup
Alisson; Joe Gomez, Joel Matip, Virgil Van Dijk, Andy Robertson; Jordan Henderson, Fabinho, Thiago; Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Diogo Jota
Watford vs Liverpool: The Hornets team news
Jeremy Ngakia missed Watford’s match against Southampton but is likely to be included against Liverpool. Nicolas Nkoulou remains a doubt for Watford as he is working towards retaining full match fitness.
Roy Hodgson might try a more defensive approach against Liverpool, however, it looks unlikely for him to make changes to his winning side against Southampton. Joao Pedro and Emmanuel Dennis are likely t join the attack with Ismaila Sarr also contributing later in the game.
Watford’s possible starting lineup
Ben Foster; Kiko Femenia, Christian Kabasele, Samir, Hassane Kamara; Imran Louza, Moussa Sissoko, Juraj Kucka; Cucho Hernandez, Joao Pedro, Emmanuel Dennis
Liverpool 3-1 Watford
Liverpool are once again the favorites to come out with the better result. They currently have no weakness in their side and are putting pressure on Manchester City in their title march. However, they will have to be careful as Watford has the pace to attack on the counter. Nevertheless, it won’t be much of an issue for in form Virgil Van Dijk and Alisson.
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