PREVIEW: Liverpool V Watford

For the first time in I think ever on this blog I did not post about a United match. I moved out of the parents’ house this weekend so I saw the game but the whole weekend was pretty hectic and I never got chance to blog, but fear not, I am back with a small Watford preview.


Injuries for Liverpool mean they are still without Dejan Lovren and Joe Gomez but there is some good news on Roberto Firmino as the injury he picked up in the United game doesn’t appear to be as bad as first feared. Watford only have one absentee as Kiko Femenia who is unavailable due to a hamstring issue.

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Liverpool’s 0-0 draw with Manchester United was enough to take them to the top of the table. The Reds are now on 66 points with City in second place on 65. Watford are currently 7th in the table on 40 points, it’s been a strong season so far for Watford but I’m not sure they will get the better of Klopp’s side at Anfield.

The Hornets have won two out of their last five league games, matching Liverpool’s current form. The Reds have drawn the remaining three games. 

The last time the two sides met was in November last year, in a game that saw Jordan Henderson sent off, the Reds scored three goals with no return. Salah, Trent and Firmino were all on the scoresheet. Watford’s last visit to Anfield also ended in a batch of goals for the Reds, Salah found four goals in a 5-0 victory.

Liverpool have won six out of the last eight meetings between the two sides in the Premier League, the Reds have scored two goals or more on four occasions.

Every game is huge now for Klopp’s side as we aim to chase down that elusive Premier League title. The Reds have gone through a bit of a dip by collecting several draws but if we’re still sat at the top of the table when we’re not even at our best then surely that’s a good thing?

Liverpool can’t really afford any slip-ups so Wednesday night’s match will hopefully prove to be a more straightforward one. Enjoy the match folks, wherever you are watching!




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Source: The Liver Bird