Premier League Football News – Watford vs Liverpool

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Premier League Football News – Watford vs Liverpool
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Following the international break, Liverpool will travel to Watford to try to get back on track in the Premier League. For this fixture happening on Saturday lunchtime, here is our anticipatory Premier League football news – Watford vs Liverpool.

Before the international break, Jurgen Klopp’s side drew 2-2 with Manchester City (football news), just as we predicted a tie. Goals from Phil Foden and Kevin De Bruyne cancelled out Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah’s efforts.

After seven games, the Reds are in second place in the league table. However, the demanding fixture schedule is sure to add to Klopp’s frustrations this weekend.

Team News

Watford

  • Before the break, Watford fired Xisco Munoz and replaced him with Claudio Ranieri, a former Chelsea and Leicester manager. Now, therefore, it’s unclear how Watford will line up in this match.
  • Christian Kabasele and Francisco Sierralta, both centre-backs, are out for the next few weeks. During the break, Nicolas Nkoulou signed on as a free agent and could start playing for Watford right immediately.
  • Goalkeeper Daniel Bachmann enjoyed game time in the international break and will compete with Ben Foster for a starting spot.
  • Joao Pedro gained minutes as a substitute before the break. With King a significant doubt, futher, he might make his first start of the season here.

Watford possible starting lineup: Foster; Rose, Nkolou, Troost-Ekon, Femenia; Sissoko, Kucka, Dennis, Cleverly, Sarr; Pedro

Liverpool

  • After their late return from international service, Liverpool will most likely be missing Brazilian combo Alisson and Fabinho.
  • We think Caoimhin Kelleher may take over from goalkeeper Alisson, while Jordan Henderson may have to fill in for Fabinho.
  • Roberto Firmino is available after not playing recently, and he may just make his second league start of the season. Diogo Jota is unlikely to be fit in time owing to a niggling muscle issue.
  • With Trent Alexander-Arnold coming back from a groin injury, James Milner might return to midfield.
  • With a Champions League match against Atletico Madrid three days later, Thiago is unlikely to risk playing here.
  • Curtis Jones may just start against Watford on Saturday after recovering from a knock for the England U21s in midweek.
  • Virgil van Dijk started both of the Netherlands’ games over the international break. It wouldn’t be surprising if he was rested today in preparation for the Champions League next week.
  • Lastly, Ibrahima Konate and Joe Gomez are on standby for the away team.

Liverpool possible starting lineup: Kelleher; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Matip, Robertson; Milner, Henderson, Jones; Salah, Firmino, Mane

Match Facts

  • Liverpool haven’t lost in their last 17 games (Premier League).
  • In their last four road encounters, Liverpool have scored at least three goals (Premier League).
  • Meanwhile, in Liverpool’s last six away games, there have been more than 2.5 goals scored (Premier League).
  • To the contrary, in five of Watford’s last six games, there have been fewer than 2.5 goals scored (Premier League).

Premier League Football News – Watford vs Liverpool

  • Watford fired Xisco Munoz before the international break and replaced him with Claudio Ranieri, a former Premier League title winner. The Italian will be facing a stern test against Liverpool at home.
  • Liverpool is still unbeaten this season, but their defense has been shaky of late. They will also be without Alisson for this match.
  • Liverpool lost 3-0 to Watford last time, Ismael Sarr running them weary, and won the game before that on luck.
  • Only West Ham (9) have scored more goals in the Premier League than Watford (8).
  • Nonetheless, even if Watford benefits from a new manager bounce, we believe Liverpool will win and win well. Mohamed Salah is probably one of the finest players in the world right now, after all.

Our Prediction: Watford 0 – 3 Liverpool

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