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Watford vs Liverpool: Match preview, predictions | Premier League 2018-19

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620   //    24 Nov 2018, 16:27 IST

Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool expects to maintain their unbeaten league record as they travel to Vicarage Road this weekend. Jurgen Klopp is certainly upbeat ahead of this crucial fixture after successfully penning down long-term contracts for Salah, Firmino, and Mane. 

The previous encounter in 2017 between the two sides ended in a 3-3 draw at Vicarage Road, with the game at Anfield resulting in a 5-0 thumping for The Hornets. Liverpool dominates the head-to-head result with 7 victories from the 10 meetings between the 2 sides.

Liverpool's dynamic trio would look to continue their excellent work, having struck 14 of the 23 goals this season for The Reds. Salah with 5 strikes and an assist in his 2 matches against The Hornets would be eager to continue his solid run. 

It would be heart-warming for Klopp to have Jordan Henderson back in the starting line-up after having recovered sufficiently from his hamstring injury. However, their dynamic playmaker, Adam Lallana, is out with a minor injury and should be completely fit for their home game against Everton on December 2.

Lets take a look at some game predictions, as well as the possible line-up Jurgen Klopp would use against Watford, with a 4-3-3 formation.


Goalkeeper: Allison would maintain his role as the shot-stopper for Liverpool. He would hope for an eighth clean sheet this season against Watford, to ensure Liverpool remain unbeaten in their 13th game of the season.

Defenders: Dutch international, Virgil van Dijk, will continue leading the strong Liverpool back-line alongside Trent Alexander-Arnold, Andrew Robertson, and Joseph Gomez.

Midfielders: A reinforced midfield for Klopp, with Wijnaldum and Milner in terrific form this season along with Henderson returning to the starting eleven following his return from injury. 

Forwards: The forward line has a settled look with Mo Salah, Firmino, and Sadio Mane eager to reinforce their dominance with a flurry of goals for The Reds.

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Substitutes: Daniel Sturridge and Xherdan Shaqiri are certain to come in, with the third being a choice between Cameroonian defender, Joel Matip, or Guinea’s Naby Keita.


Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah - The forward line has a settled look
Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah - The forward line has a settled look

Result prediction: Watford 0 - 3 Liverpool

Goal scorers prediction: Mo Salah, Sadio Mane, and Firmino for Liverpool

Assists prediction: Henderson, Salah, and Robertson

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