Liverpool take on Watford
Liverpool take on Watford on Sunday looking to maintain their stay at the top of the Premier League. Hoping to extend their unbeaten run at Anfield to 19 matches.
Chelsea have just finished ‘destroying’ Everton 5-0 and really look a different team to the one who we beat.
Man City keep dropping points, this time against Middlesbrough.
The last time we played Watford live on TV we got thrashed 3-0. Conceding two early goals inside the first 15 minutes helping the Hornets take all three points.
Thankfully since then things have changed and Liverpool fans will be as confident as ever in getting all three points this time round.
Liverpool have been handed a boost ahead of their upcoming match against Watford with their vice-captain James Milner available for selection again after having missed last weekends victory over Crystal Palace.
Hit with a virus, despite wanting to play through the illness, the team’s medical staff decided against it. Such has been his form this season, Milner has become a key player for Jurgen Klopp and will be delighted to have him back.
His absence though did provide Alberto Moreno with a chance to prove his worth again. To be fair the Spanish left-back did not disappoint, in fact having one of his better games for the club.
The Reds showed yet again their attacking prowess in their 4-2 victory against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Saturday, with the likes of Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho orchestrating the side’s attack on the break.
Beating lesser teams
Liverpool have been accused in the past of not beating lesser teams. As I discussed in a previous article; Liverpool’s support is growing by the day. This is something former red Phil Thompson firmly believes ‘demoralises the team’.
The Reds have always managed to raise their game against top-four rivals, but performances must be consistent against those they are expected to beat. The early signs are good, barring the loss at Burnley, with Hull City, Swansea City, West Brom and Crystal Palace all dispatched of.
As Lovren said in an interview after the Crystal Palace game;
“If you want to be in the top four at the end of the season or be champion, you need to win the smaller games like today and even the next game against Watford. And then we will see against the big teams.”
I would however expect a similar team to Crystal Palace, the only change may be Wijnaldum for Can. But wow – what an issue to have. Having a squad of quality is something we are all going to have to get used to.
I am hoping that we continue this great form and comfortable win against Watford.
What do you think? Do you think Liverpool will continue the rich vein of form with another impressive win? Feel free to leave a comment.
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