A shocking home defeat against Crystal Palace has jeopardized Liverpool’s hopes of a ‘top four’ finish and qualify for Champions League football.
Their Monday night fixture against Watford is going to be a tricky trip to Vicarage Road as the Hornet’s have maintained great home run this season and Liverpool’s inconsistency and poor run of form against bottom half sides might impact their season goals in last four league outings.
Watford vs Liverpool Injury Update:
Watford defender Craig Cathcart is a major doubt with his knee injury and will go through a late fitness test prior to the game. Roberto Pereyra and Mauro Zarate are out for the campaign due to knee injuries. Younes Kaboul and Ben Watson are ruled out with their respective thigh and groin strains.
Liverpool will be boosted by the return of midfielder Adam Lallana, striker Daniel Sturridge and defender Ragnar Klavan who are expected to be fit for the clash. But their skipper Jordon Henderson still remains sidelined and set to miss the rest of the campaign alongside Sadio Mane and Danny Ings.
Watford vs Liverpool Probable Lineups:
Watford vs Liverpool Last Meeting:
Their last meeting at Vicarage Road ended 3-0 in favor of the home outfit. Nathan Ake scored an early opener and Odion Ighalo netted a brace to seal the deal.
Watford vs Liverpool Key Players:
Watford winger M’Baye Niang will test the vulnerable Liverpool backline with his blistering pace and dribbles. Troy Deeney, the skipper, will keep the Reds’ defense on toes with his physicality, work-rate and aerial threats.
Liverpool will rely on their Samba boys, Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino who are enjoying a productive campaign under Jurgen Klopp. Also, the return of Adam Lallana and Daniel Sturridge will help them pose attacking threats against the Hornets who are expected to sit deep and wait for counter attacks.
Watford vs Liverpool Managers’ Speak:
Watford vs Liverpool Current Form (Latest Result First):
Watford: L-W-L-W-W-L Liverpool: L-W-W-D-W-D
Watford vs Liverpool Betting Odds ( Subject to Change):
Watford: 6/1 Draw: 7/2 Liverpool: 4/7
Watford vs Liverpool Live Streaming:
The game is scheduled on 2nd May from 00:30 hrs IST and will be telecast on Star Sports Select HD 1 for our Indian viewers. However, for online streaming links, send us a message to our official Facebook page.