Tuesday 6 December 2016

Liverpool v Watford: The confirmed teams and everything you need to know

Published 06/11/2016 | 13:34

A general view from outside the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Liverpool and Watford at Anfield
A general view from outside the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Liverpool and Watford at Anfield

Can Jurgen Klopp's men continue their fine form? Kick off is 2.15 at Anfield.

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It’s a big game for…

Odion Ighalo. The Nigerian was one of the revelations of last season as Quique Sanchez Flores’ side finished 13th in their first season back in the top-flight. This campaign has been tougher going, with the goals being shared around the team more evenly in recent months. However, everyone associated with Watford would welcome the return of his strike partner.

 

TEAMS

LIVERPOOL: Karius, Clyne, Lucas, Matip, Milner, Henderson, Can, Lallana, Mane, Coutinho, Firmino

WATFORD: Gomes (GK); Janmaat, Kaboul, Britos, Holebas; Amrabat, Behrami, Capoue, Pereyra; Deeney (c), Ighalo.

 

Best stat…

Liverpool are three points ahead of their total at the same stage of the 2013/2014 season.

 

Remember when…

A double from Ighalo inspired the Hornets to a 3-0 win as the Reds were run ragged?

 

Player to watch...

Roberto Firmino. The Brazilian was criticised along with many of his team-mates during the disappointing final months of the Rodgers regime. However, he really came into his own in the second half of last season and is now considered one of the most dangerous attacking players in the division, linking up brilliantly with Sadio Mané and Philippe Coutinho.

 

Past three meetings…

Liverpool 2 (Allen, Firmino) Watford 0, Premier League, May 2016

Watford 3 (Ake, Ighalo 2) Liverpool 0, Premier League, December 2015

Watford 0 Liverpool 3 (Bellamy, Crouch 2), Premier League, January 2007

 

Form guide…

Liverpool: WWDWWW

Southampton: WLDWDW

 

Vital information…

Kick-off time: 14:15 GMT on Sunday

 

TV: Live on Sky Sports 1/Sky Sports 1 HD/Sky Sports 4K UHD from 13:30 GMT, highlights on BBC One from 22:30 GMT on Sunday

 

 

Odds…

Liverpool: 3/10

Watford: 12/1

Draw: 26/5

(Odds provided by Oddschecker)

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