Watford vs Liverpool Preview & Prediction
When is Watford vs Liverpool taking place? Watford vs Liverpool will take place on Saturday 16th October, 2021 at 12:30 (UK)
Where is Watford vs Liverpool taking place? Watford vs Liverpool will take place at Vicarage Road in Watford
Where can I get tickets for Watford vs Liverpool? Ticket information for Watford vs Liverpool can be found on each club’s official website
What TV channel is Watford vs Liverpool on in the UK? Watford vs Liverpool will be televised live on BT Sport
Where can I stream Watford vs Liverpool in the UK? BT Sport subscribers can stream Watford vs Liverpool live via the BT Sport website & app
- Watford’s 1-0 defeat away to Leeds Utd led to the Hornets sacked head coach Xisco Munoz and replacing him with former Premier League winner Claudio Ranieri, who will take chance of his fourth club in England’s top flight for the first time here.
- Unfortunately for Ranieri, he will have to make do without centre-backs Christian Kabasele and Francisco Sierralta through injury alongside midfielder Peter Etebo, however forward Joshua King is hoping to be passed fit to play.
- Liverpool are now the only side remaining yet to be beaten in this season’s Premier League with their final match before the international break seeing them play out a thrilling 2-2 draw with fellow title rivals Man City
- After international duty for Brazil, first-choice goalkeeper Alisson and midfield enforcer Fabinho have both flown straight to Spain to prepare for the midweek Champions League tie against Atletico Madrid so they miss out here, although in better news right-back Trent Alexander Arnold looks to have recovered from injury in time to feature, as has Diogo Jota.
THE TEAM NEWS
PREDICTED XI (4-4-2): Foster; Ngakia, Troost-Ekong, Cathcart, Rose; Sarr, Sissoko, Kucka, Sema; Cucho Hernandez, Dennis
UNAVAILABLE: Etebo (Injured), Kabasele (Injured), Sierralta (Injured)
QUESTIONABLE: King (Injured)
PREDICTED XI (4-3-3): Kelleher; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Milner, Henderson, Keita; Salah, Firmino, Mane
UNAVAILABLE: Alisson (Rested), Elliott (Injured), Fabinho (Rested), Jones (Injured), Thiago (Injured)
Even without a number of first team players, Liverpool look to be in good shape ahead of this match and their menacing front three, which includes the in-form Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane are expected to be afforded plenty of joy against a Watford defence who are yet to keep a clean sheet so far this season in the Premier League. Whilst an improved performance is likely from the Hornets at home under their new boss, the overwhelming strength and class of Liverpool going forward should lead the visitors to a fairly comfortable victory at Vicarage Road.
Tip: LIVERPOOL TO WIN