Team news, stats and prediction ahead of Liverpool vs Watford in the Premier League on Saturday.

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Dejan Lovren is absent for the hosts once gimp off early for the second match in a very row. Joe Gomez may get the nod anyway as Joe Matip and Fabinho remain sidelined through injury.

Changes ar doubtless follow Liverpool’s midweekly match, with Divock Origi, Xherdan Shaqiri, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and James Milner pushing for a recall. Adam Lallana may additionally come once missing 2 matches.

Watford are while not Danny Welbeck, Tom Cleverley, Sebastian Prodl and Jose Holebas. Daryl Janmaat may begin once convalescent from a knee injury whereas Craig town is back in competition.

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Liverpool have won six of their last seven Premier League games against Watford (D1), netting 25 goals and conceding just four in those matches.
Since winning 1-0 in their initial ever Premier League visit to Anfield in August 1999, Watford have lost their last five away against Liverpool by an aggregate score of 1-20.

Liverpool’s last 3 home Premier League games against Watford have seen them win 6-1, 5-0 and 5-0. No aspect has ever won four consecutive home games by a margin of 5+ goals against AN opponent in top-hole history.

This is the thirty fifth meeting between the highest and bottom sides in Premier League history, with the side starting top winning 24, drawing six and losing just four. However, one in all those defeats was for Liverpool within their solely such match in the competition (1-2 vs Spurs in Nov 2008).

Liverpool ar certain to be prime of the Premier League table at Christmas – the last 3 occasions of a team failing to win the title having been prime at Christmas have been Liverpool (2008-09, 2013-14 and 2018-19). The only aspect to be prime of the league table at Christmas in consecutive years and fail to win the title each times was Everton in 1894-95 and 1895-96.

Liverpool have won their last fifteen home top-hole matches – they’ve solely had one longer run at Anfield in their history, winning twenty one in a very row between January and Gregorian calendar month 1972.
Watford have lost their last twelve top-hole matches against groups beginning the day prime of the league, a run stretching back to 1986. They’ve lost all ten of those games within the Premier League.

Watford have did not score in a very league-high 9 completely different Premier League games this season, while Liverpool are the only side to have scored in all 16 of their games. It’s the Reds’ best marking begin to a top-hole campaign since 1933-34, when they netted in each of their first 21 matches.

Charlie Nicholas’ prediction
The games that have return Liverpool’s means are wonderful – they haven’t required to be at their best. They appear to appear vulnerable then again they win. It isn’t luck. There is a particular quantity of ability and want with them that we are able to see is driving them forwards. People do not suppose they’ll keep going like this however after you ar going against a team with a manager WHO is attempting to raise things, it does suit you. Troy Deeney, Etienne Capoue and Abdoulaye Doucoure are the key players for Watford and always the ones you could rely on, but question marks are surrounding the likes of Jose Holebas and Adrian Mariappa.

Liverpool will afford to rest 2 out of the 3 front players and still have enough to urge 3 points. Mohamed pillar of Islam has scored in ordered matches however hasn’t been enjoying well and Roberto Firmino has not been sensible. Sadio Mane has been carrying them. I see a very comfortable afternoon nevertheless. It may take them time to interrupt Watford down tho’.

CHARLIE PREDICTS: 3-0 (7/1 with Sky Bet)

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