Liverpool won their last league game at home this season with a routine 2-0 win against Watford on Sunday afternoon. Klopp rested several key players but Liverpool were too good in the end with Joe Allen and Roberto Fimino scoring on either side of the break.
Liverpool took on Watford in their penultimate league game this Sunday afternoon, 08 May 2016 and Klopp started with several youngsters in the starting lineup and they did not disappoint as Liverpool took the lead in 35th minute with a goal from Joe Allen. Watford had their moments in the game but Liverpool dominated most part of the first 45 minutes and game was still 1-0 in Liverpool’s favour as both teams went into the break. Roberto Firmino gave Liverpool a 2-0 lead after a superb goal in second half.
Jurgen Klopp handed starts to several second string players in their premier league game against Watford and they lived up to expectations as Joe Allen’s first half strike put Liverpool well on their way to three points in their penultimate league game of the season.
Liverpool 2-0 Watford Highlights
[Premier Leagu, Sunday, 08 May 2016 ]
35′ 1 – 0 Joe Allen scored with a neat finish in 35th minute to put Liverpool 1-0 up against Watford at Anfield.
76′ 2 – 0 Roberto Firmino scored late in second half to complete a routine 2-0 win for Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool
Premier League season 2015-16 is keep surprising us with shocking results every week and after Manchester United suffered another defeat on Saturday we have another shocker with Liverpool getting humbled by Watford who scored two early goals through Ake and Ighalo and later added another late in second half to complete a resounding 3-0 win over Liverpool.
Nathan Ake scored the opening goal for Watford: Adam Bogdan started for Liverpool in goal and it did not go too well for the youngster as his slip allowed Ake to put the ball in the net.
Odion Ighalo scores in 15th minute to make it 2-0 for Watford: Skrtek and co failed to contail Ighalo who scored with a nice finish to make it 2-0 for the home side. Odion Ighalo made it 3-0 for Watford to complete historic win against Liverpool.
Watford 3-0 Liverpool Highlights
[ Premier League 2015-16 Season ]
03′ 1 – 0 Nathan Ake
15′ 2 – 0 Odion Ighalo
85′ 3 – 0 Odion Ighalo
By the time Liverpool vs Watford gets underway Liveprool might be 8 points behind United in the 4th place and that will put added pressure on Liverpool to get a result against a very solid Watford side who currently sit 7th place 1 point ahead of Liverpool.
Team News & Lineups: Watford don’t have any major injury worries and they are likely to start with Ighalo and Deeney upfront with packed midfield of Capoue, Watson, Jurado and Abdi while Ake and Nyom will take fullback positions alogside Britos and Cathcart in central defense roles.
Liverpool on the other hand will be without Danial Sturridge once against which means Benteke, Lallan and Coutinho to take attackng roles with Henderson, Lucas and Emre Can playing in midfield. Clyne, Moreno, Skrtel and Sakho makes back four. This is how I expect both teams to lineup.
Match Predictions: Watford has yet to lose a game against a team below them this season and their home form has been pretty decent where they make things difficult for visiting teams by defending in numbers and using pace on the counter attacks. Liverpool has pretty similar style under klopp on their away trips which means it might turn out to be one of those boring dull affairs where both teams cancel each other out. It will need a moment of magic from either side to get a result here and having drop points in last two matches I can expect a reaction from Liveprool and I am going with a narrow 1-0 win for Liverpool in this one.