Liverpool are set to take on Watford in what should be a massive game for their top four finish. The game will be played at the Vicarage Road stadium on Monday night, 01 May 2017 as Liverpool try to bounce back from that surprising 2-1 defeat in the hands of Crystal Palace last weekend. Watford are pretty much safe from relegation battle and their is not much to play for which means they can express themselves and take a few risks.
Watford 0-1 Liverpool – 01 May 2017
[ English Premier League 2017 Match ]
45′ 0 – 1 Emre Can scores just at the stroke of halftime to put Liverpool in lead after a very lack luster first 45 minutes by both teams.
By the time Liverpool vs Watford gets underway Liverpool might find themselves in 5th place if both City and United win their games on Sunday. While Arsenal can also come just 3 points of Liverpool with a win over Spurs. That kind of make this a must win for Jurgen Klopp’s side who has a history of pulling of a good result when it needed the most. With only four games to play for in the season, Liverpool might have to win all of them to stand a chance to finish in top 4.
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 6-1 Watford – 06 November 2016
[ English Premier League 2016-17 ]
27′ 1 – 0 Sadio Mane put Liverpool in lead just before the half hour mark with a superb header from a Lallana cross.
30′ 2 – 0 Philippe Coutinho doubled Liverpool’s lead minutes later and continue his absolute top notch form for the club.
43′ 3 – 0 Emre Can scored his second in as many games as Liverpool went out of sight before the break with 3-0 lead.
57′ 4 – 0 Roberto Firmino put incing on the cake in second half scoring fourth for Liverpool.
60′ 5 – 0 Sadio Mane
75′ 5 – 1 Daryl Janmaat
90′ 6 – 1 Georginio Wijnaldum
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.
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.
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.