PREVIEW: Watford V Liverpool

Long time, no blog... I must apologise for the lack of content on The Liver Bird lately. I've struggled quite a bit balancing blogging since starting work a couple of years back now and it always seems to be even more difficult towards the Christmas period with fixture pile ups and festivities. However, I am here and I will certainly still be writing about my beloved Reds just perhaps a tad infrequently.

Anway... I am glad you have all survived the international break. I genuinely feel like part of me is missing during these parts of the season, don't know where to put myself, but we're back and it's Watford up next for Jurgen Klopp's side.

Liverpool have pretty much a full squad for this game with just the one doubt hanging over Jordan Henderson. For Watford, they are also looking strong as Capoue returns from a suspension and Will Hughes regains fitness.

Image via Liverpool Echo
The last time the two sides met was in March this year, the game ended 5-0 for Liverpool with four goals from the magnificent Mo Salah and one goal from Firmino. The Reds' last trip to Vicarage Road also saw several goals but this time it was a point for each side in a 3-3 draw. In the last six meetings between the two sides in the Premier League, there have been four victories for Liverpool, one win for Watford and one draw.

The Reds are currently second in the table, two points behind Manchester City and one of only three teams who are yet to lose a game. Watford sit in 7th at the time of writing but have only won two out of their last five league matches.

Watford started the season very strongly but appear to have dropped form a bit lately having only managed a draw with Southampton and also losing to Rafa Benitez's struggling Newcastle.

I think it's a match that could prove more difficult than most are expecting and Liverpool need to be careful not to underestimate Gracia's side. It will be interesting to see what XI Klopp fields with one eye on an extremely important match against PSG next week.

Enjoy the match folks, wherever you are watching. I will miss this one as I'm off to London to catch up with Uni mates!

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