Watford is going head to head with Liverpool starting on 16 Oct 2021 at 11:30 UTC at Vicarage Road stadium, Watford city, England. The match is a part of the Premier League.
Watford played against Liverpool in 2 matches this season. Currently, Watford rank 15th, while Liverpool hold 2nd position.
Start date: 16 Oct 2021 11:30 UTC
Venue: Vicarage Road
Referee: Jonathan Moss, England
Head to Head Record
FT: Watford 3-0 Liverpool
FT: Liverpool 2-0 Watford
FT: Liverpool 5-0 Watford
Watford Team News
Francisco Sierralta is anticipated to be out for at least another two weeks after suffering a hamstring injury against Leeds, while Josh King will need to be checked after sustaining a knee injury in the same match.
Christian Kabasele (thigh) is out until 2022, while Peter Etebo is out until 2022 and new signing Nicolas Nkoulou isn’t ready to play yet.
In King’s absence, Craig Cathcart and William Troost-Ekong may be required in the heart of defence, while Joao Pedro and Cucho Hernandez may battle it out for the starting spot up top, unless Ken Sema returns on the left as Emmanuel Dennis leads the line.
Liverpool Team News
Meanwhile, Liverpool had planned to fly Alisson Becker and Fabinho back from South America on a private aircraft on Friday, in time for them to play on Saturday, but Klopp has now ruled both players out.
Caoimhin Kelleher should start in goal, as Curtis Jones, Harvey Elliott, and Thiago Alcantara are all injured, but Diogo Jota and Trent Alexander-Arnold are both expected to return soon.
Due to the absence of Fabinho, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Naby Keita will hope to be given chances in the middle of the park, while Roberto Firmino will lead the line as Jota is rested for the trip to Madrid and Divock Origi is battling illness.
Watford XI: Foster; Ngakia, Troost-Ekong, Cathcart, Rose; Sissoko, Kucka; Sarr, Tufan, Sema; Dennis
Liverpool XI: Kelleher; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Gomez, Robertson; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Henderson, Keita; Salah, Firmino, Mane
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