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Liverpool v Watford: Match Prediction


Liverpool take on Watford at Vicarage Road in Saturday's lunchtime kick off as they look to go back to the top of the league. 

Revenge is sweet and Liverpool will be hoping for a bag of treats rather than tricks against Watford.  

Last head to head, Watford were the team to end Liverpool's unbeaten run in a shock 3-0 win at Vicarge Road. However, the Liverpool they meet this year is a different prospect.

With a fantastic start to the season, Liverpool come into this as confident as ever. Mohamed Salah's form is out of this world at the moment. 

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 14: Sadio Mane of Liverpool in action with Ismaila Sarr of Watford during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Watford FC at Anfield on December 14, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.

(Photo by Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/Getty Images)

What to expect in the game

Onslaught. From minute one. Watford will be hoping to hear the final whistle within the first 10 minutes. 

Usually, I would pinpoint a specific side or area Liverpool will be hoping to attack. This game however, they will be attacking Watford at all angles. 

Whether it's through Robbo and Mane on the left or Trent and Salah on the right, the Watford defence will be wary of every attack from Liverpool. 

Watford's game plan will be keeping Liverpool out as long as they can. Conceding early could open the floodgates. 

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The only way Watford can get something put of this game is using a fast counter attack with players like Ismalia Sarr and Emmanual Dennis. 

Sarr, who was linked with Liverpool, has started the season in brilliant form with 4 goals to his name in the Premier League. He will be Watford's main route of attack. 

Watford will have to be clinical with the few chances they get. Getting the first goal will be important as the pressure then racks up from the home fans.

Match Prediction 

Liverpool are winning this. Convincingly.

I believe whoever starts in our front three have a good chance of getting a goal each. Sadio Mane hasn't hit the heights of Mohamed Salah recently, but this game is set up for him.

A couple of goals for him could spark a flame of confidence he needs. What a perfect game to offer him the chance to do so. 

Sadio Mane

Score Prediction: Liverpool 5-0 Watford 

Scorer Prediction: Salah 2, Mane 2, Jota

MOTM Prediction: Sadio Mane