Liverpool will lock their horns against Watford in the Premier League to be in the contention to finish in the top four positions in the League Table. The latter is now on the verge of the relegation zone. So it will be important for both the sides to get a win this match for different purposes to be solved in terms of the League table positions.
On the other hand, Jurgen Klopp’s Reds have been given a major transfer boost in terms of signing West Ham attacker Manuel Lanzini in the summer transfer window. Having lost midfield ace Philippe Coutinho in the last winter transfer window, Liverpool has a bit of a void in their attack that they need to fill up.
Liverpool has been looking in the market to bolster their attacking prowess even further despite having the likes of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane up top. Klopp still believes that his forward players need someone who can provide them with more chances to score goals and has identified Lanzini as the man for the role.
Lanzini has been instrumental for the Hammers since his arrival from UAE club Al-Jazira back in 2015. The Argentine arrived on loan initially but then West Ham secured a permanent deal for the attacking midfielder the following year as he heavily impressed the Londoners for a fee of just £10m. At 25 years of a, e Lanzini has his best years ahead of him and is considered to be one of the finest players outside the top six clubs in the Premier League.
Klopp has a small contract issue with his own German midfielder Emre Can, and Lanzini could be a massive improvement over the 24 year old dynamic midfielder. Liverpool will be looking to take advantage of this situation between club and player to jeopardize a new contract for Lanzini.
Team News :
Alberto Moreno could be missing for this game, due to an injury problem. Otherwise, Klopp will have the full squad in his hand to play. Mignolet will start in Liverpool goal against Manchester United while Gomez, Lovren, Van Dijk and Milner are expected to start against Manchester United while Chamberlain, Henderson and Wijnaldum will be in the midfield for Liverpool. Mane, Salah and Firmino will start in the attacking line for Liverpool against Manchester United.
Chelsea academy Nathaniel Chalobah will be out of the contention to start the match against the Reds. Watford Goalkeeper will be Gomes in the match against Liverpool . Kabasele, Britos and Mariappa will play as three central defenders. Femenia and Holebas will play as two wing backs while Cleverley and Doucoure will be in the central midfield position. Richarlison and Pereyra will play along with Gray at the upfront of the field against Liverpool.
Predicted Starting Eleven :
Liverpool : (4-3-3)
Goalkeeper : Mignolet.
Defenders : Gomez, Lovren, Van Dijk, Robertson.
Midfielders : Milner, Henderson, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain,
Attackers : Mane, Salah, Firmino.
Goalkeeper : Gomes
Defenders : Kabasele, Britos, Mariappa.
Midfielders : Femenia, Cleverley, Doucoure, Holebas
Attackers : Richarlison, Pereyra, Gray.
My Predicted Scoreline:
Liverpool 3-0 Watford.