5 Nov 2016

Liverpool XI vs. Watford: 4 players injured; surprise start for 'amazing' starlet? Klopp reveals good news

Liverpool face Watford at Anfield tomorrow, and a win will put the Reds top of the table during the infernal international break.

Pre-match news:

* Klopp on Milner: "James was a little bit more [ill] than others, but good now".

* Klopp on injuries: "We need to wait until the last second but in this moment, they are all fit".

* Klopp on Watford: “It’s not only [Troy] Deeney and [Odion] Ighalo, it’s a really strong side with a very experienced manager. We need all we have to win this game.”

* Walter Mazzarri on Watford's injuries: "Unfortunately, [Isaac] Success won't be available for Sunday's game, and I am very sad about it. Kenedy is not available and not training with the team. Okaka is almost ready, and Craig Cathcart [is still] injured".

* Aldo's view: "You can’t take Watford lightly. They turned us over last year. They’ll come and get men behind the ball, but their manager does like to play some offensive football".

* Jan Molby's view: "It'll be a tricky game, and I'm not sure Liverpool will be able to run up a big score, but when you're in the mood we're in, you'd be backing them to win any game".

* Jamie Redknapp's view: "Watford have had a good run and are up to seventh in the table, but I reckon Liverpool will be celebrating again this weekend".

* Lawro's Prediction: 3-0 to LFC. "Watford are on a good run, but they have not come up against a team like Liverpool. The Reds have four or five players all the time who can score and create opportunities".

Probable lineup:

--------------- Karius
Clyne --- Lovren --- Matip --- Moreno
---- Lallana -- Hendo -- Can
---- Mane ---- Firmino - Coutino

Ovie Ejaria trained with the first team on Friday, so perhaps he's in line for a place on the bench? Klopp also has a decision to make re Can and Wijnaldum; after owning his spot in midfield, it looks like Wijnaldum could be slipping into squad player status...

* Ejaria: Described by Neil Mellor as 'amazing'.

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Bev is having her bone marrow transplant today (Wed19th April). It's a big operation, and she'll be on life support for the duration. The recovery process is going to be very tough and unfortunately carries a great deal of risk with regards to infection, which could be life threatening due to the process requiring her immune system to have been purposefully wiped out beforehand (so that it doesn't f!ght against/reject the transplant). Sadly, the preparation treatment has adversely affected her heart as well and currently it is beating much lower than it should be so we have to hope that soon starts to recover as well. More HERE.


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