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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