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Liverpool v Watford, Premier League 2016: Team News, Lineups, Live Stream

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Liverpool vs Watford
English Premier League
8th May 2016, 16:00 pm BST
Anfield, Liverpool
Live Stream: Watch Liverpool vs Watford live online

Liverpool host Watford at Anfield in the Premier League this weekend and Jurgen Klopp’s side will be looking to bounce back from last week’s loss against Swansea.

The Reds have picked up just one point from their last two league games and Newcastle and Swansea and will be itching to bounce back with a big win here.

Liverpool picked up a morale-boosting 3-0 win over Villarreal in the second leg of the Europa League semi-final and are now heading to Basel for the final on the 18th of May.

Jurgen Klopp played a full strength side against the La Liga outfit and will look to rest most of his players for the home game against Watford. Liverpool have nothing to play for in the League anymore and will be fully focused on the final against Sevilla.

Klopp will look to rest most if not all of his key players against Watford.

Watford, on the other hand, are in shocking form right now and although they are likely to escape relegation, Quique Sanchez Flores will want to finish the season on a high and a win at Anfield would be ideal.

Watford have beaten Liverpool earlier this season and it will be interesting to see how Klopp’s second-string Liverpool side approach this game.


Team News

Connor Randall is expected to replace Nathaniel Clyne in defence.

Mamadou Sakho and Brad Smith are both suspended, while Jordan Henderson, Divock Origi, and Jordan Rossiter are all ruled out through injury.

Danny Ings and Joe Gomez are back in training, but will not feature against Watford.

Jurgen Klopp is expected to make several changes, with Joe Allen, Cameron Brannagan, Jordon Ibe, Sheyi Ojo, Christian Benteke and Jon Flanagan among those set to start.

As for Watford, Etienne Capoue is ruled out with a knee injury for the Hornets, while Joel Ekstrand is not expected to feature this season.

Valon Behrami also misses out with a rib problem.


Liverpool: Ward; Randall, Skrtel, Lucas, Flanagan; Stewart, Allen; Ojo, Brannagan, Ibe; Benteke

Watford: Gomes; Paredes, Cathcart, Britos, Anya; Abdi, Watson, Suarez, Jurado; Ighalo, Deeney


Key Stats

Liverpool have scored at least 2 goals in 5 of their last 6 home matches (Premier League).

Liverpool are undefeated in their last 6 home matches (Premier League).

Watford have lost 4 of their last 5 matches against Liverpool with clean sheets.

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