Confirmed Liverpool lineup vs. Watford: Lallana and Sturridge back but Reds unchanged

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Adam Lallana and Daniel Sturridge both return to the substitutes’ bench as Jurgen Klopp‘s Liverpool take on Watford on Monday night.

Klopp has made no changes to his starting lineup from the 2-1 loss at home to Crystal Palace last time out, as he looks to inspire a final push for the top four.

Simon Mignolet is retained in goal, with the Belgian deployed behind a back four of Nathaniel Clyne, Joel Matip, Dejan Lovren and James Milner.

Despite Lallana’s return to fitness Lucas Leiva keeps his place, with the 30-year-old joining Emre Can and Georginio Wijnaldum in midfield.

And though Sturridge also made his comeback at the end of last week, Divock Origi remains alongside Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho in attack.

Liverpool lost in their last trip to Vicarage Road at the end of 2015, when a goal from Nathan Ake and a brace from Odion Ighalo dealt a miserable blow to stand-in goalkeeper Adam Bogdan.

Klopp will be hoping his latest visit to Hertfordshire is much different, and Lallana and Sturridge’s return to the fold will aid this significantly.

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Watford: Gomes; Mariappa, Prodl, Britos; Janmaat, Cleverley, Doucoure, Capoue, Amrabat; Deeney, Niang

Substitutes: Pantilimon, Kabasele, Eleftheriou, Zuniga, Behrami, Success, Okaka

Liverpool: Mignolet; Clyne, Matip, Lovren, Milner; Lucas, Can, Wijnaldum; Firmino, Coutinho; Origi

Substitutes: Karius, Klavan, Moreno, Alexander-Arnold, Grujic, Lallana, Sturridge

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