LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, October 27, 2018: Liverpool's Sadio Mane celebrates scoring the fourth goal with team-mate Xherdan Shaqiri during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Cardiff City FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Confirmed Liverpool lineup vs. Watford: Attacking quartet start

Jurgen Klopp names an attacking Liverpool lineup for this afternoon’s Premier League clash at Watford, with the Reds’ main offensive quartet all starting.

Liverpool head into the weekend second in the table, two points behind leaders Man City and two ahead of third-placed Chelsea, with their opponents sat 10 adrift in seventh.

That the Hornets are in such a strong position—with their best-ever points haul after 12 games in the top flight—highlights the challenge ahead, however.

And Klopp has named a strong side for the clash at Vicarage Road, having been boosted by an almost fully fit squad bar his long-term absentees.

Alisson starts between the sticks, after spending Brazil’s 1-0 win over Cameroon on Tuesday resting on the substitutes’ bench.

Ahead of him in defence are Trent Alexander-Arnold, Dejan Lovren, Virgil van Dijk and Andy Robertson, with Joe Gomez sidelined with a small ankle issue.

In midfield, Jordan Henderson and Gini Wijnaldum look set to take up the deepest role in a 4-2-3-1 formation.

In attack are Mohamed Salah, Xherdan Shaqiri, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane, with the Senegalese looking to mark a new long-term contract with his first strike since the 4-1 win over Cardiff.

It’s expected that Liverpool will lineup with Salah as the No.9 and Firmino as the No. 10.

Daniel Sturridge is among the subs, alongside James Milner and Naby Keita as the most attacking options.

Liverpool: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, Van Dijk, Robertson, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Shaqiri, Mane, Salah, Firmino.

Subs: Mignolet, Clyne, Fabinho, Milner, Keita, Sturridge, Matip.

Watford: Foster, Femenia, Mariappa, Cathcart, Masina, Doucoure, Hughes, Capoue, Pereyra, Deulofeu, Deeney.

Subs: Gomes, Kabasele, Navarro, Chalobah, Quina, Gray, Success.

Read all our build-up and previews on the This Is Anfield app for iPhone and Android. There'll also be reaction, analysis and videos after full-time. Click here to get it for free.

More from This Is Anfield

Fan Comments