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WATFORD 29-02-20 PL (A)

Another game against a relegation threatened team tomorrow evening.  Usually there are a few easy games at this time of the season with several teams having little to play for, but this season it seems those not fighting relegation are striving for a European place, especially if City's ban holds.  Watford gave us a hard game at Anfield but that was Nigel Pearson's first game in charge.  The "new manager bounce" has gone flat in their last few games.  That's not to say they won't give us a hard game, especially, if we play as we did for an hour against West Ham.  I'm sure Klopp will be looking for an improved performance over our last three.  I think the key will be whether our midfield can dominate without Henderson.  I would only make one change from West Ham - Oxlade-Chamberlain for Keita.  My team would be:

Alisson

Trent Gomez VVD Robertson

Ox Fabinho Wijnaldum

Salah Firmino Mane

That should be good enough to overcome Watford but we can't keep scraping single goal wins and we need to start being more ruthless around goal.

 

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      • Yes, but he's running now so a return shouldn't be too far off.
        • Thanks and ignore my rant about Milly should have been playing today
  • 3 down was inevitable had to happen sooner or later but f...ck Watford after their recent form
  • Absolutely shocking, there goes the unbeaten record.
  • Shocking first half and even worse now in the 2nd, don't know whats happened to this team in the last few games, the spark is gone from their play.
  • The first 11: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, van Dijk, Robertson, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Salah, Firmino, Mané. Gomez must be having a day off as Lovern takes his place.
    • Gomez has a small fitness issue and has been omitted as a precaution. I hope Lovren has a better game than he did last time out at Shrewsbury.
      • Keita nowhere to be seen...
        • Another injury, unfortunately.
  • That's probably the starting eleven, although I'm not sure of Klopp's thinking on the final midfield place, whether it's Ox, Keita, Lallana or even Minamino. Going on recent results Liverpool should have a clear advantage over Watford, but then we said that about West Ham and that didn't quite work out how we expected. With the Atletico game on the horizon I'm more interested in how we play now, rescuing games is all well and good but it's time we got back to doing what we do best and that means out-pressing teams, quick moves and decisive finishing.
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