Alex Rogers discusses three reasons to look forward to Liverpool’s next Premier League fixture.
It certainly feels good being at the top of the table with Arsenal and Man City, doesn’t it? It’s definitely told the rest of the Premier League that we mean business and we are ready to challenge for the title itself. But, you can only win titles if you win games and as of late, Liverpool have begun a nice habit of winning a lot of games, and our next opponent is Watford.
And this game against Watford is way more important than it probably looks on paper. Watford are doing pretty well for their standards, currently sitting at 7th in the league table above teams like Manchester United, West Ham and current champions Leicester City.
Also, it’s beating smaller teams that really makes a title contending team. If you’re able to beat big teams but drop points against smaller teams, then you’re not going to win the league. Anyway, here are three reasons why you should be excited about the Watford game.
Firstly, the game itself should be a good one to watch. Watford play an aggressive style of football, and one of their strengths is the ability to dispossess the opposition, a lot of the time high up the pitch. Also, with talented players like Troy Deeney, Roberto Pereyra and Etienne Capoue, it won’t be a walk in the park.
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But as we all know, Liverpool score goals for fun. But something else we know is that we’ve only kept one clean sheet this season. Also, keep in mind that we’ve only lost one game this season, so odds would say we should win this game, or it will be a great disappointment.
Secondly, Arsenal will be facing bitter rivals Tottenham and Man City with be facing tricky Middlesbrough, giving us a fantastic opportunity to go top of the league! It’s a chance we can’t miss, but it’ll only happen if we beat Watford. The stakes are high, even this early on in the season and even though it’s only against Watford.
And lastly, it’s almost approaching the one year anniversary of our humiliating 3-0 defeat to Watford. I still get nightmares of Adam Bogdan dropping the ball for Nathan Ake to score and I still see Ighalo scoring his brace, but worst of all, I still see Harry the Hornet celebrating his wasp heart out with Ighalo. I can’t even look at a hornet anymore, even a bee will set me off. Even though we’ve beaten Watford since that game, the mental scars still remain for many fans.
A win against Watford won’t just be satisfying of the merely because of the three points, but it will also be satisfying to know that Harry the Hornet will be watching his beloved Watford lose. God, I hate Harry the Hornet.
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