Saturday afternoon sees the Reds return to Premier League action, high off a midweek win that saw them top their Champions League group. With the first team put through their paces in Austria, we expect a host of changes for the weekend – a team that looks a lot like the one that started the Merseyside Derby. This is our predicted Liverpool lineup to face Watford:
Goalkeeper: Alisson Becker
Ali was sensational in midweek. The Brazilian proved just why he is the world’s best keeper.
Right back: Trent Alexander-Arnold
The Scouser in our team was solid in midweek, if it wasn’t for the Dejan Lovren injury we’d have expected him to drop to the bench for a rest.
Centre back: Virgil van Dijk
Virgil kept the phenomenal Erling Håland quiet on Tuesday, he won’t have much to do on Saturday.
Centre back: Joe Gomez
Left back: Andy Robertson
The Scotsman never gets a day off.
Centre midfield: James Milner
Milly will likely step into the side to give the skipper a rest.
Centre midfield: Gini Wijnaldum
Solid as ever against Salzburg, the Dutchman shouldn’t have too much pressing to do against Watford.
Attacking midfield: Adam Lallana
Lallana was impressive against Everton, he should get another shot against the struggling Hornets.
Right wing: Xherdan Shaqiri
The Swiss international netted when he started in the Merseyside Derby – he will be vital this December.
Striker: Divock Origi
Big Div scored two fantastic goals in his last outing, more of the same will be expected.
Left wing: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
The Ox has been in fine form since returning to the side. There should be space for him to exploit this weekend.