Liverpool will host Watford at Anfield in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon (12:30 KO).

The runaway league leaders will welcome the Hornets who currently sit at the foot of the league table. Watford will also be welcoming their new manager Nigel Pearson – the club’s third head coach this season.

A win for the European champions will temporarily see their lead at the top extend to 11 points over Leicester City. Another three points for Jurgen Klopp and his team would also make it 34 matches unbeaten in the lead whilst simultaneously moving 17 points ahead of champions Manchester City.

This is RTK’s predicted line-up to face Watford:

SALZBURG, AUSTRIA – DECEMBER 10: (BILD ZEITUNG OUT) goalkeeper Alisson Becker of FC Liverpool looks on during the UEFA Champions League group E match between RB Salzburg and Liverpool FC at Red Bull Arena on December 10, 2019 in Salzburg, Austria. (Photo by TF-Images/Getty Images)

Goalkeeper: Alisson Becker

A no brainer. The Brazilain claimed his first clean sheet of the season against Bournemouth last week and will be demanding the same from his defence against the Hornets.

Right-back: Trent Alexander-Arnold

The young scouser got three assists against the Hornets last season and has established himself as the best right-back in world football. A shoe-in to start.

Centre back: Joe Gomez

With Dejan Lovren and Joel Matip, both confirmed injured its Gomez’s time to rediscover the devastating form of last season.

Centre-back: Virgil van Dijk

The UEFA Player of the Year hasn’t missed a Premier League game since his Liverpool league debut. He isn’t going to absent on Saturday.

 

Left-back: Andy Robertson

The Scotland captain is another ever-present figure and will should not be needed at the weekend.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 13: (THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) James Milner Signs A Contract Extension for Liverpool at Melwood Training Ground on December 13, 2019 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Centre-midfield: James Milner

The Reds’ vice-captain signed a new contract on Friday – keeping him at the club until 2022. Saturday is the perfect match to showcase his value to the team.

Centre-midfield: Gini Wijnaldum

Another consistent presence in midfield. The Dutch maestro’s elegance and flamboyance will be needed to break down the Watford defence.

Centre-midfield: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

The midfielder was on the bench against RB Salzburg whilst Naby Keita has started two consecutive matches. The Guinean will unlikely make it three-in-a-row meaning the Egland international should come in to complete the midfield trident.

SALZBURG, AUSTRIA – DECEMBER 10: (BILD ZEITUNG OUT) Divock Origi of FC Liverpool looks on during the UEFA Champions League group E match between RB Salzburg and Liverpool FC at Red Bull Arena on December 10, 2019 in Salzburg, Austria. (Photo by TF-Images/Getty Images)

Right-wing: Mohamed Salah

The Egyptian king has rediscovered his attacking potency after goals against Bournemouth and Salzburg. Salah should maintain his place to keep the momentum going.

Left-wing: Divock Origi

The Belgium international has been in scintillating form when given the opportunity. Origi has three goals in three league starts for the Reds this season and should be given the nod against Watford.

Striker: Sadio Mane

Liverpool’s standout player this season. After being given the afternoon off against Bournemouth, Mane will be desperate to add to his tally in the league on Saturday afternoon.

 

 

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