|Ismailar Sarr dinked one over Alison to end Liverpool's unbeaten run in their title winning season, is revenge on the cards for the Kops? (Photo credit: Premierleague.com)
Watford vs LiverpoolVicarage Road12:30pm
Whew! That was a long one right? Football is back to our screens and we can only toast to it, and what a way to return, Watford introducing their new manager to the Vicarage Stadium crowd and Liverpool trying to get to the top again, this should be fun.
Welcome back and straight away we
dive into it, it’s clearly a case of baptism of fire for Claudio Ranieri and he’ll
hope fans judge him by the quality of his intentions on Saturday and not by
whatever the result is should it go against their wish, which is very likely to
be the case.
Liverpool played an entertaining
2-2 draw with Manchester City last time out, while the first half was rather
subdued, the second half was more like it and Mohammed Salah’s goal will play
in most people’s head beyond this month.
It’s not all good for the Hornets
on the log, they wobbled to another loss against Leeds United last time out
which was enough for the Bozzo family to conclude that the club isn’t moving in
the right direction under the departed Xisco.
Liverpool will sweat on the
availability of their South American contingents in Roberto Firminho, Fabinho
and Alison with rules around covid limiting them and the time of the fixture
will be too soon for them to participate in the game.
Watford will try to contain
Liverpool, they will look different with the manager setting up in a way the
boys will need to get used to and that will be to the advantage of Liverpool
but the visitors must be weary of the abundance of individual talent in the
Liverpool is aiming to be one of
the teams in the title race when it comes down to the real contenders; dropping
points against Watford will dent any type of ambition Liverpool are currently
nursing and that should make this an entertaining one.
Watford will impress especially
on the break with Emmanuel Denis and Ismaila Sarr will be on hand to pounce on
the line should there be an opportunity.
Salah has enjoyed this particular
more than anyone else in recent times and this will be really big for millions
of fantasy premier league managers that will captain him this weekend. If you
care for this, it was Watford that ended Liverpool’s hopes of going a whole
season unbeaten in their title winning season