Jürgen Klopp’s side are out of the FA Cup meaning their clash against the Hornets at Anfield is one of just four top-flight fixtures scheduled for Saturday. A win will move them into second, ahead of Tottenham Hotspur.
The two sides met on the opening day of the campaign in a topsy-turvy game at Vicarage Road which saw Liverpool come from behind to lead 3-2, only to concede a contentious last-minute equaliser and draw 3-3.
Klopp will be hoping for a more routine afternoon’s work at Anfield this weekend against a Watford side who are comfortably in mid-table.
Right-back Nathaniel Clyne is the Reds’ only absentee and with a fortnight’s break after this game, Liverpool boss Klopp has no need to rest any of his key players.
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