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Fabinho & Wijnaldum To Start For The Reds | 4-3-3 Liverpool Predicted Lineup Vs Watford

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Liverpool will travel to Hertfordshire to take on Watford at Vicarage Road hoping to pick up all three points from the contest. The Reds need to keep the pressure on Manchester City at the top of the Premier League standings, but it would not be easy to get a victory against the Hornets. Javi Gracia’s side have begun this campaign well and are playing open, expansive football in front of their home supporters.

Jurgen Klopp is expected to stick with his favoured 4-3-3 formation and might bring back Fabinho into his starting XI to cope with the threat of the Watford attackers.

4-3-3 Liverpool Predicted Lineup To Face Watford

Defence

Alisson Becker will take his place in goal for the Merseyside heavyweights after conceding just five goals in 12 league matches so far. Simon Mignolet will play second-fiddle to the Brazilian number one on the Liverpool bench.

The solid centre-half pair of Virgil Van Dijk and Joe Gomez should resume their excellent partnership at the heart of the Reds defence after the duo had a highly successful international break with their respective countries. Both Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andrew Robertson would resume their duties as the full-backs on either side of the Reds backline. 

Dejan Lovren might be available on the bench and could come on during the match if needed.

Midfield

James Milner and Georginio Wijnaldum will operate at the middle of the park and could be joined by Fabinho, who is likely to start against the Hornets. The Brazilian’s defensive work ethic will be crucial if the Reds are to keep the Watford attackers at bay.

Naby Keita is currently sidelined due to an injury while Jordan Henderson is a significant doubt for this weekend’s encounter at Vicarage Road.

Attack

Roberto Firmino is expected to spearhead Klopp’s attack on Saturday despite failing to score in his last four starts for Liverpool across all competitions. It would be interesting to see whether Daniel Sturridge plays any part against Watford this weekend after being charged by the Football Association for a breach of betting rules.

Both Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane will be unleashed on either flank as they look to cause problems for the Hornets defenders. Xherdan Shaqiri would have to be content with a place on Klopp’s bench, but he might come on to make an impact in the second half.

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