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Salah Set To Start, Gomez In For Trent | 4-3-3 Liverpool Predicted Lineup Vs Watford

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Liverpool will lock horns with Watford at Anfield on Saturday evening, hoping to pick up all three points and pile the pressure on league leaders Manchester City. The Hornets will be heading into the game on the back of a 2-1 win against Southampton, whereas the Reds recorded an encouraging 1-0 victory over Nottingham Forest in the fifth round of the FA Cup competition.

Jurgen Klopp will probably opt for the 4-3-3 formation with several tweaks from the last game. Thiago Alcantara might get the nod over Naby Keita in midfield, whereas Joe Gomez looks likely to make his way back into the starting eleven.

4-3-3 Liverpool Predicted Lineup Vs Watford

Defence

Alisson Becker should operate between the sticks for the upcoming clash. The Brazilian shot-stopper will hope to put up a strong performance and secure a clean sheet on Saturday.

Joel Matip will form the centre-half partnership with Virgil van Dijk at the heart of Liverpool’s backline.

Andrew Robertson is a guaranteed starter at the left wing-back position, whereas Joe Gomez will fill in on the other flank as the right wing-back. The full-backs will be expected to stretch their side’s attack in the opposition half.

Konstantinos Tsimikas will have to settle for a place on the bench, but he could be brought on in the latter stages of the game if needed.

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Midfield

Fabinho might start in the holding midfield position and could be assigned with more of a defensive role to shield the home side’s back-four.

Jordan Henderson and Thiago Alcantara will slot into the central midfield roles. The duo would be determined to set up some clear-cut goal scoring chances for the front men.

Attack

Luis Diaz and Mohamed Salah will take up the wide positions, playing on the left and right-wing, respectively.

Diogo Jota will lead the line against Watford this weekend. The Portugal international will be hoping to get his name on the scoresheet when he faces off against the Hornets defence that has conceded eleven goals in their last five Premier League matches.

Roberto Firmino could come off the bench in the second forty-five minutes of the match.

4-3-3 Liverpool Predicted Lineup Vs Watford
4-3-3 Liverpool Predicted Lineup Vs Watford
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