The Barclays Premier League this weekend has all its attention on the one team that has defied all odds, Leicester City. However, there is plenty to play for, for the other clubs in the competition with a place in Europe still lying in balance for a number of sides.
Liverpool lost a great chance to put the pressure on the top-4 places after managing to take just a point from the last 2 games in the league. They will welcome Sanchez Flores’ Watford this weekend to Anfield just days after the 3-0 victory in the semi-final of the Europa League.
Klopp will have learnt his lesson after the drubbing against Swansea City last week but with a league game against Chelsea in the mid-week, Klopp will once again be tempted to use a fairly young side for this affair.
Henderson, Origi, and Ings are still out injured while Sakho is still ineligible to play. However, with Can coming back into the team, Allen and Lucas who had little part to play in the mid-week might get a start on the night in the mid-field.
Here is Liverpool’s predicted line-up to face Watford on Sunday:
A decent display in the last game though he let 3 goals through should earn Liverpool’s second choice keeper Danny Ward another game at the fag-end of the Premier League season.
Missed out in the last game through illness but will be back to snatch his place from Clyne who played the full 90 minutes against Villarreal on Thursday.
A regular started for Liverpool in the league, Skrtel will have a huge role to play at the heart of the defense for the Liverpool side against the likes of Ighalo and Deeney.
Used as a centre-back at times, Lucas has been solid at that place and Klopp might play him alongside Skrtel to give Lovren and Toure a much-needed break.
Though found wanting at times at the back, Moreno has been one of the most exciting players for Liverpool in the final third and will have his work cut out against Watford on Sunday.
Growing in confidence by the game, Stewart, who started that last couple of league games for Liverpool will once again start in the midfield for the Reds on the night.
Playing less than half-an-hour in the game against Villarreal, Allen will be fresh and raring to go from the start against Watford this weekend.
Slowly losing the support from the fans, Ibe, who has not been able to put in consistent performances, will get yet another chance to prove himself on Sunday.
Adding some class to the young Liverpool attack, Firmino, who was sensational in the semi-final will start just behind the striker at Anfield on Sunday.
The young winger for Liverpool now has two assists in his last two league games for the club and is turning into an exciting prospect for the future.
With Sturridge playing all 92 minutes in the semi-final, Benteke who scored on his return from injury last weekend will lead the line of attack for Liverpool.