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Just over 170 million euros made the owners from the United States for this season loose to meet Jürgen Klopp a few wishes. If one adds the record remittance for the central defender Virgil van Dijk from last season (around 80 million euros) to it, one approaches very quickly the insane sum of a quarter of a billion euros. Although, Paris Saint-Germaint invested this sum only in a single player, Neymar. The goal was and is to get the national championship title to Anfield for the first time since 1990. For 28 years, the fans of the Reds are now looking forward to this dream. Although Liverpool FC are still in first place in the Premier League, they are starting to feel as though the Klopp team has reached a crucial turning point this season. Only one victory from the last five games makes one or the other fans sit up and take notice.
All the more Watford will have to take care now. The teams coached by Jürgen Klopp always knew at what point in time it was necessary to set all reserves free again. That was already in Mainz, Dortmund now at Liverpool FC. It is not for nothing that Liverpool beat Watford’s bookmaker odds in the direction of the Reds, who have not lost a single home game as the only team in the Premier League this season (eleven wins, two draws). This is almost certainly a telling statistic for Liverpool versus Watford for the forecast. One of the few arguments that could be against it is that Watford itself can not be described as being outwardly weak. Out of 14 away games, only four were lost.
Since Jürgen Klopp took over the helm at the Reds, the results have consolidated both nationally and internationally insofar as claims have now risen almost to the limit. Last year, Liverpool narrowly missed the Champions League title. In the Premier League you qualified fourth again relatively sovereign again for this competition. According to the owners, fans and finally the Klopp self-image, now the next step must be made. Jürgen Klopp summarized it very briefly and as always eloquently together by saying: “A little silver should jump out at.” In the second round of the Champions League his men completed a rather mixed performance against the German record champions. Asked about the mood in the stadium and the performance of his team, Klopp answered that both had already been better. Is this a sign of first signs of wear? Will the Reds get the so-called “Flattermann”? Liverpool had missed the chance to make amends against arch-rivals Manchester United this weekend. 0: 0 ended the duel. In the second half, the Reds did not take a single shot at David de Gea’s goal. On the other hand, the defensive line did not go too far, making it possible for Liverpool to offer Watford a tipping point.
Now, for the time being, the focus for Liverpool has to be on restoring an important threesome again. No matter how and if it was a dirty work victory. Because of the many draws lately and the worse goal difference compared to the Skyblues, from now on any gaffe will be punished harder than ever before in this season. The advantage of once seven counters is now almost gone. Is perhaps the desire for the title, perhaps the fear of failure? Thus, the clear role of favorites, at least according to the bookmakers, still exists.
Jürgen Klopp has to renounce Firmino, Joe Gomez, Oxlade-Chamberlain and most likely Lovren.
Last year’s fourth-placed from Watford should be quite satisfied with the season so far. With a record of eleven wins, seven draws and nine defeats, the Hornets have so far collected 40 points. This Watford is quasi “The Best of the Rest” and leads the teams in the secured midfield and is in seventh place in the table. The gap to Chelsea FC (one game less) ahead of them, however, is already a whopping ten points. It is also pleasing that the climber from 2014/15 has nothing to do with the descent. The Hornets have dropped by 16 points from the first relegation place. Apart from losing to Tottenham Hotspur in late January, the team of Javi Gracia has not lost the last ten games, six of them even won. Even Watford can convince abroad and is with 20 counters in the distance the sixth best away team. That, coupled with the current form weakness of the Reds, could make Liverpool against Watford a tip on the guests quite attractive or at least not absurd.
Not only in foreign stadiums, also at home, it is noticeable that the Hornets are relatively saddle-fast. They have conceded only one goal in their last four games, with a 5-1 away win against Cardiff City last weekend. The fact that the Hornets now really do not have to hide, probably now also the Klopp Elf should be clear. Accordingly, both teams will not get involved in a real offensive spectacle. Javi Gracia is relinquished by Kiko and Jose Holebas, who are suspended for one more match.
Liverpool vs Watford head to head matches
24.11.18 PL Watford Liverpool 0 : 3
17.03.18 PL Liverpool Watford 5 : 0
12.08.17 PL Watford Liverpool 3 : 3
01.05.17 PL Watford Liverpool 0 : 1
06.11.16 PL Liverpool Watford 6 : 1