Watford welcome Liverpool to Vicarage Road this afternoon with just one point and two places separating the teams in the Premier League table.
Given the pre-season predictions of many, it is somewhat surprising that the Hornets are ahead in that particular race, with Quique Sanchez Flores’s side just four points outside the European places heading towards 2016.
There is still plenty of football to be played, but it has been an impressive start following Watford’s return to the top flight and they will be hoping to keep that going against Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side.
The Reds drew 2-2 with West Bromwich Albion last time out and they have now gone three games without a victory since their 6-1 thrashing of Southampton in the Capital One Cup.
As for Watford, they are on an excellent run, winning their last three games against Aston Villa, Norwich City and Sunderland, so they will be quietly confident of getting one over Liverpool this afternoon.
- Heurelho Gomes
- Nathan Aké
- Miguel Britos
- Craig Cathcart
- Almen Abdi
- Etienne Capoue
- Ben Watson
- Troy Deeney
- Odion Ighalo
Substitutes: Giedrius Arlauskis, José Holebas, Ikechi Anya, Valon Behrami, Adlène Guédioura, Alessandro Diamanti, Mamadou Obbi Oularé.
- Adam Bogdan
- Nathaniel Clyne
- Alberto Moreno
- Mamadou Sakho
- Martin Skrtel
- Emre Can
- Philippe Coutinho
- Jordan Henderson
- Adam Lallana
- Lucas Leiva
- Roberto Firmino
Substitutes: Ryan Fulton, Connor Randall, Kolo Touré, Joe Allen, Jordon Ibe, Christian Benteke, Divock Origi.
Valon Behrami ★ probable - calf
Sebastian Prödl ★ probable - calf
Joel Ekstrand ★ out - ACL
Daniel Sturridge ★ out - hamstring
Jordan Rossiter ★ out - hamstring
Dejan Lovren ★ out - knee
Joseph Gomez ★ out - ACL
Danny Ings ★ out - knee
Jon Flanagan ★ questionable - knee
Mamadou Sakho ★ probable - knee
James Milner ★ out - calf