Liverpool LIV Diogo Jota (22'), Fabinho (Pen 89')
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Premier League Gameweek 31
Apr 2, 2022 KO: 11:30

Liverpool - Watford

Anfield Liverpool
Referee: Stuart Attwell
Diogo Jota 22'  
Fabinho (Pen) 89'  

Match preview

Alexander-Arnold out - How Liverpool could line up against Watford

Trent Alexander-Arnold has been missing for a few weeks due to a hamstring issue and hasn't quite recovered yet to feature for Liverpool

Liverpool will be without Trent Alexander-Arnold for the visit of Watford in the Premier League on Saturday.

Alexander-Arnold suffered a hamstring injury against Arsenal and missed Liverpool's FA Cup game against Nottingham Forest as a result.

The issue meant that he also had to withdraw from the England squad, and has spent time in Dubai in his rehabilitation.

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Liverpool are hopeful that he will be fit in time to face Manchester City next week, but he will miss the Watford game.

The Reds do have positive news on the availability front, too, as James Milner and Andy Robertson are back after a spell away due to Covid isolation.

Like Alexander-Arnold, Naby Keita had to withdraw from international duties due to what was described as a "minor" knee injury. He will be assessed closer to the lunchtime kick-off on Saturday.

Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah both featured in extra time and penalties in World Cup qualifying during the week, so Jurgen Klopp may opt to give the pair a rest, especially with huge matches in the Premier League and Champions League on the horizon.

Alisson will start in goal behind a likely back four of Milner, Joel Matip, Virgil van Dijk and Robertson.

Thiago, Jordan Henderson and Fabinho will likely feature in midfield.

Should Klopp decide to rest Mane and Salah, then we'll see a fluid front three of Diogo Jota, Roberto Firmino and Luis Diaz.

Predicted Liverpool XI v Watford

Match statistics

Liverpool
Statistics
Watford
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
16
3
Draws
2
3
Losses
2
14
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
39
18
Goals Per Game
1.95
0.90
More > 2.5 Goals
8
12
More > 3 Goals
6
8
Scored First in a Match
14
5
Scored Both Halves
7
3
Won More > 1 Goal
11
1
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
9
41
Did Not Score
4
8
Both Teams Scored
6
11
Kept Clean Sheet
12
3
Won Without Conceding
11
1
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
-
-
Possession
-
-
Passes
-
-
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
18
11
Shots on Target
6.05
3.84
Goals out of Shots
0.12
0.07
Crosses
-
-
Offsides
2.06
1.85
Penalties
0.25
0.05
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.60
0.15
Tackles Won
-
-
Clearances
-
-
Interceptions
-
-
Own Goals
0.00
0.10
Aerials Won
-
-
Total Shots Conceded
7.15
14
Shots on Target Conceded
2.58
5.00
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.07
0.18
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
8.65
12
Yellow Cards
1.10
1.45
Red Cards
0.00
0.00