Predicted Liverpool lineup against Watford: Fabinho doubtful; Alexander-Arnold, Sturridge to start

Predicted Liverpool lineup against Watford: Fabinho doubtful; Alexander-Arnold, Sturridge to start

Roberto Firmino could be fit for Sunday's Merseyside derby and has an outside chance of featuring against Watford on Wednesday having avoided a serious ankle injury, Jürgen Klopp has confirmed.

While City also picked up three points in their game against West Ham, Liverpool stay top and improved their goal difference to 49.

"We draw against Bayern and then United. but it's always about showing reactions", Klopp said.

"I think from the word go, right from the very first match of the season we've all been very focused and very concentrated", Keita told Sky Sports News.

"We play tomorrow and it will be very close for that, but there's still a chance for the derby [on Sunday]".

"Because its Bobby I would say yes [there's a chance] but I don't know if I'd use that chance".

"But writing Bobby off is a big mistake because he recovers pretty quick".

One problem the Liverpool manager has got is the back-up players he has to call upon in the forward positions are not making an impact, with Adam Lallana, Divock Origi and Daniel Sturridge all coming up short when called up.

If Firmino can not play against Watford, Klopp has Sturridge, Divock Origi and Xherdan Shaqiri as his reserve final third options, although the trio only have 14 Premier League starts between them in 2018-19.

If they don't discover it tonight, I feel they will drop more points against a strong Watford side that have beaten Everton and Cardiff in their last two matches and will come to Anfield playing with the kind of freedom Liverpool are lacking right now. "But they still have a lot of quality".

'Watford changed for us too. That's not the case this time.

Liverpool will look to maintain their slender lead over Manchester City at the top of the table as they host in-form Watford at Anfield this week.

Watford are definitely due a good seeing to and Jurgen Klopp's team have enjoyed series success against the side over the past few games.

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