After a disappointing draw at Old Trafford, a good performance as well as 3 points would calm the LFC masses down. Here’s the first XI The Anfield Talk’s Ian (@ianyoungkop) thinks will take to the field against Watford.
Alisson: Alisson looked pretty assured against United and made one top class from Lingard. Looks to be getting back to his best with his kicking as well
Trent Alexander-Arnold: Despite getting some unfair criticism, Alexander-Arnold is obviously missed when he doesn’t play. Not surprising as when he and Gomez are out we are playing with our 3rd choice right back.
Van Dijk: Virgil was top class against United, one of very few players that were. Always confident that we can keep a clean sheet when he’s in the team.
Matip: Thought Matip was very good against United, and for me, has jumped ahead of Lovren as to who should deputise for Gomez when he’s not injured.
Robertson: Not sure what’s happened to Robertson’s final ball the last couple of months, hope he finds it again soon
Fabinho: Fabinho has become our calm head in the middle of the park, and has become as important as Van Dijk is at the back. One of the first names on the team sheet for me.
Wijnaldum: I thought Gini was disappointing against United and with our front three was guilty of giving the ball away far too many times. Hopefully he’ll be back to his best against Watford.
Keita: I thought we lacked a midfield who would carry the ball into the box with positivity against United, and I thought Naby could’ve been that player.
Mané: Mané had one of his most disappointing games for us against United, constantly losing the ball and running into blind alleys. Hopefully he’ll regain his form this evening.
Firmino: It was disappointing to lose Firmino to injury against United, as he seems to be able to get the best out of Mane and Salah.
Salah: Mo had one of the most disappointing games I’ve seen since he arrived at the club, apart from one run in the first half, I struggle to think of a positive contribution he made on Sunday. Hopefully his form returns from now on.
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Come on you Red men!