Liverpool vs Watford – Live Stream: Football, Game, 2019 Watch On TV. will attempt to maintain their place back at the Premier League summit when they return to action at Anfield tonight Jurgen Klopp’s side reclaimed top billing on Sunday, though missed the chance to go three points clear of title rivals Manchester City – who were busy winning the League Cup – with just 11 matches remaining after being held to a goalless draw by Manchester United at Old Trafford.
== MATCH INFO ==
Team : Liverpool vs Watford
Date : Wednesday, 27 February
Start Time : 03:00 Pm ET
With City hosting West Ham on the same night, the Reds will likely need to record only their second top-flight win in February to ensure they remain in first place, but will certainly not have it easy against a Watford team in excellent form.A quick reminder of how the standings currently look – Liverpool could be as many as four points ahead after tonight’s action, or two points behind
Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita is determined to overcome the challenges he has faced in his maiden Premier League season and maintain his recent progress.The Guinea international has made just 12 league starts since arriving from RB Leipzig in the summer in a £43million deal.
He was viewed as being the perfect fit for Jurgen Klopp’s midfield but after a bright start faded after an injury interruption while fellow new signing Fabinho started off slowly but has now become an integral part of the team.
Keita had probably his best game for the club in the 3-0 win over Bournemouth at Anfield earlier this month and is keen to build on that.”I’m someone who likes to respond to a challenge, I never give up or stop trying, even if things were a little bit more difficult at the beginning,” the midfielder told liverpoolfc.com.
“It’s a lot faster here. The style of play is a lot more aggressive and the intensity of the game is really high in relation to Germany.”That’s fine, I’m now part of it, this is the league I’m playing in. I’m just going to keep working hard.”Nothing is easy in football, it’s just about the business of working hard. Every game you play you do your best.
“It’s true that when I was in Germany I performed well and played a lot but here I’ve come to a big club, here everyone is capable of doing great things.”Now it’s down to me to work so I can perform even better in this league. Now I’m here, I’m not going to give up trying.
“I’m here to bring as much as I possibly can to the team and I want to work even harder so I can do even better than people thought I did against Bournemouth.
“I’m going to try to do better and better in the remaining matches, so I can finish the season as well as I possibly can with the team.”Of course, Klopp could decide that Firmino’s unique qualities cannot be directly replaced and opt for a change of system to account for that fact.
The Liverpool boss has enjoyed plenty of success deploying a 4-2-3-1 formation at times this season, and has countless options should he return to that setup.As is the case with Salah and Sadio Mane, Adam Lallana, Naby Keita and Xherdan Shaqiri are all capable of featuring across the line of three in this shape.
Each of Firmino’s direct replacements in 4-3-3 could make a good case to feature as the lone centre-forward in this formation, too. Whichever way Klopp goes, he will do so knowing margin for error is slim in a title race that is hurtling towards a fascinating conclusion.