Liverpool kick off their Premier League campaign with a testing trip to Vicarage Road to face Watford on Saturday afternoon.
Jurgen Klopp's men could easily fall into the trap of having one eye on Tuesday's trip to face Hoffenheim in the first leg of their crucial Champions League qualifier against the Bundesliga side, but the former Borussia Dortmund boss is determined that his men remain fully focused on their clash with Marco Silva's Hornets.
Marco Silva failed to save Hull City from relegation last term, but the Portuguese boss greatly enhanced his burgeoning reputation as a manager as the Tigers put up a tenacious fight for survival - particularly on home soil.
Indeed, Silva has suffered just two defeats in his last 43 matches as a manager on home turf and the 40-year-old boss, who has taken up the reins at Vicarage Road from Walter Mazzarri, will hope that home comforts can provide the platform on which Watford can build this season.
An opening victory against the Reds would certainly represent a superb start for Silva's side and the Hornets can be backed at 5/1 (6.0) to start the season in style by securing three precious points.
Liverpool have been potent in pre-season, scoring 10 goals in their final four warm-up fixtures, and there is 11/5 (3.20) that the Reds come out on top in a match in which both teams score, while the 3/4 (1.75) quote for this match to produce more than two goals could well prove popular with punters.
Watford, however, could offer decent resistance to the Reds - it took a spectacular strike from Emre Can for the men from Merseyside to edge to a narrow 1-0 win on their last Premier League away-day against the Hornets and there is 19/20 (1.95) that there are fewer than three goals scored on this occasion.
Liverpool's focus must be razor sharp if they are to avoid a disappointing result from their opening Premier League fixture and Watford are capable of making the Reds pay should Klopp's charges allow their minds to drift towards Tuesday's tussle in Hoffenheim.
Good value, therefore, may lie in dabblebet's 4/5 (1.80) quote for both teams to find the target when these rivals lock horns in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.