The Reds are 1/8 (1.13) in bet365's latest top four betting while their visitors are 4/7 (1.57) to achieve a top half finish, and victory here would significantly help either side meet their respective targets.
Liverpool are 1/6 (1.17) to record an 18th league victory of the campaign and inflict on Watford a ninth away defeat in 10 in all competitions.
Adam Lallana is set to miss at least two more weeks after aggravating his thigh injury in the 2-1 loss at Manchester United, whilst Nathaniel Clyne could make a return to the bench.
Watford will be without eight players including midfielder Tom Cleverley,Gerard Deulofeu, Younes Kaboul, Nathaniel Chalobah and Jerome Sinclair.
Goal glut for the Reds?
Liverpool have scored four or more goals in two of their last four games against teams outside the top six.
They can be found at 7/4 (2.75) to score over 3.5 goals against the Hornets, who have shipped 25 goals in eight encounters with top six opposition and have taken just a solitary away point in 2018.
Preview and predictions
14 of Liverpool’s 24 competitive victories in 2017-18 have come by a margin of three or more goals, so backing the 6/5 (2.20) on them winning with the -2 handicap makes sense here.
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