By Harvey Byrne

Former Liverpool attacker Harry Kewell has stated that his former club “are looking very strong this year” ahead of the clash against Watford.

The now 38-year-old is the current Under-23s manager of the Hertfordshire-based club following his retirement with Melbourne Heart in 2014.

He is preparing to return to Anfield on Sunday when Watford take on Liverpool, but he has predicted a tough match for the Hornets.

“It’s going to be a tough game for Watford,” said Kewell to 5times. “But Watford are a stubborn bunch, they work hard in training. The manager is constantly talking them through what he wants, so they’re going to go there with a game plan and I’m sure Liverpool are going to have a game plan to counteract that.

“It’s going to be an interesting game, but I think Liverpool are looking very strong this year.”

Kewell joined Liverpool in 2003 from famous English club Leeds in a £5million deal.

He struggled with injuries at the club, but still managed to win the Champions League and FA Cup during his five years at the club.

The former Australia international made 139 appearances for the Merseysiders scoring 16 goals before moving to Turkish giants Galatasary in 2008 on a free.

His current club are doing well in the Premier League sat in seventh place and they will be looking to put a dent in Liverpool’s good form, who are currently joint top of the Premier League table.

In other Liverpool news, Giorginio Wijnaldum celebrated on Twitter as his Netherlands teammate scored a winning goal against Manchester United on Thursday evening.