By Harvey Byrne

Mark Lawrenson has predicted a comfortable victory 3-0 for Liverpool against Watford on Sunday afternoon at Anfield.

Jurgen Klopp’s side take on a Watford side currently placed in seventh in the league table.

The Hornets have impressed under new boss Walter Mazzarri after taking over from Quique Flores in the summer.

Meanwhile, the Reds are also in impressive form themselves and Lawrenson believes the Merseysiders attacking strength will help them on to victory over the Hertfordshire based club.

“I would argue that Liverpool are the best team in the Premier League at the moment,” Lawrenson wrote on the BBC Sport website.

“That changes over the course of the season for various reasons, as we know, but right now they are seriously difficult to play against and I think the other clubs are looking at them and thinking ‘crikey’.

“They are conceding goals – their only clean sheet in the league so far was their 0-0 draw against Manchester United – but, while that is an issue, when they are winning and scoring lots of goals it is not a problem.

“There will come a day when it will cost them but, for now, it is a case of hang on and enjoy the ride.

“Watford are on a good run and are up to seventh place, but they will not have come up against a team who play like Liverpool before now.

“The Reds will have four or five players at the Hornets all the time who can all score and create space and opportunities.”

Watford have won just one of the last seven meetings between the two sides with a 3-0 victory in 2015 following a Odion Ighalo strike and Nathan Ake goal.

The Reds will pose difficult foes for Watford, especially at Anfield, where they have won four out of their five Premier League home fixtures.

Liverpool will be looking to win to stay in contention with Arsenal and Manchester City, while they will also be looking to boost their goal difference, which is currently keeping them in third place.

In other Liverpool news, striker Divock Origi has told team mate Danny Ings that “you’ll never walk alone” after his season-ending injury.