Jan Molby explains why Liverpool should fear Watford
By Dominic Toner
Jan Molby believes that Liverpool should be wary of Watford’s forwards ahead of their meeting.
The Reds host Watford on Sunday in the Premier League and will hope to make it four consecutive wins in all competitions.
Jurgen Klopp’s side are currently third-placed in the league table and are only behind current leaders Manchester City on goal difference.
Watford have been one of the surprises of the season and are seventh-placed after the opening 10 games, meaning they are ahead of Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United.
Ex-Liverpool midfielder Molby claims that Watford duo Troy Deeney and Odion Ighalo could cause a real threat.
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“If you’d told me the Hornets would be seventh in the table without Troy Deeney and Odion Ighalo banging in goals left, right and centre, I wouldn’t have believed you,” Molby wrote in the Echo. “Those two haven’t hit the numbers, but they’re the handful that Liverpool need to concern themselves with on Sunday. Two strikers gives defenders a problem, especially in the modern era.”
Deeney and Ighalo have contributed just four league goals between them this season, but that hasn’t stopped Watford make a fantastic start to the campaign.
The forwards were the club’s key pair last season and helped them to finish 13th in the Premier League.
Joel Matip and Dejan Lovren will be the Liverpool defenders trying to handle the attacker as Jurgen Klopp has settled on his centre-backs.
The Reds have been in phenomenal attacking form this season, but have looked vulnerable in defence.
The Merseyside club have kept just one clean sheet in their opening 10 league games and will want to improve that if they are to be considered serious title contenders.
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