Watford v Liverpool live stream, Saturday 16 October, 12:30pm BST
Liverpool have the chance to return to the top of the Premier League table, at least temporarily, by beating Watford in the early kick-off on Saturday.
The Reds have enjoyed a broadly positive start to the season, and remain unbeaten after seven games. No team in the division can better their tally of 17 goals, and Mohamed Salah in particular has been in tremendous form at the start of the campaign.
Liverpool were criticised in some quarters for their quiet summer of recruitment, but they have so far benefited from the continuity that comes from having a clear identity and a settled side. That might not be enough to bring them another title, but Jurgen Klopp will certainly be pleased with the direction of travel.
That is not to say the Reds have been perfect up to now. Manchester City could easily have won at Anfield before the international break had they pressed home their dominance in the first half. Liverpool looked shaky defensively in the game prior to that, as Brentford twice came from behind to draw 3-3. Watford will take note from how the Bees approached that game, but denying this Liverpool team victory is easier said than done.
Claudio Ranieri will return to a Premier League dugout this weekend after replacing Xisco Munoz as Watford boss. The Hornets are the fourth English club the veteran Italian has managed after Chelsea, Leicester and Fulham, and his experience with the latter might worry Watford fans. Ranieri was unable to make an impression at Craven Cottage in 2018/19, and he was sacked after just 106 days in charge as Fulham hurtled towards the Championship.
The 69-year-old would argue that he inherited a difficult situation in west London and was always going to struggle to turn it around. Watford are in a healthier position, and Xisco would no doubt have been retained by less trigger-happy owners. Anything Ranieri picks up from his first game in charge will be a bonus.
Kick-off is at 12:30pm BST and the game is being shown live on BT Sport 1 in the UK.
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