Liverpool will have to try and re-focus on the Premier League after an incredible performance on Thursday saw them progress into the Europa League final, and they host Watford at Anfield on Sunday looking to finish as high up the top flight standings as possible.
Jurgen Klopp’s men were impressive as they reached their second cup final of the season by beating La Liga side Villarreal 3-1 on aggregate, but their league form has been disappointing, with the Reds currently lying in eighth position.
They could still qualify for the Europa League, but you sense that their real focus now will be on beating Sevilla in Basel and qualifying for the Champions League instead.
The Merseyside outfit rested a number of players for their 3-1 defeat to Swansea at the Liberty Stadium last weekend, and Klopp could once again choose to rotate his squad when Watford travel north.
The Hornets looked to be heading to defeat against already-relegated Aston Villa at Vicarage Road last weekend, but captain Troy Deeney – a Birmingham City fan – scored two late goals to move the club up to 12th in the table.
They have however lost eight times on the road this season, and have only kept three clean sheets away from home, while there are rumours that manager Quique Sanchez Flores could leave the club at the end of the campaign following a largely disappointing 2016 for the Yellows.
Liverpool will be high off their Europa league victory on Thursday night but Klopp will have to re-focus his side for the visit of Watford.
He has no new injuries to speak of but has a whole host of players who have been out for quite some time – Divock Origi, Jordan Henderson and Danny Ings are all still out, but could return to the fold before the season is out.
They face a Watford side with only one absentee for the weekend’s trip, as midfielder Etienne Capoue will be missing after suffering from a knee injury which is likely to see him miss the remainder of the season.
However, Allan Nyom and Nathan Ake are pushing for recalls to the starting XI.
League Positions: Liverpool – 8th (55 pts); Watford – 12th (44 pts)
Previous Meeting: Watford 3-0 Liverpool (December 20, 2015)
Form: Liverpool – DWWWDL; Watford – LLDWLW
Key Men: Liverpool – Daniel Sturridge; Watford – Troy Deeney
Shoot Says: Liverpool 3-1 Watford