There is a huge sense of confidence among Liverpool players after the team reached the Europa League final, defeating Villarreal. After a brilliant game against Villarreal, manager Jurgen Klopp is expected to make sweeping changes as his team faces Watford at Anfield on Sunday.
The big stars are not expected to feature against Watford, which will open the doors for youngsters in the team to impress. Besides the young guns, players like Christian Benteke and Martin Skrtel will be keen to show they still have it in them to play the big games of the season.
However, fielding youngsters in this game would not only mean rest to key players, but also a possible strong line-up against Chelsea during the midweek fixture. Such games could test Liverpool ahead of their Europa League final on May 18.
One of the young guns, Sheyi Ojo, who has been impressive under Jurgen Klopp, will be keen to perform once again. Ojo has it in him to shine in EPL as he uses his pace and has a deadly left foot, which is something to watch out for against Watford.
Ojo is pleased with the chances Klopp has given him so far, and believes he can learn from each and every game.
"You can always learn from things, every game that I'm playing. I've played eight games now and in each of them there have been different scenarios and different results. I think I'm just learning from every experience and that will help me in the future," the LFC official website quoted Ojo as saying.
"Jürgen is a great manager and I'm happy to be working under him. I'm just trying to learn off him and the first-team staff and even the Academy staff.He's given me loads of confidence ever since I've come back from Wolves and I'm grateful for that."
Irrespective of the players Klopp fields against Watford, one thing is for sure: The team will go for a win against Watford, who have won 12 games in the season so far. The visitors will be keen to win their 13th against Liverpool on Sunday, which is not going to be any easy despite Klopp resting key players.
Watford manager Sanchez Flores is aware of the difficulty Liverpool fans might pose, but wants his players to be competitive.
"Liverpool are an amazing team, they've had a good run and they have a lot of good players. Anfield is an amazing stadium, so we need to be competitive because the other team is very powerful," Flores told the LFC website.
"I know how it is to play at Anfield. I went there with Atletico Madrid five or six years ago in the semi-final of the Europa League. I know all about the atmosphere and the support from the stands, they push the team a lot."
Though Liverpool will not play their best XI, Watford, who defeated Aston Villa in their last game, are set to play the same XI against the Reds.
Where to watch live
Liverpool vs Watford is scheduled to kick off at 4 p.m. BST (8:30 p.m. IST, 10 a.m. EST). In India, viewers can catch the game on Star Sports 2 and Star Sports HD 2. Online streaming will be available on Starsports.com and Hotstar.
In the U.K. and Ireland, there will be no TV broadcast of the Liverpool vs Watford game, but the online streaming will be available on LFCTV Go.
In the U.S., viewers can catch the Liverpool vs Watford game on the NBC Sports Network.Online streaming will be available on NBC Sports Live Extra.Radio commentary of the game will be available on Westwood One Sports.
The live scores for Liverpool vs Watford EPL game can be found on the Premier League match centre.