Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp has his eyes set on winning the Europa League AFP

Liverpool host Watford in the Premier League on 8 May, as they look to build their confidence ahead of their Europa League clash against Sevilla in the finals. Jurgen Klopp's men are out of the race for a place in the op four, but will feature in the Champions League should they be able to scale to glory on 19 May, in Basel.

Where to watch

Kick-off is set for 4pm BST. Highlights of the game will be available on BBC Match of the Day 2 on BBC One from 10.30pm BST.


Liverpool will have their eyes set on winning the Europa league, but will know that they can finish as high as fifth in the league following West Ham's defeat to Swansea, the team they lost to themselves last weekend. Klopp will take much inspiration from their performance against Villarreal, who were in the drivers seat after scoring a last gasp winner in Spain. However, the Reds prevented an away goal at Anfield and scored three for good measure to complete their induction into the finals of the tournament.

Their league form has not been the best of late, winning only three from their last seven, which has seen them fail to keep pace with the likes of West Ham and Manchester United. However, they are on a 10 game unbeaten run at Anfield and a good performance against an under-par Watford side should be enough to see them through.

Meanwhile, the Hornets have accomplished their goal of staying up this campaign, but would look to end their season on a high which could see them break into the top half of the season. However, their performance in 2016 has put Quique Sanches Flores' future under doubt and the newly-promoted side need a good performance in their last three games to secure their manager's future.

What managers say

Jurgen Klopp: "The Europa League was special because of the knockout tournament - there are no draws usually allowed so you need to come through and you need to play your best. I saw it always that we tried to in the Premier League, not at Swansea or not at Watford, I didn't forget these games. For me, the game on Sunday is quite important because maybe it is possible to play one time against a team under our usual level, but it's not allowed to do it twice. So we have to try together that we can show a better face against Watford."

Quique Sanchez Flores: "We are 13th. Maybe we can be in the top 10. It's difficult to say if we can do more. Our only plan was to escape from being in the bottom three. We did it - with one style, one idea, we don't change a lot. Sometimes when you have lost you don't want to spend a lot of time with the other coach. But he came to the office and he said he loved our team."

Betting odds (betfair)

  • Liverpool Win: 1/2
  • Draw:16/5
  • Watford Win: 11/2

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