Liverpool have shown a glimpse of sheer class recently with top-notch performances in all departments. Their confident streak continued with yet another display of brilliance with an alternate team against Watford. Jurgen Klopp faces major selection woes due to the lineup of important fixtures and he had to make a lot of changes to his side to keep players fit for the game against Chelsea. He made several changes to the side that knocked Villarreal out of the Europa league. This team combination produced a good result for the manager and this victory will give his team a lot of confidence before the game against Chelsea. Here are some of the talking points from the game.
Allen should stay
Joe Allen is at the pinnacle of his form as he has continued to be better with every passing game under Jurgen Klopp. He is the hero who Liverpool needs and also deserves. His heroics have helped the Reds in tough situations and he is an inspiring figure for the team. There were concerns over his future at Anfield but considering the form that he is in and the amount of dedication that he has shown, he should a chance to stay at Anfield.
Back-four showing improvement
Klopp had major selection woes especially at the back and he had to select players who were not the best defensively this season. The combination of Flanagan, Skrtel, Lucas and Moreno managed to do resolute defending and also kept a clean sheet. Skrtel had a very good game considering this might be his last one at Anfield and he will cherish this performance.
Klopp has his priorities set
The squad selection for this game was a clear indication that Jurgen Klopp has his priorities on the two big games. The league clash against Chelsea and the Europa cup final. The manager will be hoping that his side gets the double against Chelsea and his ultimate dream for this season will be to get his hands on the trophy. His side was struggling with a lot of injury troubles but recent updates have been positive for the squad with possible returns of three key players.
Possible top six finish
A win against Watford means that the Reds are just one point behind Southampton and have a game in hand. If they manage to get a win against Chelsea they can possibly take the last European spot and end the season on a high note.