Watford vs Liverpool - Will Coutinho speculation haunt the Reds in season opener?

It turned out to be an average season at best for Watford last season.

Klopp also has injury worries regarding Philippe Coutinho, Adam Lallana and Nathaniel Clyne, confirming the trio will be unavailable for the start of Liverpool's Premier League season. A charismatic manager and a tactically skilled one as well, Marco Silva brings excitement to Vicarage Road where fans will be able to see a couple of highly exciting new players this year. The club management chose to part ways with Walter Mazzarri and went on to hire Marco Silva who took the reins after abandoning ship at Hull City.

But there has always been hope in the horizon and many believe Jurgen Klopp is the right man to help them secure this trophy.

The Hornets manager will likely look to the likes of Étienne Capoue and Will Hughes to disrupt our flow and move the ball quickly to the newly arrived Andre Gray to try to catch our defense off guard - a strategy that's worked to great effect in the past.

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"The favourites must be Manchester City actually", Klopp said to DAZN.

The Merseyside club have added Dominic Solanke and Mohamed Salah to their attack, while Liverpool have strengthened their back four by signing left-back Andrew Robertson from Hull City.

Although the Brazilian star has reportedly asked to leave Liverpool, the Premier League giants are not contemplating his sale and they have made it crystal clear.

Liverpool will also be without influential playmaker Philippe Coutinho as the Brazilian global has a supposed back injury amid speculation that he's handed in a transfer request in order to force a move to Barcelona.

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The 27-year-old showed his qualities in a consistent run in the team in the 2013-14 season, in which he scored 21 goals in 29 games and, along with Luis Suarez, nearly fired Liverpool to their first Premier League title.

Last season saw the Hornets survive relegation with a 17th place finish, six points ahead of the drop.

Jordan Henderson is also in the squad after sitting out the friendly against Athletic Bilbao in Dublin due to illness.

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