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Watford’s Cleverley Keen To Wreck Reds’ Champions League Hopes

He seems like a nice person.

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Former Manchester United and Everton midfielder (with current Watfordly duties), Tom Cleverley, spent his weekend chatting with ESPN FC about his career, what he loves about Watford, and how he would like to give United a leg up by beating Liverpool on Monday.

“I think it’ll be Chelsea and Spurs as the top two and then the two Manchester clubs making up the top four,” Cleverley said about how he believes the league table will look at the end of the season. “I might regret saying that with Liverpool coming on Monday night, but hopefully we can do United a favour.”

Three of Watford’s upcoming games are against teams sitting in the top four spots on the table, and Cleverley believes the Hornets will be able to play some role in the final positions.

“We still have to play City, Chelsea, Liverpool, and Everton in the last five games,” he said. “It’s a big challenge for us, but when you get three points that people don’t expect against the top clubs, it gives you a real buzz. You really get the confidence that you can mix it with the best and we will be hoping to do it again on Monday night.”

Liverpool’s showing at Watford earlier this season was inspired. It was also at Anfield. Cleverley is counting on the away trip being the Reds’ undoing.

“Vicarage Road is a tough place for big teams to visit,” he said. “I could see that from the first week I came to the club because it is a team focused on winning with lots of big characters.”

Monday’s game is going to be a tough one, no matter what. However, as others have already opined, no matter how many promises and threats the opposition makes, Liverpool’s fate is ultimately entirely in their own hands.

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