Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool are flying high in the Premier League, their potent attacking options striking fear in opposition defences; with that in mind, it might have been best for teams the Reds are about to face to keep their heads down and let their football do the talking...
But not Watford, or rather, their winger Nordin Amrabat - he's gone with a different approach and perhaps rightly so. There's nothing wrong with a little confidence.
Speaking ahead of the game, Amrabat has come out and claimed his side can halt the Reds title challenge at Anfield on Sunday, as reported by Liverpool Echo.
Jurgen Klopp’s side host the Hornets at Anfield on Sunday, and are looking to maintain their position amongst the Premier League leaders. Lest we forget, they pummelled Crystal Palace 4-2 at Selhurst Park over the weekend, and are unbeaten in eight league games. They have every right to go into the game with Watford with confidence.
But despite all the plaudits Klopp's men are currently receiving, Amrabat still thinks his own team are capable of pulling off an upset.
“It will be a tough game at Liverpool but, hopefully, we can do something that people don’t expect,” he said.
''I think everybody is looking forward to playing at Anfield, we have got a lot of confidence and this week we are going to training hard for sure. The coach will prepare us well, we will listen to him and hopefully we can surprise them as well. We have a lot of confidence, we are playing good.
“We need to play like we did against Hull, if we play from behind we create more.”
Fighting words from the Watford man. In fairness to Amrabat - who has featured in nine of the club’s 10 league games so far this season - Watford have pretty much been the surprise package so far this season. They currently sit seventh in the league, and are only three points behind sixth placed Everton.