Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed his side has had to watch Sampdoria matches as they prepare for Watford match on Saturday.
The arrival of Claudio Ranieri, who had a stint at Sampdoria before moving to the Premier League, means Klopp and company could benefit from watching the Italian side's matches.
Speaking ahead of the match, Klopp said;
“He is a great manager obviously, worked all over the world,” Jürgen Klopp told Liverpoolfc.com. “Last club was again really successful, reinvented himself again, which is absolutely great.
“I don’t think he will care too much about who he is playing in the first game, he is just busy with preparing the team and they will go for everything.
“The preparation was now obviously slightly different, we actually watched more situations of Sampdoria games than Watford games to prepare the Watford game because obviously, Claudio has a specific way, how he is usually doing.
“But the main message for this game for us is we have to focus on ourselves – not only because we don’t know what the opponent is doing but as well because of that.”
Liverpool are currently second on the log behind Chelsea, while Watford lie 15th.