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Mazzarri calls on painful memories to motivate Watford

Mazzarri's side was beaten 6-1 the last time they met Liverpool. Credit: PA

Walter Mazzarri hopes his Watford players will remember how they felt getting thrashed 6-1 at Liverpool when the two Premier League sides go head-to-head again on Monday night.

The Hornets are all-but safe for another season in the top flight, sitting on 40 points.

Manager Mazzarri, though, is determined the campaign will not just fade out over the closing five matches, which sees fixtures against Everton, Chelsea and Manchester City.

First up is the visit of Jurgen Klopp's men who tore Watford apart when the clubs met on Merseyside in early November, a result which saw the Reds at the top of the table.

Mazzarri wants his players to channel their frustrations of that miserable night at Anfield when they aim to make amends in front of the Vicarage Road faithful.

"I reminded them (about the Liverpool result) to motivate them," Mazzarri said.

"We have seen in English football that if a team with less value does everything well, they can win against much higher teams.

"I have the duty to try to get everything out of my players, all of the positive energy."

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