One club has just sacked their manager after less than ten months in charge. The other is playing some of the most attractive and devastating football in Europe with a front three capable of picking apart any defence.
All that should mean Liverpool are too much for Watford in the lunchtime kick-off today but, as is well established, nothing can be taken for granted in the Premier League, and Jurgen Klopp will be conscious not to take his hosts lightly.
The corresponding fixture two seasons ago - Watford spent the 2021-21 campaign in the Championship - saw Ismaïla Sarr bag a double with Troy Deeney adding the gloss on a 3-0 win.
But this is a different Watford side and new boss Claudio Ranieri the 16th permanent manager to step into the Vicarage Road dugout in just ten years, will no doubt be pragmatic in his first match at the helm.
Where to watch Watford vs Liverpool
TV channel: Today’s match will be televised on BT Sport 1.
Live stream: BT Sport subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the website or the Sky Go and BT Sport apps.