Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says Watford full deserve the 7th place which they occupy in the table.
The Reds face Quique Sanchez Flores' men hoping to bounce back from last week's disappointing home draw against West Bromwich Albion but the German says it will not be easy for his team to take all three points from Vicarage Road.
"[They have done] very well. I don't think it's a big surprise – it's only how football is," Klopp said.
"If you have a good team, of course you need good players, but if these players together are a real good team, if you have a good plan like they have, and if you play football like they do, then it's not easy but it's possible to be more successful.
"Then, everybody expects. Then the next thing is it's easier, if the expectations are not too high, to go over them. And that's what maybe Leicester [are doing] but maybe Watford too.
"I don't know too much about their expectations but they play really well and are they are difficult to defend against.
"They have good strikers together and a good plan. They are quick in their minds, they switch [the ball] really fast and that's all of the things you have to know about them.
"It's no coincidence that teams like this have more points than maybe they expected. If you are in a run, things seem to sometimes be easier.
"But we go there not to clap our hands about their season – we want to fight for the points and we will see what happens."