Watford star Deeney has now explained why he is backing Liverpool FC to retain their status as champions of England this season despite their injury woes.

The Reds won their first-ever Premier League crown last season with seven games to spare as they ended up an impressive 18 points ahead of second-placed Manchester City.

Speaking to talkSPORT, as quoted by the Daily star , Deeney said: “I am still sticking with Liverpool.

“They showed nothing [against Wolves] that they are getting any worse.

“They have got lads coming back. Young boys that have come in and done really well. Then they have got goals all over the pitch.

“So, it will be very difficult to bet against them.”

Liverpool FC have have suffered long-term injuries to both Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez this season to leave them short of options at the back heading into the second half of the campaign.

But Despite those setbacks, Liverpool FC remain firmly in the hunt to retain their title this season, with Jurgen Klopp’s men in second place in the table and level on points with leaders Tottenham Hotspur after 11 games.

The champions will take on Fulham away from home on Sunday as they look to head into the hectic festive period in good form.