Watford vs Liverpool LIVE: Latest Premier League updates today

Watford vs Liverpool LIVE: Latest Premier League updates today

Liverpool visit Vicarage Road this afternoon looking to close in on the Premier League title, which is only four wins away.

Watford had been enjoying a renaissance under manager Nigel Pearson when they took 13 points from his first six games in charge, but they are without a league win in six, when they beat Bournemouth 3-0 away from home – a winless run which sees Watford in big trouble again as they face the prospect of losing their Premier League status.

And it doesn’t get any easier for Watford. Games are running out and next up is the champions-elect Liverpool, who beat them 2-0 last time out at Anfield, in what was Nigel Pearson’s first game in charge. Pearson’s side will have to do something they have never managed to do before, beat Liverpool. Find out if they can:

Watford 0 – 0 Liverpool

24 mins: Robertson attempts a run in behind the Watford back line as van Dijk plays the ball over the top. His pass is too heavy and goes out of play before Robertson reaches it.

Watford 0 – 0 Liverpool

21 mins: A Liverpool corner is headed out to Oxlade-Chamberlain who chips the ball back into the box for Mo Salah. Salah controls it and shoots but hits the side netting to the right of the goal.

Watford 0 – 0 Liverpool

18 mins: Watford have impressive so far. They’ve sat back and defended well when Liverpool are in possession but when they win the ball their attacking play has been equally good. They’ve moved the ball at pace and Deulofeu is having a lot of success against Alexander-Arnold.

Watford 0 – 0 Liverpool

15 mins: Watford attack again with Deulofeu on the left, he beats Alexander-Arnold and gets to the byline before cutting it back to Doucoure. Doucoure shoots but van Dijk blocks the shot and gives away a corner.

The corner comes in and Liverpool defend it. That was a big chance for Doucoure!

Watford 0 – 0 Liverpool

12 mins: A poor pass from Robertson is jumped on by Hughes who gets the ball to Sarr. He’s brought down on the right wing and Watford play a quick free kick. ball comes into the box from the right and van Dijk heads it away.

Watford 0 – 0 Liverpool

9 mins: Alexander-Arnold wins a the first corner of the match for Liverpool. He delivers it himself but Deeney heads it clear.

Watford break with Sarr who passes to Doucoure. Hughes is forward with him but an attempted pass to Hughes is intercepted and the attack breaks down.

Watford win the ball back and plaf a long pass down the right wing. A couple of passes across the pitch switch the play to Deulofeu out on the left. He cuts inside and shoots but the shot goes over the goal.

Watford 0 – 0 Liverpool

6 mins: van Dijk fires a cross field ball out to Alexander-Arnold who plays it back into the centre of the pitch. Liverpool are slowly pushing their way further and further up the pitch as Watford drop back to defend.

Oxlade-Chamberlain makes a run into the box and Alexander-Arnold finds him with a ball over the top. The Ox is closed down and he manages to tap the ball to Liverpool’s right back whose attempted cross goes out for a goal kick.

Watford 0 – 0 Liverpool

3 mins: Firmino squeezes into the box with the ball and tries to find Oxlade-Chamberlain with a short pass. The Ox just about gets to the ball before he’s closed down and Watford can clear it away.


Watford 0 – 0 Liverpool

Kick off: Liverpool start the match and send the ball long down the left wing but put it out of play for a Watford throw in.

The teams head out of the tunnel and onto the pitch for the pre-match handshakes. Troy Deeney leading out Watford with Virgil van Dijk captaining Liverpool as Jordan Henderson remains injured.

Watford vs Liverpool is up next…

The warm ups are done, next up kick off:

Ten minutes to go until kick off. Liverpool have dominated this fixture as of late but can Watford surprise them today?

Nigel Pearson on Watford setting their own agenda and saving their season:

“We have got our own agenda and that is to save our own season. If the players can prove they are capable of playing against the best side in the country – I think that’s the motivation the players need.

“We have to win games for our own season – not to change history for another club. It’s about our season, our circumstances.

“If you go into games writing them off because you are playing against a top side, you limit your opportunities to pick up points. We have to go out there and give it our best. If we are at our best, and they are not, then who knows.”

If Liverpool defeat Watford today they will set the record for the most consecutive wins in the top-flight with 19 and they’ll remain undefeated in the league this season.

Nigel Pearson on bringing back Sarr and Femenia:

The Hornets are desperately in need of some points. They won four of their first six matches under Nigel Pearson but haven’t won in five games and keepm dropping down the table.

In their last six matches that have scored just five goals and have conceded nine times in their last four matches.

Liverpool are unbeaten in eight league games against Watford and we can’t see that changing today:

Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool have some great memories against Watford. Under Klopp, they’ve scored more goals against the Hornets than versus any other side, 27 in nine games.

Watford, for their part, have lost a club record 19 top-flight games to Liverpool who are unbeaten in the last eight meetings between the sides.

The four most recent matches have seen Liverpool rack up an aggregate score of 15-0. We could be in for some goals today.

Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, is expecting a ‘tough and very physical’ game when his side face Watford at Vicarage Road later today but he says his side will be prepared for it:

“We have to be 100% ready for these fights. That’s what I love about my boys, when it’s not clicking they don’t lose desire, it is the other way.

“It will be tough and very physical – they’ll show how much it means for them, we have to make sure we show what it means for us.”

Team news

Watford make two changes from the team that started against Manchester United last time out. Femenía and Sarr come into the starting line-up with Dawson and Pereyra dropping out.

There are two changes for the league leaders as well. Lovren starts at centre-back as Gomez is ruled out due to a fitness issue. Oxlade-Chamberlain replaces Keita who has a sore hip.

How to watch

Which TV channel is it on?

The match will be broadcast live in the UK on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League, and HD channels.

Can I stream the game online?

Sky Sports subscribers can watch the game via the Sky Sports website and the Sky Go app.

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