Watford vs Liverpool confirmed line-ups: Team news ahead of Premier League match today

Lawrence Ostlere
EPA

Liverpool take on Premier League strugglers Watford in the 5.30pm GMT kick-off later today hoping to take another small step on their inevitable journey to the title.

Jurgen Klopp’s Reds are 22 points clear of their nearest challengers, Manchester City, and are closing in on the quickest league win in history.

On the face of it, 19th-placed Watford seem an unlikely to side to spoil Liverpool’s unbeaten season, and given their position in the relegation zone and without a win in their past five games.

But under Nigel Pearson they have been far more competitive, particularly at Vicarage Road, and they are unlikely to roll over for their high-flying rivals when points are so precious in their survival fight.

Here’s everything you need to know:

Team news

The Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson remains out with a hamstring injury. Joe Gomez has a small knock too. Watford have a full squad to choose from.

Confirmed line-ups

Watford XI: Foster; Femenía, Kabasele, Cathcart, Masina; Hughes, Capoue; Sarr, Doucouré, Deulofeu; Deeney.

Liverpool XI: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, Van Dijk, Robertson; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Fabinho, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Sadio Mané.


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.

Prediction

Watford 1-2 Liverpool. Liverpool have been a little leakier recently, but they still have more than enough incentive, and quality, to get the job done.

Odds

Watford 7-1 , Liverpool 1-2 , draw 4-1

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