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Watford vs Liverpool LIVE: Premier League latest score, goals and updates from fixture today


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Liverpool travel to Watford to open this weekend’s round of Premier League fixtures.

The Reds can move to the top of the table with a win, having entered the international break off the back of a thrilling 2-2 draw with champions Man City. But Jurgen Klopp’s side will meet the Hornets eager to impress their new manager, Claudio Ranieri, who replaced Xisco Munoz last week.

A win for the hosts will take them seven points clear of the relegation zone, while they will also hope to take confidence from the last time they hosted the Merseysiders in the league, which ended a 44-game unbeaten run thanks to a double from Ismaila Sarr and one from Troy Deeney.

Klopp has been discussing the Saudi Arabia-backed takeover of Newcastle and how it will impact the Reds and the rest of the league, stating the Magpies could emerge as a “superpower”: “I actually was waiting for some official statements about it. Like from Richard Masters or somebody else. We all know there are obviously some concerns over human rights issues. That’s clear. We all think the same there.

“Newcastle fans will love it but for the rest of us it just means there is a new superpower in Newcastle. We cannot avoid that. Money cannot buy everything but over time they will have enough money to make a few wrong decisions, then make the right decisions, and then they will be where they want to be in the long term. In five, six, seven years’ time, if the owners are patient enough, Newcastle is a new superpower and they will have enough money to buy the whole league.”

Follow live updates from Vicarage Road, including team news, build-up, goal and score updates and post-game analysis:

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Watford 0 – 4 Liverpool

63 mins: Alexander-Arnold whips Liverpool’s eighth corner of the game into the box but Sissoko boots it out of play.

Jurgen Klopp makes two changes bringing Kostas Tsimikas and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain on for Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson.

Michael Jones16 October 2021 13:51

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Watford 0 – 4 Liverpool

60 mins: Matip sends the ball out to Salah on the right side and he knocks it to Alexander-Arnold who tries to pick out Firmino in the box. Troost-Ekong heads the ball out as far as Mane who chests the ball down and volleys it wide of the far post.

Michael Jones16 October 2021 13:49

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Watford 0 – 4 Liverpool

57 mins: Caoimhin Kelleher finally gets into the action and makes a nice save as Kucka hits a shot from long range straight at the Liverpool keeper.

Michael Jones16 October 2021 13:46

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GOAL! Watford 0 – 4 Liverpool (Salah, 54’)⚽️

54 mins: Oh my word! Salah drives the ball into the box from the right but loses possession. The ball comes to Firmino who knocks it back to Salah. He’s a magician with the ball at his feet, weaving in and out of three defenders to shift the ball over to the right side of the box. Cathcart comes across to tackle him and another shimmy sits him on the floor. Salah looks up and then curls a left-footed shot into the far corner of the goal. What a goal! Individual brilliance from a man at the top of his game.

Jack Rathborn16 October 2021 13:42

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GOAL! Watford 0 – 3 Liverpool (Firmino, 52’)⚽️

52 mins: Liverpool have three! Firmino has two! Sadio Mane drops to collect the ball and slots it out to Robertson on the left wing. He comes inside and carries the ball up to the box. He swings a low pass into the box for Salah who’s in an offside position. The ball doesn’t reach him though as Cathcart attempts to intercept by sliding at the ball. He turns it back towards his own goal and Foster has to dive across to keep it out. The rebound comes to Firmino who sinks another tap in.

Michael Jones16 October 2021 13:38

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Watford 0 – 2 Liverpool

48 mins: Tom Cleverly is on for Watford having replaced Adam Masina at half-time.

Liverpool continue to press, they want to finish this game off. Matip sends the ball out wide to Alexander-Arnold who feeds a short pass to the edge of the box for Salah. Salah turns into the penalty area, checks to the left and hits one forcing Foster into a sharp save.

Michael Jones16 October 2021 13:37

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Second half: Watford 0 – 2 Liverpool

Kick off: Watford kick off the second half and send the ball long down the right side. It’s won by Robertson who fires a pass up the wing for Firmino. Liverpool burst forward on the counter-attack and Firmino sends the ball across to Alexander-Arnold. He carries it towards the edge of the box and hits one from range but pulls it wide of the far post.

Michael Jones16 October 2021 13:34

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Malleable Milner

James Milner becomes the oldest player to assist a goal for Liverpool in the Premier League since Gary McAllister, it’s also the 18th consecutive Premier League season when Milner has got an assist.

Not bad for a player who is used all over the pitch by Jurgen Klopp. He’s put in a good show so far today.

Michael Jones16 October 2021 13:31

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Woeful Watford

Claudio Ranieri won’t be able to believe what he’s seen from his Watford team today. They’ve been dreadful so far, there’s been no intent, no aggression and no commitment to get to the ball.

Liverpool have run rings around them with ease. They’ve scored two goal and could have doubled that.

Ranieri needs to give a big team talk during this break just to kick the Hornets into action.

Michael Jones16 October 2021 13:27

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100 up for Mane

Sadio Mané has become the third African player to reach 100 goals in the Premier League, after Didier Drogba and teammate Mohamed Salah.

He also becomes just the third player to reach 100 Premier League goals without any of them coming from the penalty spot, after Les Ferdinand and Emile Heskey.

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Michael Jones16 October 2021 13:23



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