LIVERPOOL head to relegation-threatened Watford as they look to continue their Premier League title march.
Still unbeaten this season and fresh from a hard-fought comeback win over West Ham, the records continue to tumble for Jurgen Klopp's excellent side.
- Kick off at 5.30pm from Vicarage Road
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Watford XI: Foster, Femenia, Kabasele, Cathcart, Masina, Capoue, Hughes, Sarr, Doucoure, Deulofeu, Deeney
Subs: Gomes, Dawson, Welbeck, Chalobah, Gray, Pussetto, Pereyra
Liverpool XI: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, Van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Mane, Salah, Firmino
Subs: Adrian, Minamino, Lallana, Origi, Matip, Jones, Hoever
It’s a strong line up from Liverpool, with Salah, Firmino and Mane leading the line once again.
Oxlade-Chamberlain and Wijnaldum get the nod in midfield alongside Fabinho.
While Dejan Lovren is selected ahead of Joel Matip to come in for Joe Gomez.
Among the Liverpool subs are Minamino, Lallana and Origi.
Watford are also close to full strength, with Deeney starting ahead of Gray in attack.
Deulofeu and Sarr are on the flanks, with Pereyra benched.
Welbeck is also available but misses out on the starting XI.
Good afternoon all!
Thank you for joining us as Liverpool travel to Watford looking for their NINETEENTH consecutive Premier League win.
The Reds are already 22 points clear of nearest title challengers Manchester City.
And victory at Vicarage Road will put Jurgen Klopp’s men a step closer to their first-ever Prem trophy.
However, Liverpool are taking on a Watford side fighting to beat the drop under dogged manager Nigel Pearson.
They have gone five games without a win, leaving them two points off safety.
And the Hornets will be going all out to put a sting in Liverpool’s hopes of an unbeaten season, while also boosting their own survival chances.
Watford have lost just one of their last seven home matches in all competitions.
But Liverpool were 3-0 victors when they made the trip down south last season thanks to goals from Mo Salah, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Roberto Firmino.
All three are set to start for Klopp’s side again, but Jordan Henderson, James Milner and Xherdan Shaqiri will miss out through injury.
Meanwhile, Watford could hand a place in their starting XI to January signing Ismaila Sarr.
Kiko Femenia could feature today, and there could even be a return from injury for Daryl Janmaat.
We will find out shortly, with teams out in 15 minutes.
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