Watford vs Liverpool: Live stream FREE, TV channel, kick-off time and team news for today’s Premier League clash

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WATFORD welcome Liverpool to Vicarage Road TODAY as the Premier League returns with a familiar face in the home dugout.

Claudio Ranieri will take charge of the Hornets for the first time after his appointment during the international break.


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Ranieri takes charge of Watford for the first time against Liverpool on Saturday

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Ranieri takes charge of Watford for the first time against Liverpool on SaturdayCredit: Getty Images – Getty

Liverpool meanwhile are the only unbeaten side left in the league, but have drawn two of their last three top-flight matches.

Mo Salah has been on fire for the Reds this season and scored a wonder goal in their 2-2 draw with Manchester City before the break.

When is Watford vs Liverpool?

  • This Premier League clash is set for Saturday, October 16.
  • Kick-off is at 12.30pm in the UK TODAY.
  • When Liverpool last visited this ground, they were stunned as the hosts won 3-0 in January 2020.

Which TV channel and live stream can I watch it on?

You can catch this game live on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate.

To stream, grab the BT Sport app which is available on your mobile, tablet, PC and games console.

How can I watch for free?

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  • At the end of the three months you will automatically roll onto the £15 per month subscription unless cancelled.

What is the team news?

Claudio Ranieri faces a centre-back crisis in his first game as Watford manager.

Craig Cathcart is almost certain to start alongside William Troost-Ekong with Francisco Sierralta and Christian Kabasele both out with hamstring injuries and new signing Nicolas Nkoulou said to be three weeks away from fitness.

Josh King is touch and go after coming off with a knee injury at Leeds.

Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson and midfielder Fabinho have flown directly to Spain for the match against Atletico Madrid in order to avoid quarantine in England.

The pair played for Brazil on Thursday night in red list Colombia.

As a result of Alisson’s absence, Caoimhin Kelleher is set to make his first Premier League appearance in goal since February.

Curtis Jones is out with an injury sustained with England U21s and Thiago Alcantara is still not fit but Trent Alexander-Arnold is set to return at right-back.

Match odds

  • Watford to win – 8/1
  • Draw – 11/2
  • Liverpool victory – 3/10

*All odds from Betfair and correct at time of publication.

Stay up to date with every twist and turn from Vicarage Road in our live blog…

  • LIVERPOOL STARTING XI

    And here’s how Jurgen Klopp lines up the Reds.

    Kelleher plays in place of Alisson, while Milner shuffles to midfield in Fabinho’s absence.

    Firmino also comes into the team in place of the injured Diogo Jota.

    62 Kelleher, 66 Alexander-Arnold, 32 Matip, 4 Van Dijk, 26 Robertson, 7 Milner, 14 Henderson, 8 Keita, 10 Mane, 11 Salah, 9 Firmino

  • WATFORD STARTING XI

    Here’s a look at Claudio Ranieri’s first starting line-up as manager of Watford.

    Josh King is not fit enough to make the squad.

    1 Foster, 3 Rose, 5 Troost-Ekong, 11 Masina, 15 Cathcart, 19 Sissoko (c), 21 Femenia, 23 Sarr, 25 Dennis, 29 Hernandez, 33 Kucka

  • TEAM NEWS COMING NEXT

    Not long to go now until we find out who makes Jurgen Klopp and Claudio Ranieri’s starting sides.

    Remember the Reds are without Fabinho and Alisson, meaning Caoimhin Kelleher is set to start in goal.

    Curtis Jones and Thiago are also out, while Harvey Elliott remains a long-term absentee.

    Watford fans will be waiting to see whether Josh King is includes after picking up an injury against Leeds before the international break.

  • DILLY-DING DILLY-DONG

    Claudio Ranieri is back in the Premier League after taking over from Xisco Muoz at Vicarage Road.

    He left Serie A side Sampdoria at the end of last season.

    But the Italian is now back in the English top-flight for the first time since being sacked by Fulham in February 2019.

  • RED RUN

    Despite losing last time out Liverpool will be full of confidence going into today’s clash at Vicarage Road.

    The 0-3 loss last time out ended an eight-game unbeaten league run against the Hornets (W7 D1), but they’ve never lost back-to-back league games against the club before.

    And Jurgen Klopp’s side have extra incentive knowing a win puts them top of the Premier League ahead of the rest of the day’s fixtures.

  • MATCH ODDS

    • Watford to win – 8/1
    • Draw 11/2
    • Liverpool victory 3/10

    *All odds from Betfair and correct at time of publication.

  • LAST TIME OUT

    This is the first Premier League meeting between Watford and Liverpool since February 2020.

    The Hornets incredibly won 3-0 to end the Reds’ club record 44-game unbeaten league run.

    It also ended their joint Premier League record 18-game winning streak.

    Jurgen Klopp’s side will be out for revenge today.

  • GOOD MORNING

    Welcome to our live blog of the Premier League clash between Watford and Liverpool.

    Jurgen Klopp’s side return to action after the international break knowing a win will send them top of the Premier League ahead of Chelsea’s 5.30pm clash at Brentford.

    But the Reds will have to do it without two key men.

    Alisson and Fabinho will both not be playing after not returning from international duty in time.

    Instead they have flown straight to Spain ahead of the midweek clash against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League.

    Curtis Jones is also out of action after returning from England U21 duty injured.

    Trent Alexander-Arnold is expected to return though after missing the mast two games.

    Watford meanwhile will be led by Claudio Ranieri for the first time this afternoon.

    The Italian is back in the Premier League after taking over from the sacked Xisco Munoz.

    Spaniard Munoz was relieved of his duties despite the newly promoted side picking up seven points from their first seven games.

    The Hornets may be without Josh King after the Norwegian striker picked up a knock against Leeds last time out.

    Kick off is at 12.30pm with full team news coming up in half an hour.

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