• 2nd Half
  • Watford
  • Liverpool
  • Britos
    90'
  • Alexander-ArnoldGomez
    90'
  • Mignolet
    88'
  • SalahMilner
    86'
  • FirminoOrigi
    81'
  • Okaka ChukaGray
    63'
  • Alexander-Arnold
    61'
  • Salah
    57'
  • Firmino (P)
    55'
  • PereyraRicharlison
    49'
  • 1st Half
  • Watford
  • Liverpool
  • Mané
    37'
  • Doucoure
    31'
  • Mané
    29'
  • JanmaatKiko
    18'
  • Okaka Chuka
    8'
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Watford - Liverpool
Premier League - 12 August 2017

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  • End of 2nd Half
90'+7 

FULL TIME: It finishes 3-3, what a contest! Watford lead twice after goals from Okaka and Doucoure. Mane, a Firmino penalty and Salah's debut goal looked to have given them the win until Brittos scored in stoppage time.

90'+5 

There were suggestions of off-side there when Brittos headed it in. Klopp is fuming.

  • Miguel Britos
    GoalMiguel BritosWatfordGOAL FOR WATFORD! From a corner, RIcharlison flicks it towards goal at the near post and Brittos heads it in on the line!
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90'+4 

GOAL FOR WATFORD! From a corner, RIcharlison flicks it towards goal at the near post and Brittos heads it in on the line!

90'+3 

GOOD SAVE! Brittos' shot from distance is beaten away by Mignolet. Nervy couple of minutes left.

90'+1 

Alexander-Arnold, who has been solid, makes way for Joe Gomez.

90' 

There will be FIVE added minutes

  • Simon Mignolet
    Yellow cardSimon MignoletLiverpoolMignolet is booked for time wasting while taking a goal kick.
    TodaySaves by Goalkeeper1Yellow Cards1Fouls against1Free Kicks6
88' 

Mignolet is booked for time wasting while taking a goal kick.

  • James Milner
    OffMohamed SalahLiverpoolSalah makes way for Milner.
    Dans ce matchGoals1On target1Fouls1Fouls against1
  • James Milner
    OnJames MilnerLiverpool
86' 

Salah makes way for Milner.

85' 

SO CLOSE! Mane slides it across for Winjaldum who lashes the ball wide from just inside the box.

83' 

Cleverley spoons a long ball into the box but Mignolet does well to gather.

  • Divock Origi
    OffRoberto FirminoLiverpoolOrigi replaces Firmino, who has been involved in two of Liverpool's three goals.
    Dans ce matchGoals1Assists1On target1Penalties1
  • Divock Origi
    OnDivock OrigiLiverpool
81' 

Origi replaces Firmino, who has been involved in two of Liverpool's three goals.

80' 

Kaboul has gone down with a hamstring injury and is having some strapping on his leg. Watford have had rotten luck with injuries today.

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76' 

CHANCE FOR SALAH! The winger fires the ball into the side-netting from a tight angle after Mane's through ball.

74' 

Troy Deeney, who is out injured, looks a worried man on the touchline.

72' 

Watford have responded well to going behind. The crowd breaks out in applause for the late Graham Taylor.

70' 

GOOD SAVE! Liverpool have a corner down the right. Its swung in and Matip's header is beaten away by Gomes.

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Roberto Firmino
67' 

Gray is immediately in the thick of the action, running into a through ball which Alexander-Arnold clears.

65' 

WOODWORK! From the corner, Matip's glancing header at the near post hits the bar and Watford clear.

64' 

GOOD SAVE! Moreno with a half volley from the edge of the area which Gomes tips over the bar.

  • Andre Gray
    OffStefano Okaka ChukaWatfordGray comes on for Okaka, who has faded after a bright opening.
    Dans ce matchGoals1On target1Fouls2Fouls against1
  • Andre Gray
    OnAndre GrayWatford
63' 

Gray comes on for Okaka, who has faded after a bright opening.

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62' 

Gray is preparing to come on for the Hornets who need a boost.

60' 

Five shots on target, five goals. Watford's defence went to pieces for Salah's goal.

  • Mohamed Salah
    GoalMohamed SalahLiverpoolGOAL FOR LIVERPOOL! The visitors break and Firmino is through on goal, he lobs the keeper and Salah is there to get the last touch from a yard out with an outstretched foot.
    TodayGoals1On target1Fouls against1Wide2
58' 

GOAL FOR LIVERPOOL! The visitors break and Firmino is through on goal, he lobs the keeper and Salah is there to get the last touch from a yard out with an outstretched foot.

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  • Roberto Firmino
    Goal by penaltyRoberto FirminoLiverpoolGOAL FOR LIVERPOOL! Firmino sends the keeper the wrong way with his spot-kick, placing it into the bottom left corner. A moment to forget for Gomes who can have few complaints with the penalty decision.
    TodayGoals1On target1Penalties1Penalties Scored1
55' 

GOAL FOR LIVERPOOL! Firmino sends the keeper the wrong way with his spot-kick, placing it into the bottom left corner. A moment to forget for Gomes who can have few complaints with the penalty decision.

54' 

PENALTY TO LIVERPOOL! Gomes races off his line and dives in to trip Salah.

 
Roberto Firmino
52' 

Richarlison gets his head to the ball from a cross which is straight at Mignolet after Femenía's cross. But the whistle is blown and its a Liverpool free-kick for some shirt pulling.

  • Richarlison
    OffRoberto PereyraWatfordNew signing Richarlison is on for the injured Pereyra, the second Watofrd player to go off injured today.
    Dans ce matchBlocked Shots1Fouls against2
  • Richarlison
    OnRicharlisonWatford
50' 

New signing Richarlison is on for the injured Pereyra, the second Watofrd player to go off injured today.

49' 

CHANCE FOR SALAH! The Egyptian winger cuts inside and fires in a curling effort from a tight angle which flashes wide.

47' 

Klopp and Silva have a frank exchange of views on the touchline after Pereyra goes down under a challenge with a suspected groin injury, his game looks to be over.

46' 

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher's verdict on the first half defending was "What have they been doing in pre-season?". Fair point.

45' 

KICK OFF: Liverpool get the second half underway. No changes from either side. Wijnaldum was out first doing some stretching so he may have a minor knock.

45' 

England cricket hero Moeen Ali, who is a Liverpool fan, poses for a few pictures with fans. The second half is about to get underway.

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Watford Liverpool
  • End of 1st Half
45'+4

HALF TIME: A gripping 45 minutes. The home side lead through goals from Okaka and Doucoure. Mane netted for Liverpool but their defensive frailties have been exposed.

45'+3 

CLOSE FROM MANE! The Reds win a corner after Kaboul heads behind. Firmino's delivery finds the Senegal forward whose flicked header across goal goes narrowly wide.

45'+2 

Poor from Salah, he runs onto a lofted ball from Henderson but makes a hash of his first-time cross and it goes into the crowd.

45' 

There will be four added minutes.

44' 

TV replays show Cleverley was not off-side when he received the ball for Watford's second goal.

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40' 

It has been a lesson in clinical finishing for the most part although Salah should have made it 2-2.

38' 

CHANCE FOR SALAH! The winger dispossesses Holebas on the edge of the box and is through on goal but toe pokes his shot over the bar. He should have found the target from there, especially given his form in pre-season.

37' 

Doucoure goes down after Mane stepped on his ankle, that was a nasty one but looked accidental. He looks to be okay to continue.

36' 

Two games of the Premier League season so far and we've had two belters. Not one for the defensive purists but it's made for great entertainment.

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33' 

Liverpool appealed for off-side against Cleverly after the ball fell to him after a good challenge from Amrabat. But the flag stayed down and the home side are back in front.

  • Abdoulaye Doucoure
    GoalAbdoulaye DoucoureWatfordGOAL FOR WATFORD! What a game! Cleverley sends in a low cross from the right, Liverpool fail to clear it and Doucouré taps the ball in from two yards out.
    TodayGoals1On target1
32' 

GOAL FOR WATFORD! What a game! Cleverley sends in a low cross from the right, Liverpool fail to clear it and Doucouré taps the ball in from two yards out.

30' 

Mane set up the move, using his strength to hold off the Watford defence before laying the ball off. Can then flicked the ball around the corner for the Senegal man to fire the ball into the net for Liverpool's first real chance of the game.

  • Sadio Mané
    GoalSadio ManéLiverpoolGOAL FOR LIVERPOOL! Mane with a cool finish from inside the box after a sublime flick from Can.
    TodayGoals1On target1Fouls1Fouls against1
29' 

GOAL FOR LIVERPOOL! Mane with a cool finish from inside the box after a sublime flick from Can.

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Okaka - Watford-Liverpool - Premier League 2017/2018 - Getty Images
25' 

Good work from Mignolet to hack away a cross with his feet as Okaka was waiting to pounce after ghosting past Matip. The striker was flagged off-side but that was another concerning moment for the visitors.

24' 

We have passed the midway point of the half and Klopp's side have yet to create a chance. Mane has been playing more central but it is yet to bear fruition.

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20' 

The big man Okaka has lead the line brilliantly for the home side, he has been a real handful with his pace and strength.

  • Kiko
    OffDaryl JanmaatWatfordFemenia is on for Janmaat
    Dans ce matchFouls1
  • Kiko
    OnKikoWatford
18' 

Femenia is on for Janmaat

17' 

Janmaat is walking off, he cannot continue due to the injury and goes straight down the tunnel. He is not a happy bunny.

15'

Janmaat is down after a challenge from Firmino, this doesn't look good. Silva is furious and lets the referee know his feelings.

14' 

It has been the perfect start for Silva in his first Premier League game in charge of the Hornets. Watford have started with a new manager in each of the past three seasons.

12' 

Chaloboah squeezes a through ball but it's just over-hit. Watford have been impressive on the break while Liverpool have yet to settle.

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9' 

Similar to the defending we saw in the Arsenal-Leicester game last night, no Liverpool player picked up Okaka and he was presented with a simple chance.

  • Stefano Okaka Chuka
    GoalStefano Okaka ChukaWatfordGOAL FOR WATFORD! From the corner, Okaka heads in at the near post from close range. Where was the marking?!
    TodayGoals1On target1Fouls1
8' 

GOAL FOR WATFORD! From the corner, Okaka heads in at the near post from close range. Where was the marking?!

7' 

SO CLOSE! Okaka threads the ball through to Pereyra who twists Lovren inside and out before firing in a shot that clipped the defender's heel and goes inches wide for a corner.

5' 

Worrying moment for the visitors. Janmaat dispossesses Mane on the right flank and sends in a cross but the Reds clear.

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3' 

Mane, making his Premier League return following an injury lay-off, goes down in agony after a challenge from behind by Janmaat. He looks to be okay to continue.

1' 

Okaka chases a long ball but it goal out of play. The striker lets Mignolet know he is there by barging into the back of him and concedes a free-kick.

12:30 

KICK OFF: Here we go. Watford in their yellow shirts get the game underway.

12:25 

Five minutes until kick-off!

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12:15 

The game has been overshadowed by Countinho handing in a transfer request by email on Friday. The Brazilian is out today with a back injury.

Speaking ahead of the game, Klopp would not be drawn on his future but said his side will miss him.

He told Sky Sports: "With Coutinho we will miss him. He is a fantastic player. We were without him in Dublin and against Atletico Madrid. A few games last year he was not involved."

12:10

One area Klopp will be looking to address is slipping up against the so-called 'weaker teams'. Last season five of Liverpool's six league defeats came against sides in the bottom half of the table.

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11:55 

New Watford boss Marco Silva says he did not start with Gray because the striker has only had two training sessions since joining this week from Burnley.

11:50 

Nathaniel Chaloboah makes his league debut for the Hornets, while fellow new signings Richarlison and Andre Gray are on the bench.

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11:40 

New signing Mo Salah makes his competitive debut for the Reds, while Jordan Henderson is back after illness for Jurgen Klopp's 100th game in charge. Alberto Moreno starts ahead of James Milner at left-back.

11:35 

TEAM NEWS

LIVERPOOL: Mignolet, Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, Matip, Moreno, Henderson, Can, Wijnaldum, Salah, Mane, Firmino...Subs: Karius, Klaven, Gomez, Milner, Grujic, Solanke, Origi

WATFORD: Gomes, Janmaat, Kaboul, Britos, Holebas; Chalobah, Doucouré; Amrabat, Cleverley, Pereyra; Okaka...Subs: Pantilimon, Prödl, Femenía, Watson, Capoue, Richarlison, Gray

11:30 

Saturday afternoon football is back! Hello and welcome to LIVE commentary of Watford against Liverpool in the opening weekend of the Premier League season. Kick-off at Vicarage Road is at 12:30 BST.