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Summary

  1. Allen converts Benteke knock-down for opener
  2. Gomes fails to stop 20-yard Firmino strike
  3. Liverpool XI: Mignolet, Flanagan, Skrtel, Lucas, Moreno, Allen, Stewart, Ojo, Coutinho, Ibe, Benteke
  4. Watford XI: Gomes, Prodl, Cathcart, Britos, Anya, Abdi, Suarez, Watson, Jurado, Ighalo, Deeney.

Live Reporting

By Mandeep Sanghera

All times stated are UK

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  1. FULL-TIME

    Liverpool 2-0 Watford

    Right, thanks for you company and that, as they say, is that from Anfield. Liverpool's last home game will be against Chelsea on Wednesday.

  2. 'Stewart dictated a lot of the play'

    Liverpool 2-0 Watford

    BBC Merseyside Sport

    Ex-Liverpool midfielder David Thompson at Anfield

    "Kevin Stewart has been fantastic, very composed. He's dictated a lot of the play and it's been a very mature performance."

  3. Post update

    Liverpool 2-0 Watford

    Cameron Brannagan delivers an enticing cross for Christian Benteke at the far post but the Blegium striker gets his timing all wrong and sends his header over.  

  4. Post update

    Liverpool 2-0 Watford

    There'll be three minutes of added time at Anfield.

  5. Post update

    Liverpool 2-0 Watford

    A Jordon Ibe effort hits the post after good work from Roberto Firmino.

  6. Post update

    Liverpool 2-0 Watford

    You've always got to hope but Watford fans might be stuggling for some considering the Hornets have scored just 12 Premier League goals in 2016, a joint-league-low with Villa.

  7. Post update

    Liverpool 2-0 Watford

    Christian Benteke just cannot buy a goal at the moment. He's played in by Joe Allen but his shot is palmed away by keeper Heurelho Gomes.

  8. 'Liverpool needed that'

    Liverpool 2-0 Watford

    BBC Merseyside Sport

    Ex-Liverpool midfielder David Thompson at Anfield

    Firmino celebrates

    "Firmino picked it up, got the ball under control and away he went. That was special. 

    "Liverpool needed that - they've not played so well in this second half. 

    "Watford have made life difficult for the hosts but there is a distinct lack of quality in their side."

  9. Post update

    Liverpool 2-0 Watford

    Odion Ighalo has another chance for Watford and puts his shot into the side-netting. Some Watford fans cheer thinking it's gone in but - I'm afraid for them - it's not.

  10. GOAL - Liverpool 2-0 Watford

    Roberto Firmino

    Roberto Firmino looks like he's wrapped up the three points for Liverpool. The Watford defence stand off him as he runs at the visiting goal and he takes advantage by driving in a shot which keeper Heurelho Gomes will be disappointed he didn't save.

    Roberto Firmino celebrates
  11. Starting berths

    Liverpool 1-0 Watford

    BBC Merseyside Sport

    Ex-Liverpool midfielder David Thompson at Anfield

    "This is a little bit scrappy. Some of these players haven't played much recently so won't be as sharp as we'd all like. 

    "Mind, you can still put in 100% effort. Especially if you're fighting for a starting spot in a Europa League final..."

    Liverpool v Watford
  12. Post update

    Liverpool 1-0 Watford

    Watford are picking up the pace. Troy Deeney finds Steven Berghuis and his shot is saved by keeper Simon Mignolet.

  13. Post update

    Liverpool 1-0 Watford

    Dangerous for Liverpool. Joe Allen is penalised for a foul on Almen Abdi just outside the box in a central position. Abdi picks himself up to take it but sends his effort over. It wasn't that bad a strike but he's immediately substituted for Nordin Amrabat.

  14. SUBSTITUTION

    Liverpool 1-0 Watford

    Watford manager Quique Sanchez Flores appeared set to substitute Odion Ighal before his recent chance but replaced Jurado with Steven Berghuis instead a few minutes ago.

    Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp brings on Roberto Firmino for Philippe Coutinho.

  15. Post update

    Liverpool 1-0 Watford

    Could this man be about to come on? Watford might hope not.

    Daniel Sturridge warming up
  16. CLOSE!

    Liverpool 1-0 Watford

    Odion Ighalo

    Great chance for Odion Ighalo. The Watford striker collects an Ikechi Anya pass after a Troy Deeney dummy, leaves Alberto Moreno on his backside with a sidestep but his shot is saved. 

  17. Post update

    Liverpool 1-0 Watford

    Coutinho and Benteke quickly combine again and this time the former's shot is on target but easily saved by keeper Heurelho Gomes.

    Heurelho Gomes.
  18. Wasted opening

    Liverpool 1-0 Watford

    Christian Benteke squares the ball for Philippe Coutinho and it seems the Brazilian is set to sidefoot in for the home side but he can only make glancing contact - a good chance goes begging.

  19. Post update

    Liverpool 1-0 Watford

    Can Watford respond? Let's find out as the second half gets under way...

  20. Goal replay

    Liverpool 1-0 Watford

    Joe Allen (24) was rewarded for his run from midfield as he met Christian Benteke's (9) knock-down from Philippe Coutinho's (10) ball into the box.

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