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Summary

  1. Liverpool start day in second - two points behind Man City
  2. Watford in seventh place before kick-off

Live Reporting

By Steve Sutcliffe

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodbye

    Watford 0-3 Liverpool

    Thanks for joining me this afternoon.

    That's me done for now. But you can stay across all the reaction to today's games here.

  2. FULL-TIME

    Watford 0-3 Liverpool

    It's all over. That was a comfortable scoreline in the end for Liverpool.

  3. Post update

    Watford 0-3 Liverpool

    Four minutes added.

  4. GOAL Watford 0-3 Liverpool

    Roberto Firmino

    What was I saying about Watford playing into Liverpool's hands...

    It's an incisive counter-attack from Jurgen Klopp's side. Andy Robertson charges down the left to tee-up Sadio Mane.

    But while Ben Foster brilliantly saves Mane's effort, Firmino is on hand to tap in from close range.

    Roberto Firmino
  5. Post update

    Watford 0-2 Liverpool

    Roberto Pereyra sets his sights but his aim is a little off and his right-footed curler drifts just wide of the Liverpool goal. That was a decent effort by the Watford man.

  6. RED CARD

    Watford 0-2 Liverpool

    What was Jordan Henderson thinking?

    He was on a booking, had just had let-off for some over-the-top protesting and then he just throws out an arm to block off Etienne Capoue.

    That's a second yellow and early shower time.

    Jon Moss
  7. Post update

    Watford 0-2 Liverpool

    And to think Watford had brought Andre Gray on for Will Hughes just before that free-kick.

  8. GOAL - Watford 0-2 Liverpool

    Trent Alexander-Arnold

    What. A. Goal. Has Trent Alexander-Arnold been watching clips of David Beckham in his pomp?

    He fires in a free-kick from 25-yards that has whip, pace and unerring accuracy. There's no stopping that.

    Trent Alexander-Arnold
  9. Post update

    Watford 0-1 Liverpool

    Watford are really having a go here. Will Hughes and Kiko work some space down the right but Etienne Capoue's shot is high, wide and handsome.

    One of those that sits up perfectly, but that you regret smashing at goal as soon as you make contact.

  10. Post update

    Watford 0-1 Liverpool

    Watford are throwing men forward now as they try to retrieve a point.

    Dare I say an open invitation to Mohamed Salah et al at the other end....

  11. GOAL - Watford 0-1 Liverpool

    Mohamed Salah

    Liverpool have been toiling in attack today but when you need a goal is their really anyone else to turn to.

    Roberto Firmino sets Sadio Mane away with a lovely little pass inside the Watford full-back Kiko and his cut-back finds who else, Mohamed Salah.

    The Egyptian gets a touch fortunate as the ball trickles through Watford keeper Ben Foster's legs but that's 24 goals in his last 30 league games.

    Mo Salah
  12. 'Should have been a penalty'

    Watford 0-0 Liverpool

    Martin Keown

    Former England defender on BBC Final Score

    It should have been a penalty for Watford. If we had VAR this season... that’s the only reason it hasn’t been given, they have got away with one there.

    Andrew Robertson has no need to go for that, it’s quite high and catches Will Hughes on the shin. It’s not a sending off but it should have been a penalty.

  13. YELLOW CARD

    Watford 0-0 Liverpool

    That's a yellow all day long.

    Newly arrived Isaac Success runs the Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson, who doesn't fancy the chase and just hauls the Watford forward to the ground.

  14. SUBSTITUTION

    Watford 0-0 Liverpool

    First change of the day and it comes for Watford with Isaac Success replacing Gerard Deulofeu.

  15. PENALTY APPEAL

    Watford 0-0 Liverpool

    Brief bit of possession from the hosts and it ends with a penalty shout for them.

    Will Hughes goes down after a challenge from Andy Robertson - rather softly it has to be said. But his case is helped by Robertson completely missing the ball and appearing to rattle his shin pad.

    Not a good look for a defender.

    There's a few anxious glances towards referee Jonathan Moss, but he waves play on.

    Nothing doing for Watford.

  16. Post update

    Watford 0-0 Liverpool

    Liverpool suddenly find some cutting edge but Sadio Mane is offside as he smashes the ball against the Watford post.

    Jurgen Klopp will want a bit more of that. He's pacing around the technical area like he's in a doctor's waiting room at the moment.

  17. Post update

    Watford 0-0 Liverpool

    Liverpool are knocking the ball about comfortably again at the start of this half but it's pretty sedate stuff. Serious lack of tempo.

    Abdoulaye Doucoure
  18. Post update

    Watford 0-0 Liverpool

    No changes at half-time from either manager. So it's as you were.

  19. KICK-OFF

    Watford 0-0 Liverpool

    And we're back underway.

  20. Post update

    Watford 0-0 Liverpool

    As you can see, Liverpool have absolutely dominated possession but they have looked pretty sketchy at the back at times during the first half, giving Watford plenty of encouragement.

    They need to raise things in the second half to even think about trying to keep pace with Premier League champions Manchester City at the top of the table.

    Possession stats