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Liverpool v Watford LIVE commentary and team news: Alexander-Arnold in fitness race as Reds look to overtake Man City in Premier League title race


Liverpool welcome Watford to Anfield on Saturday lunchtime in a huge game up and down the Premier League table.

The Reds know a win will put them above leaders Manchester City for the first time since October.

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Jurgen Klopp’s side can jump to the top of the league

But City play later on Saturday against Burnley, so if Liverpool win their time at the top could be very short lived.

Despite this, Liverpool look almost unstoppable in the league at the moment and have won nine games in a row to put the pressure back on Pep Guardiola’s side.

The Hornets sit on 22 points, three from safety, but have lost five of Roy Hodgson’s first nine games.

They won their last game against Southampton and are desperate for points.

However, Anfield have once again become a stronghold for Liverpool and they are unbeaten in 14 league games, as they have collected 36 points from a possible 42.

Liverpool v Watford: talkSPORT coverage

This Premier League clash will take place at Anfield on Saturday April 2 and kick off at 12.30pm.

The match will be live exclusively on talkSPORT and coverage will begin at 11am with Jim White.

Comments will come from Sam Matterface and former West Ham United striker Dean Ashton.

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Liverpool v Watford LIVE commentary and team news: Alexander-Arnold in fitness race as Reds look to overtake Man City in Premier League title race

Hodgson has faced Klopp seven times as manager, he has lost every game

Liverpool v Watford: team news

Liverpool could be without Trent Alexander-Arnold after the right-back pulled out of the England squad and missed the FA Cup clash against Nottingham Forest with a hamstring problem.

Klopp said the 23-year-old will be out for several ‘weeks’ meaning he is not due until April 8, but he took part in first-team training on Wednesday afternoon .

Klopp’s other first-choice full-back, Andrew Robertson, missed Scotland’s friendly against Poland through illness but played against Austria on Tuesday night.

Liverpool haven’t appeared to be injured in the remaining international fixtures, so you’d assume Klopp will pretty much have a full squad to choose from.

However, he could have concerns over Alisson Becker, Fabinho and Luis Diaz as Colombia and Brazil contest World Cup qualifiers in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

The visiting team has eight international players but so far they haven’t suffered any injuries.

As it stands, Watford have reported no further issues, so Hodgson should be given a full squad to choose from as they look to climb out of the relegation zone.

The Hornets started in a 4-3-3 formation against Southampton ahead of the international break, meaning it wouldn’t be surprising to see Hodgson maintain the same form.

Cucho Hernandez has scored three goals in three games with a brace at the south coast, so you can expect to see him start.

Liverpool v Watford LIVE commentary and team news: Alexander-Arnold in fitness race as Reds look to overtake Man City in Premier League title race

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Mohamed Salah has scored nine goals in seven games against Watford

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