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Liverpool LIV Mané (9'), Firmino (37', 52', 90+1), Salah (54')
Premier League Gameweek 8
Oct 16, 2021 KO: 11:30

Watford - Liverpool

Vicarage Road Stadium Watford
Referee: Jonathan Moss
  9' Mané
  37' Firmino
  52' Firmino
  54' Salah
  90+1 Firmino

Match preview

No Fabinho or Alisson? - How Liverpool could line up against Watford

The Brazilian duo are being brought back to England on a private jet from international duty, but it might not be quick enough to see them feature

Liverpool could be without Fabinho and Alisson for this weekend's Premier League Saturday lunchtime kick-off against Watford.

The Brazilian duty have been away on international duty over the last 10 days or so and are reportedly being rushed back on a private jet in order for them to be available for selection for Jurgen Klopp.

Both players were in the squad as Brazil defeated Uruguay 4-1 in the early hours of Friday morning, UK time.

Fabinho himself has suggested that neither nor Alisson will be available for Watford, telling reporters:

“I believe that this first match against Watford, it will be very hard for us, I don’t think we will play. Neither Alisson or myself.

“The match against Uruguay will be Friday overnight there and the match against Watford will be half past noon.

“With all of what is involved, travel, I don’t know how much time we will have between one game and the other."

There are also quarantine issues to bypass.

Klopp did claim this week that Trent Alexander-Arnold and Diogo Jota should be free for selection, however.

Caoimhin Kelleher should start in goal in front of a back four of Alexander-Arnold, Virgil van Dijk, Joel Matip and Andy Robertson.

With Fabinho unavailable and Thiago injured, Curtis Jones and Naby Keita should get the nod in midfield alongside Jordan Henderson.

With Jota available but perhaps not at 100%, Roberto Firmino could start up top with Sadio Mane and in-form Mohamed Salah on the flanks.

Liverpool predicted XI v Watford

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Watford
VS
  Average Match Rating  
6.8
  Home  
7.0
5.8
  Away  
6.3
  Total  
7.0

Match statistics

Watford
Statistics
Liverpool
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
11
13
Draws
2
6
Losses
7
1
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
26
46
Goals Per Game
1.30
2.30
More > 2.5 Goals
6
13
More > 3 Goals
4
6
Scored First in a Match
11
12
Scored Both Halves
5
13
Won More > 1 Goal
5
10
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
19
18
Did Not Score
6
1
Both Teams Scored
7
11
Kept Clean Sheet
7
9
Won Without Conceding
7
8
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
602
771
Possession
54
59
Passes
420
575
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
12
19
Shots on Target
4.05
6.85
Goals out of Shots
0.10
0.13
Crosses
17
22
Offsides
1.38
2.18
Penalties
0.05
0.05
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.35
0.45
Tackles Won
-
-
Clearances
20
17
Interceptions
8.82
8.50
Own Goals
0.10
0.00
Aerials Won
16
14
Total Shots Conceded
13
10
Shots on Target Conceded
3.35
3.85
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.09
0.09
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
14
11
Yellow Cards
1.95
1.10
Red Cards
0.00
0.00

Injuries

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In suspension danger

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