WATFORD, Sporting Alert — The starting line-ups and livescore updates from today English Premier League game between Watford and Liverpool at Vicarage Road.
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Liverpool come into this Week 1 fixture with a few fitness concerns, but manager Jurgen Klopp is confident about his team’s chances of making a winning start to the campaign.
Klopp, who is without Philippe Coutinho and Adam Lallana, has named a strong team for his opening game, which includes captain Jordan Henderson, who is fit to start.
New summer signing Mohamed Salah also starts, along with Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane in the three-man attack.
Alberto Moreno gets a rare start at left back ahead of James Milner, with Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joel Matip and Dejan Lovren joining him.
Emre Can and Georginio Wijnaldum start in the midfield.
Meanwhile, Marco Silva named his first Watford team after making the switch from the relegated Hull City.
Nathan Chalobah, who signed from Chelsea starts in midfield, while another summer recruit Andre Gray is on the bench.
Silva, however, is without the injured Troy Deeney.
Heurelho Gomes captains the team and starts in goal, with Daryl Janmaat, Miguel Britos, Younes Kaboul and Jose Holebas start in the back.
Tom Cleverley and Abdoulaye Doucoure join Chalobah in the middle, while Nordin Amrabat, Stefano Okaka and Roberto Pereyra lead the attack.
Watford team to play Liverpool: Gomes; Janmaat, Kaboul, Britos, Holebas; Chalobah, Doucouré; Amrabat, Cleverley, Pereyra; Okaka. Subs: Pantilimon, Prödl, Femenía, Watson, Capoue, Richarlison, Gray
Liverpool team to play Watford: Mignolet, Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, Matip, Moreno, Henderson, Can, Wijnaldum, Salah, Mane, Firmino. Subs: Karius, Klavan, Gomez, Milner, Grujic, Solanke, Origi.