LIVE: Liverpool v Watford – Confirmed teams as LFC aim for top spot

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Liverpool take on Watford this afternoon and there are two changes in the LFC line up.

Lucas Leiva comes in for Dejan Lovren in the reds central defence.  James Milner returns to left back - replacing Alberto Moreno.  Lovren misses out due to illness.

The attacking quartet of Lallana, Coutinho, Mane and Firmino remain in the side with Sturridge on the bench.

Watford have kept clean sheets in each of their last three Premier League games and are currently just 3 places below the reds in 7th place.

Arsenal and Spurs are currently playing the North London derby, and if Arsenal win they will go top of the Premier League - Liverpool can however go clear at the top of the league if they win with a comfortable scoreline.

Confirmed LFC team: Karius, Clyne, Lucas, Matip, Milner, Henderson (c), Can, Lallana, Mane, Coutinho, Firmino

LFC Subs: Mignolet, Klavan, Moreno, Wijnaldum, Ejaria, Origi, Sturridge

Watford team: Gomes (GK); Janmaat, Kaboul, Britos, Holebas; Amrabat, Behrami, Capoue, Pereyra; Deeney (c), Ighalo.

Watford subs: Pantilimon (GK), Mariappa, Kabasele, Zuniga, Watson, Guedioura, Sinclair.

As it happened...

13:38 UK

Man City dropped two points yesterday, while Chelsea demolished Everton 5-0 meaning the men from Stamford Bridge took the overnight lead in the Premier League.

A win for Liverpool would take them above Chelsea in the league.

13:42 UK
International break beckons

This is the last game before yet another international break.  It is also the game closest to Remembrance Day and the players will wear embroidered poppies on their shirts.

13:47 UK
Unbeaten record to continue?

Liverpool are unbeaten in the last 11 games, the last 8 Premier League games and have not been beaten at Anfield in the last 18 fixtures.

13:55 UK
Liverpool's 24 Premier League goals so far

Coutinho, Firmino, Mane and Milner all have 4 goals
Lallana 3
Lovren 2
Henderson, Can and Matip have 1 each.

13:59 UK
Full time at the Emirates

And Arsenal and Spurs have drawn 1-1.  More points dropped by teams in the top five - but more importantly a win for LFC will put us top. 1-0, 3-2, 10-9 - any win.

Come on red men!

14:18 UK
KICK OFF

Underway at Anfield - Watford with the kick off it although it takes them two attempts.

14:23 UK

Good chance for Liverpool - Lallana finds Firmino but he fires straight at Gomes from 12 yards out.

14:28 UK

Long free kick sent into the box by Liverpool and it's the unusual figure of Lucas Leiva who gets his head on it - but it goes wide.

14:33 UK
Great chance

Corner comes in and arrives at Lucas at the back post but his shot is saved by Gomes.  

14:36 UK

Chances falling Liverpool's way now - Coutinho fires at the crossbar (although it's offside) and then another chance from the Brazilian hits the side netting.

14:37 UK

Lucas Leiva's chance from a few minutes ago

14:43 UK
GOAL

SADIO MANE!!!!  That goal was coming. Coutinho and Milner with a 1-2 from the corner. Coutinho's deep cross and a fabulous header from Mane.

14:45 UK
2-0!!!!

Coutinho makes it 2-0 - two reds goals within 3 minutes!  Get in!

14:48 UK
Two goals in three minutes

Mane with the first

Coutinho makes it 2

14:55 UK

Those two goals have knocked the stuffing out of Watford.  Pantilimon replaced Gomes after the reds second goal - the Watford keeper suffered an injury.  Five minutes left until half time.

15:04 UK
3-0!

Emre Can makes it 3-0 to the reds.  Utterly dominant performance from Liverpool.

15:05 UK
Half Time

Four minutes of injury time played at Anfield due to Gomes' injury - the reds have been brilliant.  Three more goals - three different goalscorers and if it stays like this Liverpool will end the weekend top of the Premier League.

15:07 UK

Here's the 'live' League Table

15:25 UK

No changes from either side at half time.  Reds started this second half in the same vein as the first.

15:32 UK
GOOOOAAALLL!!! 4-0!!!

Another name on the goalscorer sheet.  Firmino taps it in to make it 4-0 after Lallana drills it across the box. 

15:36 UK
5-0!!!

We've only been playing an hour.  Firmino flicks it through to MANE who makes it 5.  Wonderful performance.

15:44 UK

Watford get their first corner of the game, ball falls to Capoue who shoots through a crowd of bodies.  Excellent save by Karius.

15:45 UK
LFC substitution

20 minute to go.  

Daniel Sturridge on for Lallana.

15:48 UK

Lallana went off to a terrific ovation from the Liverpool fans.  Yet another impressive performance from one of the most improved players under Klopp.

15:55 UK
Janmaat makes it 5-1

Liverpool concede a goal - Janmaat inside the box fires past Karius.

16:01 UK
Substitution

86' Coutinho replaced by Ovie Ejaria.

16:05 UK
GOAL!!!!!!

6-1!!!

Gini Wijnaldum scores his first Liverpool goal.  90 minutes gone.

16:08 UK
FULL TIME

Liverpool win 6-1 and go top of the league.

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Read our Match Report and what Jurgen had to say about the game.

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