How to watch Watford vs Liverpool: live stream and TV details, who’s in the studio, team news and prediction

All the key information you need to know ahead of kick-off.

Liverpool travel to Watford on Saturday aiming to get back to winning ways in the Premier League (12.30 BST).

The Reds surrendered top spot in the table before the international break after a thrilling 2-2 draw against title rivals Manchester City.

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Jurgen Klopp’s men will fancy their chances at Vicarage Road, although they’ll be aware the Hornets may have a new manager bounce after Claudio Ranieri succeeded Xisco Munoz just seven games into the campaign.

Here’s all the key information you need to know ahead of kick-off.

What is the Liverpool team news?

Diogo Jota is unlikely to start after he returned from Portugal duty early with a muscle injury.

He could make the bench but Roberto Firmino is likely to start.

Liverpool are set to be without Brazil duo Alisson and Fabinho. They’re still on international duty 36 hours before kick-off for their country’s World Cup qualifier against Uruguay.

Youngster Caoimhin Kelleher is expected to replace Alisson in goal for what will be just a third Premier League appearance.

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Trent Alexander-Arnold is back in full training after missing the Reds’ past two games with an adductor issue. He’s set to take up his usual right-back berth, with James Milner covering during his absence.

Thiago Alcantara remains on the treatment table with a calf issue.

Jurgen Klopp could also be tempted to rest Virgil van Dijk after he played two full games for Holland.

Joe Gomez, Joel Matip and Ibrahima Konate were all not on international duty and could give van Dijk some respite ahead of next week’s trip to Atletico Madrid in the Champions League.

What about Watford?

Ranieri has had ample time to have a good look over his new troops during training.

Josh King remains short of fitness, while Francisco Sierralta and Christian Kabasele have been ruled out of action.

Nicolas Nkoulou could make his debut after being signed as a free agent last month following his exit from Torino.

Predicted line-ups

Watford (4-2-3-1): Foster, Sierralta, Rose, Troost-Ekong, Nkounkou, Sissoko Dennis, Kucka, Sarr, Tufan, Pedro.

Liverpool (4-3-3): Kelleher, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Gomez, Robertson, Henderson, Keita, Jones, Salah, Firmino, Mane.

Nicolas Nkoulou signed for Watford last week. Picture: Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images

What channel is the game on?

The match will be broadcast live on BT Sport 1 in the United Kingdom. Overseas viewers should check local listings.

Who is commentating and who’s on pundit duty?

Darren Fletcher will be on the microphone with ex-Liverpool winger Steve McManaman alongside him.

In the studio, regular presenter Jake Humphrey will be joined by former Reds pair Peter Crouch and Joe Cole, as well as former England manager Glenn Hoddle.

How can I stream it?

BT Sport subscribers will be able to watch the game online via the website or BT Sport app.

What time does coverage start?

Pre-match coverage begins at 11.30 BST.

Can I watch if I’m not a BT Sport subscriber?

No. However, you can purchase a monthly BT Sport pass for £25 which is contract-free. It will renew automatically but you can cancel it whenever you want.

Where can I check out highlights?

Clips of the game will shortly be uploaded after the full-time whistle on both the BT Sport app and bt.com/sport. In-game clips throughout the 90 minutes are also published.

You can also watch short highlights on the broadcaster’s YouTube channel.

Extended highlights can be viewed on Match of the Day, which takes is broadcast on BBC One at 22.30.

Score prediction

If Liverpool are to be challenging for the title, these are the games they need to be winning with relative ease.

Mo Salah’s in white-hot form and despite the loss of a couple of key men, the Reds should have enough to return to Merseyside with three points.

Watford 0-2 Liverpool.