Watford vs Liverpool live stream information, team news, kick-off time and more ahead of Premier League clash

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The Premier League season is back – and it came with a bang on Friday night.

Arsenal and Leicester played out an instant classic at the Emirates to welcome in the new season, with the Gunners running out 4-3 winners after twice coming from behind.

Attention now turns to the first Saturday of the season, with Watford and Liverpool kicking off the days action.

Most of the Liverpool talk has been around the Philippe Coutinho transfer saga and he will not play for the Reds on Saturday afternoon.

But Jurgen Klopp will still be hoping to get his season off to the perfect start with victory in at Vicarage Road.

When is the game?

The game takes place on Saturday August 12.

Kick-off is 12:30pm at Vicarage Road.

How can I watch the game?

The game is being shown live on Sky Sports and will be broadcast on both of their Premier League and Main Event channels.

Coverage starts at 11:30am.

Coutinho will not be featuring for Liverpool (Image: REUTERS)

Team news


Record signing Andre Gray is in line to make his Watford debut this weekend with Troy Deeney’s availability in question owing to recent surgery on his groin.

The club captain faces a late fitness test ahead of Saturday’s visit of Liverpool but is a doubt given the procedure was only a month ago.

Craig Cathcart also misses out because of a knee injury, as does Christian Kabasele due to a hamstring problem. Mauro Zarate, also knee, remains a long-term absentee.

Gray is expected to make his debut for Watford


Philippe Coutinho will not play for Liverpool at Watford with the official reasoning given as a back problem.

The Barcelona transfer saga continues to rumble on after the Reds rejected the Brazilian’s transfer request earlier this week.

Adam Lallana and Daniel Sturridge will both also miss out on the tie through injury, but the Reds have a bolstered front line given the summer arrivals of Mo Salah and Dominic Solanke.


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