Preview followed by live coverage of Monday’s Premier League game between Watford and Liverpool.
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The Manchester derby draw has theoretically taken Liverpool’s top-four destiny out of their own hands, unlikely as it is that the Manchester duo will win all their remaining five games. However, following the home defeat to Crystal Palace, Liverpool cannot afford another slip-up at Vicarage Road against a Watford side who have reached 40 points yet look unlikely to get too many more. Yet Jürgen Klopp will have unpleasant memories of last season’s 3-0 mauling at Vicarage Road and it should serve as a warning against complacency. Paul Chronnell
Kick-off Monday 8pm
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Fans watching the Manchester derby say the game was spoiled by a new camera called the “spidercam”.
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Liverpool centre-back Dejan Lovren signs a new long-term contract at the club until 2021.
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Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard says “it is time to step up” after being confirmed as the club’s Under-18s manager.
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The former Liverpool captain talks about his new role as coach of the club’s under-18s, why young players should not try to emulate Cristiano Ronaldo and why he turned down the MK Dons job
Steven Gerrard insists judgment should be reserved on his attributes as a coach until his tactical decisions, his leadership from the sidelines and his mistakes have been thoroughly examined. That will come next season as manager of Liverpool Under-18s, where judgment on what is required has already been made. “There is a showboating mentality through academies,” claims Gerrard. “My teams will be physical.”
A lot of kids think they have to do 10 lollipops or Cruyff turns to look good or stand out
I’d love to see a player I coach make their first-team debut because it is a life-changer
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• Club face Sydney FC three days after end of Premier League season
• Gerrard, Carragher, Agger and McManaman will also play
Jürgen Klopp has said he expects Liverpool’s England contingent will be involved in friendly in Australia three days after the end of their Premier League season and less than a month before the national team face Scotland in a World Cup qualifier at Hampden Park.
Liverpool will play Sydney FC in a lucrative match at the ANZ Stadium on 24 May after closing their domestic campaign at home to Middlesbrough and have announced that Steve Gerrard, Jamie Carragher, Daniel Agger and Steve McManaman will feature in the game.
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• Forward could miss rest of season with recurrence of hip problem
• England international likely to be allowed to leave Anfield in summer
Daniel Sturridge could miss the remainder of Liverpool’s season with a recurrence of a hip injury, raising the prospect he may have played his final game for the Anfield club.
The England international sustained the problem during final preparations for Liverpool’s game against Crystal Palace on Sunday and the club are unsure when he will next be available for Jürgen Klopp’s team.
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• France defender celebrated Crystal Palace’s win against parent club
• ‘There was nothing behind it, nothing else to imply by it’
Mamadou Sakho has insisted he did not mean to cause Liverpool or their supporters any offence by celebrating with Christian Benteke on the touchline as the Belgian’s brace secured Crystal Palace’s third successive win at Anfield.
The France centre-half, who is on loan at Selhurst Park for the remainder of the campaign, was ineligible for the fixture on Sunday and had admitted in an interview with the Guardian last week he would find the situation “awkward” as he returned to his parent club. Sakho took a seat behind the Palace bench on Merseyside and, while he did not react overtly when Benteke equalised late in the first half, he stood and engaged in a celebratory handshake routine with the striker after he approached the touchline.
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Jürgen Klopp felt “pretty alone” when Palace inflicted the first defeat of his Liverpool reign last season and fans headed for the Anfield exits following Scott Dann’s 82nd minute winner. There is no prospect of a repeat, at least in terms of early departures and managerial isolation, with Liverpool in pursuit of Champions League qualification. Joe Gomez could make his first Premier League appearance of the season with Joel Matip, Ragnar Klavan and Lucas Leiva struggling, although Mamadou Sakho’s ineligibility against his parent club represents a greater loss to Palace. Andy Hunter
Kick-off Sunday 4.30pm
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