Premier League LIVE: Latest scores and updates from Liverpool vs Cardiff, Fulham vs Bournemouth, Brighton vs Wolves and rest of the 3pm kick-offs
- Liverpool will aim to return to the top of the Premier League on Saturday
- They host Cardiff City at Anfield in one of five 3pm kick-offs in the top flight
- Southampton play Newcastle United, while Fulham entertain Bournemouth
- It’s Watford vs Huddersfield Town and Brighton vs Wolves also
- You can keep track of every game in our live coverage right here
Liverpool will aim to return to the top of the Premier League on Saturday afternoon, as they host Cardiff City at Anfield.
Jurgen Klopp’s men are unbeaten in the league and will expect another three points, although Neil Warnock’s side are on a high after their first victory since promotion.
You can keep track of this match, plus all the other 3pm kick-offs in the English top flight, with our live blog right here…
Liverpool fan Bobby Reid hoping to trip them up this afternoon
Cardiff striker Bobby Reid hopes to dent Liverpool’s Premier League title charge just a few weeks after cheering them on at Anfield.
Reid is such a big Liverpool fan that he tries to watch Jurgen Klopp’s side when he is not playing himself.
The 25-year-old saw them beat Paris St Germain 3-2 last month when Roberto Firmino scored a dramatic late Champions League winner.
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Ian Herbert at St Mary’s: At St Mary’s, we’re told ‘Mr Monopoly’ will be walking up and down the touchline and they’re promoting Southampton FC Monopoly as a £35 Christmas gift. Kevin Keegan, Matt Le Tissier and Rickie Lambert have their own squares – memories of days when this club actually scored goals
Liverpool: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, van Dijk, Moreno, Wijnaldum, Fabinho, Lallana, Salah, Firmino, Mane
Substitutes: Milner, Gomez, Sturridge, Mignolet, Shaqiri, Robertson, Matip
Cardiff City: Etheridge, Ecuele Manga, Morrison, Bamba, Bennett, Hoilett, Victor Camarasa, Gunnarsson, Josh Murphy, Reid, Paterson
Substitutes: Zohore, Smithies, Connolly, Cunningham, Damour, Harris, Madine
Referee: Stuart Attwell (Warwickshire)
Brighton and Hove Albion: Ryan, Saltor, Duffy, Dunk, Bong, Jahanbakhsh, Stephens, Kayal, Izquierdo, March, Murray
Substitutes: Bissouma, Locadia, Andone, Knockaert, Balogun, Steele, Bernardo
Wolverhampton Wanderers: Rui Patricio, Bennett, Coady, Boly, Doherty, Neves, Joao Moutinho, Jonny, Helder Costa, Traore, Jimenez
Substitutes: Ivan Cavaleiro, Gibbs-White, Jota, John Ruddy, Ruben Vinagre, Dendoncker, Leo Bonatini
Referee: Anthony Taylor (Cheshire)
Watford: Foster, Femenia, Mariappa, Cathcart, Masina, Hughes, Capoue, Doucoure, Pereyra, Success, Deulofeu
Substitutes: Gomes, Sema, Gray, Wilmot, Holebas, Kabasele, Okaka
Huddersfield Town: Lossl, Jorgensen, Schindler, Lowe, Mbenza, Mooy, Hogg, Billing, Durm, Pritchard, Depoitre
Substitutes: Bacuna, Hamer, Sobhi, Quaner, Mounie, Stankovic, Hadergjonaj
Referee: Mike Dean (Wirral)
Southampton: McCarthy, Cedric, Stephens, Hoedt, Bertrand, Elyounoussi, Romeu, Lemina, Redmond, Austin, Ings
Substitutes: Yoshida, Vestergaard, Long, Ward-Prowse, Armstrong, Gabbiadini, Gunn
Newcastle United: Dubravka, Yedlin, Lascelles, Fernandez, Dummett, Ritchie, Diame, Shelvey, Kenedy, Muto, Perez
Substitutes: Ki, Schar, Rondon, Manquillo, Joselu, Darlow, Atsu
Referee: Chris Kavanagh (Lancashire)
Fulham: Sergio Rico, Odoi, Ream, Le Marchand, Fosu-Mensah, Seri, McDonald, Ryan Sessegnon, Kamara, Mitrovic, Schurrle
Substitutes: Bettinelli, Johansen, Cairney, Vietto, Christie, Mawson, Zambo
AFC Bournemouth: Begovic, Francis, Steve Cook, Ake, Smith, Lewis Cook, Lerma, Daniels, Brooks, Wilson, Fraser
Substitutes: Boruc, Gosling, Surman, Ibe, Defoe, Stanislas, Rico
Referee: Andre Marriner (West Midlands)
Here's how Wolves line-up for this afternoon's @premierleague fixture against @OfficialBHAFC. #BHAWOL
? Here's how Albion line up for this afternoon's @premierleague game against @Wolves at the Amex Stadium.
? Unchanged – @GM_83 leads the line for the Seagulls!#BHAWOL #BHAFC ?⚪️ pic.twitter.com/ti3i1KS0iC
Here's how Newcastle United will line up against @SouthamptonFC at St. Mary's this afternoon. #NUFC pic.twitter.com/lytm1QkIRG
The teams are in! ?
Here's how #SaintsFC line-up to face #NUFC in the #PL: pic.twitter.com/u0ZO2HPjBE
? | An unchanged starting XI for #watfordfc against @htafcdotcom today!
Kabasele & Holebas are back on the bench following suspension, while there's also a place among the subs for Okaka.#WATHUD pic.twitter.com/sVz6WB1Xdl
? One change from last week
? A return for @chazdaniels13
? Joshua King misses out
? https://t.co/XV2cubXNoK#FULBOU // #afcb ? pic.twitter.com/rkYjbKvxyc
Team news for today’s #PL clash ? @afcbournemouth! #FULBOU #COYW pic.twitter.com/OPAEcXvNbB
#LIVCAR team news!
Brought to you by @1xbet_Eng…#CityAsOne ?⚽️?⚽️ pic.twitter.com/yOmjnrb7bK
TEAM NEWS with @ViessmannUK: #htafc Head Coach David Wagner has made one change to his starting line-up for this afternoon's @premierleague game against @WatfordFC; 3pm kick-off at Vicarage Road.
➡️ Isaac Mbenza
⬅️ @FloHadergjonaj #WATHUD (AT) pic.twitter.com/LfcMPuZN7U
Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, Van Dijk, Moreno, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Lallana, Mane, Salah, Firmino.
Substitutes: Mignolet, Matip, Gomez, Robertson, Milner, Shaqiri, Sturridge.
Today's #LIVCAR team news ?
Three changes for #LFC; Lovren, Moreno and Lallana replace Gomez, Robertson and Shaqiri. https://t.co/Ehw6pqkgej
We will bring you the confirmed team line-ups from all five 3pm kick-offs shortly.
Jokanovic happy his Fulham players are pulling no punches
Kieran Gill: Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic is happy for his players to criticise each other after defender Tim Ream publicly accused his team-mates of showing a lack of desire.
Straight-talking Ream said: ‘There are not enough guys who want it, who want to fight for each other, for themselves, for the club.’
Jokanovic, whose side lost 4-2 to Cardiff City in their last outing which followed a crushing 5-1 demolition by Arsenal at Craven Cottage, did not mind Ream’s comments with the club sitting third from bottom in the Premier League.
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Benitez will consider new contract… but only if Ashley spends
Craig Hope: Rafa Benitez says he WILL consider signing a new contract at Newcastle United – but only if Mike Ashley rights the wrongs of the summer in January.
Supporters fear the manager will quit when his current deal expires in June after he refused to sign an extension during the close-season because of his mistrust of the owner, who responded by not releasing transfer funds as a £21million profit was made on trading.
The upshot of a turbulent summer has been a nine-game winless start which leaves the Magpies rock bottom of the Premier League with just two points ahead of Saturday’s trip to Southampton.
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JOE GOMEZ INTERVIEW: ‘I couldn’t cook so the canteen ladies would pack my meals’
Ian Ladyman: Dressing rooms after a victory are fine places to be — they are what footballers live and work for. But at Liverpool last season it was not always like that, especially if you were a defender.
‘I remember the Man City game here,’ recalled Joe Gomez, glancing over his shoulder across Anfield.
‘We were 4-1 up with about five minutes to go and won 4-3.
‘They had a header that hit the side-netting and you ask yourself how you would have felt if that had gone in.
‘It takes something away from the joy. It should have been easier so it’s not always nice after.’
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TODAY (3pm unless stated)
Brighton and Hove Albion vs Wolverhampton Wanderers
Fulham vs AFC Bournemouth
Liverpool vs Cardiff City
Southampton vs Newcastle United
Watford vs Huddersfield Town
Leicester City vs West Ham United (5.30pm)
Burnley vs Chelsea (1.30pm)
Crystal Palace vs Arsenal (1.30pm)
Manchester United vs Everton (4pm)
Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester City (8pm)
The weather may be taking a chilly turn but fear not. Just crank up the heating, make a cup of tea and make yourself cosy to follow our live coverage of the six Premier League matches this afternoon.
We begin with five games at 3pm, including Liverpool’s home fixture against Cardiff City plus a number of matches with significance at the bottom of the table.
Struggling Fulham are at home to Bournemouth, there’s a basement battle between Southampton and Newcastle United.
Elsewhere, Brighton are up against Wolves, and Watford host Huddersfield Town.
Later, at 5.30pm, we have Leicester City vs West Ham.
So there’s plenty of action to get our teeth into. Don’t. Go. Anywhere.
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