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By Denise Evans

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  1. Post update

    Southampton v Watford (Sat, 17:30 GMT)

    That is all for today. Sofiane Boufal's stubbed toe and journalists phones going rogue in front of Sean Dyche...

    It has been eventful.

    See you tomorrow for more managerial antics.

  2. 'It is up to us to get the positive atmosphere back'

    Southampton v Watford (Sat, 17:30 GMT)

    Southampton

    Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl:"It is up to us to get the positive atmosphere back in our stadium and we need to get the message to the fans that we need their help to be positive even if we make mistakes. There is still a long way until the end of the season and everyone knows that if you want to be above the line, you have to take points consistently.

    "Watford are stil a fantastic team with one or two great players, it is a team that is not easy to beat, but we will focus on our game".

  3. 'There is still a lot of belief'

    Southampton v Watford (Sat, 17:30 GMT)

    Southampton

    Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl: "It has not been the easiest season, we had a difficult start, but there is still a lot of belief in what we are doing and this gives us energy to get the points as soon as possible."

  4. 'It could be a defining period'

    Southampton v Watford (Sat, 17:30 GMT)

    Southampton

    Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl on run of fixtures that includes Watford, Norwich, West Ham and Aston Villa before Christmas: "Yeah, it could be defining for the season. These matches agaisnt teams around us is important, six points if you like, winning and losing is massive. It is a very very important period."

  5. 'The best scorer at the moment'

    Southampton v Watford (Sat, 17:30 GMT)

    Southampton

    Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl on striker Danny Ings: "He is for sure the best scorer at the moment but his character and mentality when he doesn't have the ball is also important for the team. It is important that we have those guys who could score."

  6. 'It gives us a lift'

    Southampton v Watford (Sat, 17:30 GMT)

    Southampton

    Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl on the performance in the draw with Arsenal: "It is kind of getting back to the way we played very often and it gives us a lift. It would have been better to win against Arsenal but the chance was there and it is important for the players to see that if you act like this you have a better chance."

  7. Boufal out with toe injury

    Southampton v Watford (Sat, 17:30 GMT)

    Southampton

    Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl: "We have a few injury issues. One is to Armstrong who at the end of the last game cramped a bit and now he has a problem with his hamstrings. I think he is out for two weeks and maybe after the Newcastle game (8 December) he is available.

    "The other thing is that Sofiane Boufal hit his toe on the table at home and couldn't train for three days now and it is still a bit swollen. It will be difficult for this weekend. He ran into the kitchen and hit it on the table, something like that.

    "Jannik Vestergaard was sick for a couple of days but now he is back in training."

  8. Hasenhuttl to face the media

    Southampton v Watford (Sat, 17:30 GMT)

    Southampton

    Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl is facing the media. His side are winless in eight and only one place and one point off the bottom...

  9. Looking ahead to the Europa League

    Celtic v Rennes (20:00 GMT)

    Celtic are already through to the knockout stages, while Rennes are out.

    However, the Glasgow side will seal top spot in the group and avoid the teams dropping down from the Champions League if they beat Rennes and Cluj lose to Lazio in Rome.

    Forward Mikey Johnston is back in the squad after injury, but winger Jonny Hayes misses out. French midfielder Olivier Ntcham is expected to start against the team from his home country.

    Rennes will be without top scorer M’Baye Niang, who was on the books at Watford back in 2017.

    Mikey Johnston
  10. Get Involved - The all-American XI

    #bbcfootball or text 81111 (UK only)

    OK, so we've had such an overwhelming amount of suggestions, we've decided to do a 'Thanksgiving Squad' because an all-American XI just didn't cut it.

    So, thank you to everyone for your quite simply brilliant input today, and big star-spangled congrats to those who made the squad.

    *Pierre EmBarack Obamayang is my personal favourite.

    Goalkeepers: Brad 'land of the' Friedel, Jens Chevro Lehmann, Shay ThanksGiven

    Defenders: Virginia van Dijk, Tyrone Wyomings, Philadelphia Neville, Aymerica Laporte

    Midfielders: Thanksgivinnie Jones, Niko Kranberryjcar, Los Angeles Di Maria, San Francis Jeffers, Clarence Tenneseedorf

    Forwards: Mark VidUtah, Pierre EmBarack Obamayang, Lionel Messissippi, Tammy Abraham Lincoln, Michigan Batshuayi

    Graphic showing our Thanksgiving squad selections
  11. Team news: Dunk back; March a doubt; Connolly back in training

    Liverpool v Brighton (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

    Brighton & Hove Albion

    Solly March has a groin problem while Aaron Connolly is back in the squad and training.

    Saturday is too soon for Bernardo.

    Graham Potter says it is a "big boost" to have Lewis Dunk back in the squad.

  12. 'Liverpool are a wonderful team' - Potter

    Liverpool v Brighton (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

    Brighton & Hove Albion

    Graham Potter has been looking ahead to Saturday's game against league leaders Liverpool:

    "We know it will be tough this weekend.

    "Liverpool are a wonderful team and have our huge respect.

    "Anfield is a tremendous footballing environment and the challenge doesn't get any better than that for us."

  13. Post update

    Liverpool v Brighton (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

    Brighton & Hove Albion

    More from Brighton manager Graham Potter on his new deal:

    "The new deal was something I found out about a few weeks ago when I spoke to Tony Bloom.

    "We were very pleased and it's a great sign of belief from the club. We've had a great welcome here and are still at the start of what we want to do."

  14. 'We have to suffer if we want to go to a different level' - Flores

    Southapton v Watord (Sat, 17:30 GMT)

    Watford

    Watford manager Quique Sánchez Flores has also been offering his thoughts ahead of his side's game with Southampton on Saturday tea time.

    He has spoken about how he is under pressure, with the Hornets bottom of the table.

    "It is true I am under pressure, pressure is normal and is all part of our profession," Flores said.

    "We have the pressure and responsibility and if you want to enjoy it then you have to accept that.

    "I don’t know any different way."

    "When I came here I knew we had to suffer but it is part of the plan and you have to suffer first if you want to go to a different level."

    Quique Sánchez Flores
  15. Looking ahead to Europa League

    Feyenoord v Rangers (17:55 GMT)

    Rangers will qualify if they beat Feyenoord and Young Boys win or draw against Porto.

    On-loan striker Jermain Defoe has been ruled out after he picked up a knock in training on Wednesday, while left-back Borna Barisic will be assessed before kick-off.

  16. Post update

    Liverpool v Brighton (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

    Brighton & Hove Albion

    Brighton manager Graham Potter has been speaking about his contract extension.

    Appointed six months ago, Potter has now signed on to stay on the south coast until 2023.

    Graham Potter
  17. 'I was pleased to see Zaha play well' - Hodgson

    Burnley v Crystal Palace (Sat,15:00 GMT)

    Crystal Palace

    "I was very pleased to see Wilf play so well against Liverpool," Hodgson said.

    "Even though he's already been training and playing well. We had no doubt he'd create goals, but hopefully that performance can lead to even more now."

  18. Post update

    Burnley v Crystal Palace (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

    "We have every respect for Burnley," Roy Hodgson said of his team's opponents on Saturday.

    "They know exactly what they're doing and do it very well. It's up to us to try and deal with that."

    Crystal Palace and Burnley
  19. 'We can't equate form with results' - Hodgson

    Burnley v Crystal Palace (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

    Crystal Palace

    Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson believes his side has not " performed badly" in their last few games.

    "We've been close to getting points...results may have been bad but our form has not."

  20. Team news: Ward Palace's only injury worry

    Burnley v Crystal Palace (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

    Crystal Palace

    Roy Hodgson has a fully fit squad to pick from for his side's trip to Burnley, apart from defender Joel Ward, who will be out for "some weeks".