Nottingham Forest v Liverpool: Premier League – live

34 min Salah is on his feet, so maybe it was an impact injury rather than a muscle problem. He’s limping quite heavily though.

33 min It looks like a lower-back problem for Salah. Liverpool’s grotesque injury list could be about to get even worse.

32 min Salah is rolling round in pain after a challenge from the back by McKenna. This is a worry because I don’t think McKenna really touched him, and he looks in a helluva lot of pain.

31 min Foresrt break dangerously again. The excellent Awoniyi holds the ball up and then find Lingard on the edge of the area to his left. He whistles a first-time shot on the run that is well held by Alisson.

30 min Elliott does well to keep the ball alive and cushion it infield to Salah on the edge of the area. He shoots straight at Henderson.

29 min Steve Cooper turns round in disgust as another Lingard pass goes astray. The poor lad is having a stinker.

28 min It’s been another flat performance from Liverpool, who still haven’t won away from home in the league this season. That said, Forest deserve a lot of credit for their defensive organisation.

27 min Aurier’s deep cross is missed near the byline by Alisson, but Kouyate (I think) can only head the ball back into the centre rather than towards goal. He did well just to keep it in play.

25 min McKenna nicks the ball and finds Awoniyi on the left. He moves inside and mishits a low shot from 20 yards that bobbles through to Alisson.

24 min “Correction,” says Miles Jackson. “Atmosphere is treemendous.”

Nottingham Forest fans inside the stadium before the match.

23 min Elliott’s flat cross is headed wide by Carvalho, under pressure from Aurier at the near post. Elliott looks bright.

22 min There’s very little space in the centre of the field, such is the discipline and diligence of Forest’s midfield three. I’m a bit surprised the full-backs haven’t got forward more, especially Robertson.

20 min At the other end Jones crosses low towards Salah, whose snapshot hits McKenna and goes behind for a corner. In other news, the atmosphere is tremendous.

19 min Nice play from Forest. Gibbs-White feeds the ball into Awoniyi in the area. He lays it back invitingly to Kouyate, whose low shot from the edge of the area is comfortably saved by Alisson.

16 min Liverpool have had 74 per cent of the possession so far. Most of it has been in harmless areas though.

11 min Forest break three-on-three. Gibbs-White finds Lingard, who overruns the ball and is dispossessed by Gomez. The poor lad is really struggling at the moment.

10 min Milner swings a corner into the middle, where Firmino pulls away from Cook and heads just wide of the far post. That was an excellent chance.

9 min: Good save from Henderson! Elliott moseys infields from the right and wedges a terrific 40-yard pass over the Forest defence. Carvalho pulls it down beautifully on the run and flicks a shot that is blocked at close range by Henderson.

Nottingham Forest's Dean Henderson saves a shot from Liverpool's Fabio Carvalho.

8 min This has been a decent start from Forest, who have kept Liverpool at arm’s length. Eight down, 82 to go.

6 min “Thiago adding illness to his litany of absence reasons,” says Stephen Carr. “I think we are going to have to get HR involved.”

5 min Aurier is fouled by Jones, which allows Forest to send the big men forward. Gibbs-White’s free-kick is headed away by van Dijk.

3 min Lots of early possession for Liverpool, though Forest are snapping around in midfield when they get the opportunity.

Nottingham Forest’s Jesse Lingard (left) vies with Liverpool’s James Milner.

2 min Apparently Thiago Alcantara is unwell, not injured, which I suppose is good news for Liverpool. He could be back for the trip to Amsterdam in the week.

1 min Peep peep! Forest kick off from left to right as we watch.

The players stroll out of the tunnel on a pleasant afternoon in Nottingham. The home fans are making their usual racket. The atmosphere is fantastic.

“Hi Rob,” says Simon Payne. “How many games must there have been when both right backs wear #7? Perhaps this comment was more interesting in my head.”

Not at all – it has allowed me to demonstrate some truly loathsome pedantry by pointing out that Neco Williams, Forest’s No7, will probably play at left-back.

Forest make two changes from the midweek draw at Brighton. The former Liverpool striker Taiwo Awoniyi and Cheikhou Kouyate replace Brennan Johnson and Orel Mangala.

Liverpool are without the injured pair of Darwin Nunez and Thiago Alcantara. They’re replaced by Harvey Elliott and Curtis Jones, which probably means Mo Salah will play up front. Fabinho is in for Jordan Henderson and Jurgen Klopp has also changed both full-backs.

Nottingham Forest (4-3-3) Henderson; Aurier, McKenna, Cook, Williams; Yates, Freuler, Kouyate; Gibbs-White, Awoniyi, Lingard.
Substitutes: Hennessey, Biancone, Worrall, Boly, Lodi, Mangala, Surridge, Johnson, Dennis.

Liverpool (4-2-3-1) Alisson; Milner, Gomez, van Dijk, Robertson; Fabinho, Jones; Elliott, Firmino, Carvalho; Salah.
Substitutes: Adrian, Kelleher, Tsimikas, Bajcetic, Phillips, Alexander-Arnold, Henderson. Oxlade-Chamberlain, Clark.

Referee Paul Tierney.

Hello and welcome to live coverage of Nottingham Forest v Liverpool at the City Ground. For a couple of years at the end of the 1970s, this was the biggest game in English football. Forest won the League Cup final and dethroned Liverpool as European champions; Liverpool ended Forest’s record 42-game unbeaten run and took their league title.

The game has a different identity now, but it still feels like a biggie. Forest have improved defensively, conceding only two in their last three games, but what they need now is a famous victory to kickstart their season. Liverpool will hope that the win over Manchester City last weekend was their catalyst. They followed up with another 1-0 victory over West Ham in midweek, and today they are chasing their first away win in the league this season. Liverpool are seven points behind City, so a title challenge is not completely beyond the realms. All they can do is keep winning, and see where it takes them.

Kick off 12.30pm.