Liverpool beat Brentford 3-0 at Anfield on Sunday as Jurgen Klopp’s side continue to push towards the top of the Premier League table.
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Mohamed Salah scored a goal in each half and Diogo Jota scored the decisive goal as the dangerous Brentford side were dispatched with minimal effort. After the defeat at Toulouse in the Europa League, Klopp demanded a lot more from his team and got it.
The Reds have now won three of their last four Premier League games and are unbeaten in their last five games. Brentford’s run of three straight wins was abruptly ended but the injury-ravaged side still created chances, but Thomas Frank will not be happy with some of the defenders.
Salah is unstoppable as Liverpool roll back the years
Mohamed Salah has scored ten goals in the Premier League this season and no one has mentioned his name much this season. He is the heartbeat of this Liverpool team and he gets the best out of Nunez, Jota and Szoboszlai as this quartet tears teams apart. This forward line will probably never reach the level of Salah, Mane and Firmino in their prime, but their win over Brentford felt like Liverpool had rolled back the years as they relentlessly chased the ball, created chances and caused havoc with their runs pressing. Endo in midfield gave them a solid defensive base and although they were caught on the counterattack by Brentford a few times, there is a feeling that Liverpool are also improving defensively and the balance of the team is better. And having Salah in this form masks any growing pains Klopp is having with the introduction of a new-look midfield. Whisper it: It’s been a few years but Liverpool are back in the title race.
Player ratings Liverpool vs Brentford
You can see via our friends at FotMob.com that Salah had an incredible game. This also applied to Nunez and Jota as Brentford were unable to control the game.
Liverpool have a big away game at Manchester City on Saturday November 25th. Brentford host Arsenal on the same day.
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Begin: 9 a.m. ET, Sunday (November 12)
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COMPLETE: Liverpool 3-0 Brentford
This was very pleasing for Liverpool as their added quality in attack made the difference and their intensity all over the pitch overwhelmed Brentford.
GREAT! Liverpool 3-0 Brentford – Diogo Jota
Liverpool is on the move now. Jota cuts inside and lures home a beauty, and Klopp loves it. Game. Sentence. To match.
Jota beats Liverpool 3-0 ahead of Brentford
Diogo Jota joins in and hits the net in style to give Liverpool a 3-0 lead over Brentford at Anfield.
GREAT! Liverpool 2-0 Brentford – Mohamed Salah
Liverpool’s second goal of the game comes when Tsimikas finds Salah and he brings the ball home.
Salah heads Liverpool ahead of Brentford 2-0
Mohamed Salah scores his second goal of the game as his header doubles Liverpool’s lead over Brentford at Anfield.
SAVE! Alisson tips over Norgaard’s free kick
Brentford are close to equalizing. Norgaard hits a free kick over the wall and Alisson tips it over.
HALF-TIME: Liverpool 1-0 Brentford
Liverpool are in the lead at half-time, and rightly so. They are flying and Brentford are struggling to hang on.
CHANCE! Great chance for Salah
Mohamed Salah should have his and Liverpool’s second goal of the game. Alexander-Arnold shoots a great ball over the ball and Salah stretches but shoots over the goal. He’s not happy, but Klopp applauds the game.
GREAT! Liverpool 1-0 Brentford
That came and Mo Salah gave Liverpool a deserved lead.
Salah leads Liverpool’s opening game against Brentford
Mohamed Salah gives Liverpool the impetus to give his side a 1-0 first-half lead over Brentford at Anfield.
NO GOAL! Nunez is offside again and Mbeumo comes close
Another goal from Nunez is ruled out as he acrobatically brings the ball home. He was fine.
NO GOAL! Nunez is just offside
Darwin Nunez has the ball in the net but VAR checks the offside decision and he was just offside. Only.
Brilliant start for both teams
On the one hand, Nunez gets close to Liverpool and on the other hand, Wissa has a chance for Brentford while Liverpool fights back. Very lively and consistent start at Anfield.
Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Tsimikas; Szoboszlai, Endo, Gakpo; Salah, Nunez, Jota
Flakken; Collins, Pinnock, Mee; Ajer, Norgaard, Jensen, Janelt, Roerslev; Mbeumo, Wissa
Focus on Liverpool, team news
Out: Alexis Mac Allister (suspension), Curtis Jones (hamstring), Andrew Robertson (shoulder), Stefan Bajcetic (calf), Thiago Alcantara (groin) | QUESTIONABLE: Ryan Gravenberch (knee)
Focus on Brentford, team news
Missing: Ivan Toney (suspended), Rico Henry (torn cruciate ligament – out for the season), Kevin Schade (adductors), Aaron Hickey (suspended), Mikkel Damsgaard (knee), Josh Dasilva (thigh) | QUESTIONABLE: Keane Lewis-Potter (calf), Shandon Baptiste (shoulder)