Klopp previews Liverpool’s trip to Brentford

Liverpool visit Brentford tonight in the Premier League as the Reds aim to make it five straight wins in a row.

Jurgen Klopp’s side saw off Leicester last time out with a 2-1 victory but weren’t at their best and will need to find another gear if they are to beat an impressive Brentford side in west London. The Bees beat West Ham last week following a draw with Tottenham on Boxing Day, and are unbeaten in all competitions since 23 October.

Brentford have lost only one game at home so far this season, though they are without talisman Ivan Toney here through injury. Victory would see them climb to seventh in the table, just two points behind sixth-placed Liverpool, while the visitors would leapfrog Spurs into fifth place if they were to pick up all three points. Liverpool’s new signing Cody Gakpo has not been registered in time to make his debut.

Follow all the action and latest updates from Brentford vs Liverpool at the Gtech Community Stadium below.

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GOAL! Brentford 2-0 Liverpool (Wissa, 42)

It was offside, but it doesn’t matter now!

Brentford are straight back on the attack and Wissa is unchallenged once more as he heads Jensen’s cross into the ground and to Alisson’s right – the goalkeeper scoops the ball away but it looked as if it had already crossed the line, and the referee’s goal-line technology confirms it: goal!

Lawrence Ostlere2 January 2023 18:15

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GOAL? Brentford 2-0 Liverpool (Wissa, 39)

Wissa brings down a corner on his chest and then fires home… but is Ben Mee offside? The ball deflects off the centre-back before squeezing past Alisson in goal. Terrible defending but Liverpool might get away with it…

Lawrence Ostlere2 January 2023 18:12

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Brentford 1-0 Liverpool

35 min: A decent spell, this, by Liverpool, which just needs that clear-cut chance at the end of it. Salah drifts out to the right to get involved but gives the ball away and the pressure is relieved – Brentford come forwards, but Wissa is offside.

Lawrence Ostlere2 January 2023 18:08

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Brentford 1-0 Liverpool

32 min: Liverpool have a corner, which Tsimikas whips in to the near post where Konate can’t quite connect properly with the header. Oxlade-Chamberlain takes a shot from range after the ball is cleared, but it’s easily saved by David Raya.

Lawrence Ostlere2 January 2023 18:05

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Brentford 1-0 Liverpool

29 min: Tsimikas is having a little bit of joy down the left side arriving at the back post, but he’s lacking the end product either with shot or cross.

Lawrence Ostlere2 January 2023 18:02

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Brentford 1-0 Liverpool

26 min: Wissa has the ball in the back of the net after another Brentford set-piece, but this one is ruled out for offside. Brentford have their tails up and the Gtech Community Stadium is bouncing.

Lawrence Ostlere2 January 2023 17:59

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Brentford 1-0 Liverpool

24 min: Tsimikas gets away a low shot inside the box which is well fended by David Raya. Liverpool get a corner from it, but that comes to nothing.

Lawrence Ostlere2 January 2023 17:56

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Brentford 1-0 Liverpool

21 min: Liverpool had a decent grip on the early forays but after Nunez’s missed chance, Brentford got stronger and stronger. Liverpool are now stringing some passes together but they have a deep block to break down in front of them.

Lawrence Ostlere2 January 2023 17:55

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GOAL! Brentford 1-0 Liverpool (Konate og, 19)

Brentford convert a spell of pressure and it’s well deserved. Bryan Mbeumo earned a corner after Alisson had saved his shot from a dangerous counterattack. From the set-piece, Mbeumo’s delivery was turned home inadvertently by Ibrahima Konate’s left knee, and Brentford lead.

Ibrahima Konate, far right, accidentally puts past his own goalkeeper

(AP)

Lawrence Ostlere2 January 2023 17:52

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Brentford 0-0 Liverpool

13 min: Vitaly Janelt gets a shot away at the end of a good spell of pressure by Brentford, but it’s easily held by Alisson.

Lawrence Ostlere2 January 2023 17:45



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