Brentford vs Liverpool
Both facets have had their share of chances, Liverpool with a few more. Both have have pressured goal-line clearances.
It’s been a surely interesting come across so some distance and we’re searching ahead to greater of the identical after the break.
Liverpool pair Thiago Alcantara and Naby Keita stay injured, however Klopp does now not anticipate them to be sidelined for too long.
Thiago has a calf damage and Keita damage his foot in the midweek Carabao Cup win at Norwich.
Can Ivan Toney dent Liverpool’s defence tonight?
Ivan Toney scored 31 dreams ultimate time period to fireplace the Bees to advertising from the Championship, however now supervisor Thomas Frank believes the in-form striker can proceed to thrive in the pinnacle tier.
Kristoffer Ajer on latest opponents
Kristoffer Ajer’s household have made the day trip over from Norway to watch their cherished Liverpool – however they will do so to cheer on Brentford towards Jurgen Klopp’s men.
A reminder of the beginning line-ups
Brentford: Raya, Ajer, Jansson, Pinnock, Canos, Onyeka, Norgaard, Janelt, Henry, Mbeumo, Toney
Subs: Fernandez, Jensen, Forss, Wissa, Ghoddos, Zanka, Baptiste, Bidsrtup, Roerslev
Liverpool: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Henderson, Jones, Mane, Salah, Jota
Subs: Kelleher, Konate, Milner, Firmino, Gomez, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Minamino, Tsimikas, Origi
Jordan Henderson with a looking pass in from the right. Curtis Jones clashes with Kristoffer Ajer, who goes down and receives clinical remedy in the box. It appears like he is hit his head on Jones’ shoulder.
Ajer denies Salah on the line!
Curtis Jones threads a flawlessly weighted skip to Salah, who receives one-on-one with Raya. He dinks it spherical him, however Ajer manages to dash lower back and pull it back, inches from the intention line. So close!
A couple of massive possibilities for Brentford up the different end. The 2d sees Mbeumo dribble into Liverpool’s box, however he is surrounded through yellow shirts.
He manages to get a ignore away to Onyeka who lashes at it and sends it over the bar.
And it is cleared off the aim line at the different end! Mbeumo chips it over Alisson’s hands, however Matip is lower back there to clear the aim line.
It appears like we’re in for a treat here!
A busy day for defenders if this continues
27 minutes GOAL: BRENTFORD 1-0 LIVERPOOL
Ethan Pinnock receives his first Premier League goal! It’s from a beautifully performed set-piece.
The free kick on the proper is performed quick to Nørgaard who sends Canós on his way down the proper hand side. He takes a couple of touches earlier than firing it throughout the face of aim the place there are at least three Brentford shirts waiting.
Pinnock runs into the some distance publish and slots it home!
Lots of purple and white shirts getting ahead to assault the Brentford crosses.
Very fantastic play right here from the west London club – and they’re being rewarded with masses of opportunities.
Ethan Pinnock is nonetheless on and he is going to furnace in a lengthy throw… however there may be now not ample attain on it.
Jota denied by way of a great end via Raya!
Alexander-Arnold’s shot takes a deflection and hits the left post. It falls to Jota who fires closer to intention with his left foot, simply a few yards out, however Raya one way or the other makes himself massive ample to deny the Portuguese forward. Incredible goalkeeping!
Jota! Almost once more there.
The ball flies into the box, Henderson misses it and it falls to Jota as a substitute unexpectedly. His first contact is too challenging and he can not manipulate it properly ample to get the shot away.
Some looking crosses from Liverpool this 2nd half; Brentford want to continue to be alert.