Liverpool will be keen to extend their winning run to 6 when they face Brentford later today, which would be their penultimate home PL game.
The Reds won against Fulham in a hard-fought 1-0 victory and are currently just 1 point behind 4th place Man Utd. Meanwhile, the Bees came from behind at the Community Stadium, to beat Nottingham Forest 2-1.
While the top 4 hopes are still a slim possibility, the Reds need to rely on results elsewhere as well. That is, they have to hope that Man Utd would slip as they did in their game against Brighton.
With the current form that Liverpool are in, it must be three points in the bag for them. But Thomas Frank’s side are a real threat as well and have defeated some of the top 6 clubs this season. The likes of Man Utd, Man City, Arsenal, and Liverpool as well fell prey to the Bees.
The 27-year-old forward, Ivan Toney has been Brentford’s main goal-getter. He has 20 goals in 32 games in the PL for them.
With the recent dip in the form of the defensive line for Liverpool, the quick counterattacks from Brentford would be a concern, if not addressed.
Liverpool vs Brentford – Predicted XI
Meanwhile, the Liverpool captain, Jordan Henderson is a doubt due to unspecified reasons. And the hero from the Spurs’ game, Diogo Jota is also a doubt due to concerns about his rib.
The predicted Liverpool line-up:
Alisson, Trent, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson, Jones, Fabinho, Elliot, Salah, Gakpo, and Nunez.
Meanwhile, Brentford would be without Pontus Jansson, Christian Norgaard, Keane Lewis-Potter, and Thomas Strakosha, due to injury concerns.
The predicted Brentford line-up:
Raya; Hickey, Mee, Pinnock, Henry; Jensen, Janelt, Dasilva; Mbeumo, Toney, Schade.