The Bees routed Oldham Athletic 7-0, in the EFL Cup midweek. They currently sit ninth in the Premier League, grabbing eight points in their starting five fixtures and losing just one of those fixtures. Thomas Frank’s men have displayed tenacity and resilience in every game that they have participated in. In their previous away match in the Premier League against Wolves, the Bees were down to ten men in the 64th minute of the game, yet they held on to their two-goal advantage and came out on top at the final whistle. Thomas Frank does not have many injury concerns. Danish defender Sorensen is out with a knee injury while Dasilva is also set to miss out. Ivan Toney is set to lead his team in the attack.
Brentford’s xG and xG per 90 puts them in 15th spot in the league. There is a huge gap between them and their opponents, who are at the top of the league, in terms of xG. Although the home side has displayed defensive solidity, as reflected by their successive defensive duel and successive defensive duel per 90, which puts them at the top of the league.
Liverpool’s xG and xG per 90 is the highest. Similar to their opponent, they have displayed defensive solidity. The Reds have just conceded one goal in their opening five fixtures.
Liverpool dominates the majority of the attacking metrics. Jurgen Klopp has been successful in making notable changes in attacking the opposition as quickly as possible.
Brentford on the other hand has been unsuccessful in creating any trouble for its opponents. They have been ineffective in creating any threatening attacks so far.
The Reds are flying high right now. They are in second place in the Premier League, joint in point tally with the leaders Chelsea. Jurgen Klopp’s side have started the season unbeaten, grabbing thirteen points in the process. His side will surely take pride in the fact that they have just lost thrice against the home side in their entire history. Thiago is set to miss out on the game as he is suffering a calf problem. Roberto Firmino might make the bench and Harvey Elliott has gone ankle surgery. Mo Salah is set to lead the Liverpool line-up and will be the man to watch out for.
Thomas Frank will be wary of the threat that Liverpool pose. A heavy defeat at this point is sure to dampen the mood in his camp. Liverpool are certainly strong on paper. Although the Bees have displayed their resilience in the league, the away side should take all the points given the form that they have been in.