This weekend saw a disappointing result for Jürgen Klopp. The Reds journeyed to London and were given a rude wake up call. Brentford delivered a blueprint on how to score against Liverpool; the boss needs to deal with it.
Brentford 3-3 Liverpool
If a promoted side was going to give us problems it was always going to be Brentford.
Thomas Frank’s side play expansive, exciting football – they go toe to toe with their opposition.
An entertaining game was brought its first goal by Ethan Pinnock when the Jamaican tapped home following a clever set piece routine.
Diogo Jota levelled matters with a header just minutes later.
Then it was Liverpool’s turn to take the lead thanks to excellent work by Fabinho and Mo Salah.
However, the lead didn’t even last 10 minutes with the Bees netting an equaliser in the 63rd minute.
Four minutes later Curtis Jones scored a rocket of a goal. However, in the 82nd minute the hosts scuffed home the final goal of the game.
Brentford demonstrate Liverpool blueprint
It’s not often that you see a side with a game plan so specific and effective.
Brentford had the blueprint on how to score against Liverpool.
It was a simple blueprint: overload the far post.
Two of the hosts’ goals came from massive overloads on their left wing. For the final goal of the game Trent Alexander-Arnold was caught alongside three opposition players.
Jürgen Klopp has to address this issue immediately. Other sides will have taken notice of this weekend’s game.
Going into the fixture we’d conceded just one in five, then Brentford clock onto the far post and net three.
Something has to be done.