Liverpool take their unbeaten form to the capital, looking to continue putting the pressure on current table-topper Chelsea, whom they share the same points (13) and goal difference (+11) with, but Brentford have so far proven a tricky outfit to navigate this term, with the Bees already beating Arsenal and Wolves.
Jurgen Klopp has made an impressive start to 2021/22, looking to put behind the Reds’ woeful title defence last campaign, with the Merseysiders winning four of their five Premier Leagues to date, drawing the other with European champions Chelsea, beating Milan in the Champions League, and progressing in the EFL Cup.
Brentford, likewise, will be thrilled with their start. Thomas Frank has masterminded a ninth-place standing in the club’s long-awaited top-flight return, and pulled off some huge results, so the newly-promoted side certainly know they can tussle with the very best, and a result here will truly lay down a marker for the season.
Brentford vs Liverpool: Match Stats
Mohamed Salah loves London. The Egyptian goal fiend has breached the net a whopping 11 times in the capital since he joined Liverpool, with only Steven Gerrard (13) bagging more in the Premier League for the club in the city. In fact, Salah has scored six times in his last five visits to London.
However, don’t write off a more agricultural route to goal for Liverpool, who are currently the only Premier League side this season to clear the 50-mark for corners (52), with the Reds averaging over 10 corners per match, owing to the emphasis on their attacking full-backs to get up the pitch and stretch the turf.
25 Oct 1983 – Liverpool 4-0 Brentford – League Cup
05 Oct 1983 – Brentford 1-4 Liverpool – League Cup
10 Sep 1974 – Liverpool 2-1 Brentford – League Cup
17 May 1947 – Brentford 1-1 Liverpool – First Division
These sides last played out a 1-1 draw at Griffin Park in the league 74 years ago, with that particular game resulting in the Bees suffering relegation from the top-flight alongside Leeds United, while Liverpool went on to win the title, just one point ahead of Manchester United.