Liverpool leapfrogged Chelsea to second in the table as they produced one of the comfortable football scores of the weekend in the Premier League. Fabinho opened the scoring in the 44th minute before Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain doubled their advantage in the 69th minute. Takumi Minamino made it three in the 77th minute before Diogo Jota hit the woodwork.
Liverpool: Alisson (7), Alexander-Arnold (7), Van Dijk (7), Matip (7), Robertson (7), Jones (7), Fabinho (8), Henderson (7), Jota (7), Firmino (7), Oxlade-Chamberlain (8).
Subs: Minamino (7), Milner (6), Gordon (N/A)
Brentford: Fernandez (6), Ajer (6), Jansson (7), Pinnock (6), Roerslev (5), Baptiste (5), Norgaard (6), Janelt (5), Henry (5), Mbeumo (6), Toney (6).
Subs: Canos (5), Wissa (5), Jensen (5)
Man of the match: Fabinho (Liverpool)
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp: “[The 3-0 win] is really helpful, to calm these discussions down. I understand the question and thoughts behind it but for us, it makes no sense because they’re not here – like others with injuries – and we don’t want to talk constantly about the boys who aren’t in. We have to find ways to break opponents down. Today we did that particularly well and I’m really happy about that.”
Brentford boss Thomas Frank: “I think we were unbelievable first half. We kept Liverpool very quiet. Of course, they’re one of the best teams in the world, one of the best teams in the Premier League competing for the title, but in open play, we gave nothing away. It was in corners they were dangerous from and we had these opportunities you need to take if you’re playing at Anfield. If we go to half-time 0-0 it’s a different story.”
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