On Saturday, September 25, 2021, Jurgen Klopp led the Liverpool football club to visit Brentford at the Brentford Community Stadium. To the dismay of most Liverpool fans, the newly promoted club gave Liverpool a run for their money.
The stunning part was that it was Brentford that opened the scoring in the 27th minute, thanks to an effort from the club’s defender Ethan Pinnock.
For the first time in the game, Liverpool took the lead in the 54th minute, thanks to a strike from the club’s iconic striker, Mohamed Salah. The goal made Salah the fastest player in Liverpool history to score 100 top-flight goals.
Unfortunately for Liverpool, the lead did not last for too long, Brentford scored an equalizer in the 63rd minute through the boots of Yoane Wissa.
Liverpool continued to fight to leave the Brentford Community Stadium with the three maximum points. Their effort paid off in the 67th minute, thanks to Curtis Jones’ strike.
Jurgen Klopp and his boys were able to drag the lead until in the 82nd minute when Brentford’s Vitaly Janel broke the hearts of their guests.
At the end of the thrilling encounter, Jurgen Klopp and his boys were only able to leave the community stadium with a point that was enough to keep them at the top of the league table.
After the 3-3 draw, Jurgen Klopp described the game as a “wild ride” and admitted that Brentford deserved the three goals and the one point.
“It was a wild ride,” Klopp told Sky Sports. “They deserved their three goals for the way they played. We obviously couldn’t deal with the long balls today but we should have scored more goals.
“I don’t think you can control them much better, we created a lot of clear-cut chances but couldn’t deal with them defensively. These things happen. We should have scored more. If we win 3-2 or 4-3 we still have these struggles defensively. Toney and Mbeumo did well.
“They deserved a point as well because they put up a proper fight. I respect that a lot. In the end, there were situations we should do better – and then it could be a completely different game. Their goalie should have number 10 on his shirt with the balls that he played.”
On Mo Salah’s goalscoring record, Jurgen Klopp said: “We gave him a shirt a couple of weeks ago with 100 on the back, we might have to give him another one now.
“I know Mo, he’s now sitting in the dressing room and thinking about the two chances he didn’t score. He’ll probably be the quickest player to score 150 goals too – it’s an outstanding achievement, no doubt.”
After 2 wins, three draws, and a defeat, Brentford are currently sitting on the 9th spot on the league table with 9 points in 6 games, five points away from first-placed Liverpool.
💬 “The boys were so brave, they gave everything. We went toe-to-toe with one of the biggest clubs in history.”— Brentford FC (@BrentfordFC) September 25, 2021
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Brentford’s next league game is against West Ham United at London Stadium. The match is expected to kick off at 14:00 on October 3, 2021. While Liverpool’s next league game is against Manchester City on October 3, 2021. The game will kick off at 16:30 at Anfield stadium.