Liverpool draw against Brentford in a high scoring thriller
Mohamed Salah, Diogo Jota and Curtis Jones were all on target but Brentford held Liverpool with a resilient performance.
Liverpool drop points
Liverpool was held onto a draw by a hard-fighting Brentford as the match ended 3-3. The reds stays top of the table with a one-point lead over Manchester City and is the only team left unbeaten in the league.
Mohamed Salah nearly opened the scoring when his toe-poke was clear off the line. Meanwhile, Brentford, two minutes later barged to the Liverpool end with a great chance of their own with midfielder Onyeka blazing the ball over the cross-bar.
Brentford made Liverpool clear the ball off the line after an interesting piece of play that unfolded. Alexander Arnold winning the ball in his own half pinged the ball over Brentford’s defense into the path of Mohamed Salah. Goalkeeper, David Raya, sensing the danger that came off his line, played a long ball off his own. Ivan Toney headed the ball onto the path of his strike partner Mbeumo whose shot was cleared off the line by Joel Matip.
The game was going end to end when Brentford finally broke the deadlock. After a well-worked set-piece, a cross across the box confused the Liverpool defense and Ethan Pinnock poked the ball home for the first goal. Four minutes later, Diogo Jota put the visitors on level after heading home a goal from a Henderson cross.
Liverpool nearly took the lead when Curtis Jones’s shot hit the post. The ball rebounded onto the path of Jota whose shot was saved by the Keeper.
However, the reds was not to be held down. Mohamed Salah gave his side the lead in the 54th minute after poking his team’s second goal.
Brentford equalized in the 64th minute after another confusion inside the box leading to Janelt’s header. Curtis Jones put Liverpool once again ahead, with a thunderous effort at goal outside the penalty area. The shot took a small deflection on its way to the goal. However, Brentford did not fall back and equalized for the second time in the match. Yoane Wissa poked his side’s third to put them on level.
Liverpool next faces Manchester city the next weekend at Anfield. Man city will look to carry the weekend form against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge to the Anfield.