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Liverpool vs Brentford LIVE: Premier League result and reaction from fixture today

Follow all the latest updates in the Premier League this afternoon at Anfield

Michael Jones
Sunday 16 January 2022 16:10
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Klopp on Liverpool injury latest and Brentford

Jurgen Klopp burst towards the Kop, furiously fist-pumping to illustrate the importance of victory against Brentford. This wasn’t a blockbuster game, nor blockbuster opponents but Liverpool’s manager knows the fight and three points can be vital signs for the rest of the season.

A first win in four league matches came on his 350th outing in charge of the club, catapulting them above Chelsea in second, but it wasn’t without heaps of toil.

Virgil van Dijk kissed Fabinho’s head, a symbol of relief as Anfield broke into rapture. They had probed and probed some more. They had come close and then started to come unstuck as Brentford began to show aggression beyond defensive resistance in their own box.

Finally, on 44 minutes, Trent Alexander-Arnold’s corner had evaded the visitors’ defiance and was headed in at the back post by Fabinho. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Takumi Minamino wrapped up the win in the second half.

Follow all the match reaction and analysis from Anfield, plus reaction from West Ham vs Leeds below:

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Liverpool rediscover scoring touch to sweep past Brentford and move up to second

Jurgen Klopp burst towards the Kop, furiously fist-pumping to illustrate the importance of victory against Brentford. This wasn’t a blockbuster game, nor blockbuster opponents but Liverpool’s manager knows the fight and three points can be vital signs for the rest of the season.

A first win in four league matches came on his 350th outing in charge of the club, catapulting them above Chelsea in second, but it wasn’t without heaps of toil.

Liverpool rediscover scoring touch to sweep past Brentford and move up to second

Liverpool 3-0 Brentford: Fabinho, Oxlade-Chamberlain and Minamino seal a first victory in four league games for the Reds

Michael Jones16 January 2022 16:10
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Liverpool 3 - 0 Brentford

Takumi Minamino is the fifth player to score a Premier League goal on his birthday for Liverpool, and first since Daniel Sturridge against Manchester United in September 2013.

Michael Jones16 January 2022 16:08
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Liverpool 3 - 0 Brentford

Since the start of the 2018-19 season, only Thomas Müller (64) and Lionel Messi (47) have provided more assists in Europe’s big-five leagues than Liverpool right back Trent Alexander-Arnold (42).

Michael Jones16 January 2022 16:06
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Reaction from Fabinho

Liverpool midfielder Fabinho scored the opening goal for the Reds who went on the defeat Brentford 3-0 in their Premier League clash. The Brazilian spoke after the game saying the result will help Liverpool’s confidence going forward. He said:

In general it was really good. We needed these three points and a good performance so it was nice to do it in front of our fans. It will be good to grow our confidence.

“It’s always important to score first and in the first half, so my goal just before the end of the first half was important for us. We scored the second goal then after that we played with much more confidence.

“It’s always nice to score here at Anfield. When I can help the team in the offensive part of the pitch it’s always important for me as well.

“The team played really well with the ball. The front three played really well. We created a lot of opportunities to score. It is a chance for everybody to show their quality and step up. We did that today.”

Michael Jones16 January 2022 16:04
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Liverpool 3 - 0 Brentford

After three league games without a victory Liverpool are back to winning ways with a convincing 3-0 win over Brentford at Anfield.

Michael Jones16 January 2022 16:00
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Full-time: West Ham 2-3 Leeds

What a day for Leeds! A Jack Harrison hat-trick - his first in the Premier League - was enough to see off a stubborn West Ham United who just would go away.

Leeds could have scored more and had a disallowed goal but Jarrod Bowen almost rescued a point for the Hammers in the 94th minute but headed over the crossbar from inside the six-yard box.

Leeds are now up to 15th, nine points above the relegation zone.

Michael Jones16 January 2022 15:56
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Full-time: Liverpool 3 - 0 Brentford

90+2 mins: Liverpool pick up all three points! They’ve swept Brentford aside at Anfield and move up to second in the Premier League table two points ahead of Chelsea but 11 points behind Man City.

The Reds have a game in hand on the league leaders but will need to keep on winning if they want to challenge the Premier League holders.

Michael Jones16 January 2022 15:53
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Liverpool 3 - 0 Brentford

90 mins: There’s going to be just two minutes of added time at Anfield. Liverpool look comfortable in possession and off it. They’ll see this game out without too much trouble.

Michael Jones16 January 2022 15:51
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Liverpool 3 - 0 Brentford

86 mins: Chance! Alexander-Arnold stays up the pitch and collects a pass from Minamino inside the box. He’s free on goal and boots his effort wide of the back post! Luckily for him the offside flag goes up so the goal wouldn’t have counted even if he’d scored.

Michael Jones16 January 2022 15:49
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83 mins: Gordon and Henderson combine on the right with the Liverpool captain winning a corner for Liverpool. Alexander-Arnold swings the ball into the box but Ivan Toney wins the initial ball. He flicks it on and Brentford get it away.

Michael Jones16 January 2022 15:45

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