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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

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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GOAL! Liverpool 1 - 0 Brentford (Fabinho, 44’)⚽️

44 mins: Liverpool lead! How many times have we seen it happen? Just when Brentford were finding their feet in the game Liverpool strike to take the lead. The Reds wins a corner and Alexander-Arnold whips it into the box. None of the Brentford defenders attack the ball and it goes over Van Dijk before bouncing in the six-yard box. He pops up to Fabinho waiting on the back post and he dinks a header into the back of the net!

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Liverpool 0 - 0 Brentford

42 mins: Where has this come from? Brentford have stepped up the pitch and are playing through Liverpool. Toney makes a run in between the centre-backs and collects a pass on the left side of the box. He takes it to the byline and pulls the ball back to Janelt who shoots from the middle of the Liverpool area but has his effort blocked by Robertson.

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Liverpool 0 - 0 Brentford

39 mins: It seems we’re following the wrong game today. All the goals are coming at the London Stadium. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain comes forward for Liverpool and turns away from Ethan Pinnock. He attempts to feed the ball across to Diogo Jota but Brentford have men back to intercept and clear their lines.

The ball comes up the pitch and is knocked over to Joel Matip. Brentford press high and Matip gives the ball away with a sloppy pass out from the back. It comes to Ivan Toney who fancies it from just outside the penalty area but he pulls his shot just wide of the left-hand post.

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GOAL! West Ham 1 - 2 Leeds ⚽️

37 mins: Leeds restore their lead! They score from a corner as well as the set piece is whipped in towards Luke Ayling. He flicks a header over to the back post where Jack Harrison arrives to tap it into the net! He’s got two for Leeds today.

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Liverpool 0 - 0 Brentford

36 mins: Better from Brentford. They try play out from the back before deciding to chip the ball up the pitch. The aerial ball drops for Vitaly Janelt who has a go from a long way out and fires his effort over the crossbar!

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GOAL! West Ham 1 - 1 Leeds ⚽️

33 mins: There’s been an equaliser at the London Stadium and who else but Jarrod Bowen to score. He meets a corner kick in the middle of the box with a strong header, knocks the ball into the ground and the ball bounces up past Illan Meslier and into the back of the net.

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Liverpool 0 - 0 Brentford

30 mins: Half an hour played at Anfield and it’s all one-way traffic. Liverpool have had over 70% possession and have racked up eight shots compared to Brentford’s zero. The Bees are defending well though, Liverpool have only had one really great chance but they continue to operate in Brentford’s final third.

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Liverpool 0 - 0 Brentford

27 mins: Oxlade-Chamberlain brings an aerial ball down in the box and wins anothe corner as Henry gets across to boot it behind. Alexander-Arnold is on set piece duty again, and again picks out Van Dijk in the box. The Liverpool centre-back wins the header but softly loops it into the hands of Fernandez.

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Liverpool 0 - 0 Brentford

24 mins: Chance! Alvaro Fernandez has been struggling with glare from the sun but he’s got a bit of cloud cover to make visibility a lot better. Alexander-Arnold swings a corner into the box, it drops to Van Dijk who stops the ball dead then smokes a left-footed effort at goal. The Brentford goalkeeper barely has time to react but sticks out his left leg and keeps out the shot! Great goalkeeping.

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Liverpool 0 - 0 Brentford

21 mins: Chance! Ajer is shown a yellow card for his tackle on Jota and Liverpool have a free kick. Alexander-Arnold curls the set piece over to the back post where Matip bursts into space. He’s free to head the ball at goal but only gets a glancing touch and it skims wide of the post!

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