Premier League Showdown: Liverpool vs Brentford
Liverpool faces a pivotal clash against Brentford in their quest to remain contenders at the summit of the Premier League. Jurgen Klopp’s squad, after a stumble at Luton, aims to regain momentum against an in-form Brentford team.
Liverpool’s Bid for Premier League Dominance
Klopp’s Liverpool, having experienced a hiccup in their last league match at Luton, salvaged a point thanks to Luis Diaz’s late heroics. This draw added to their mixed bag of recent results, with the team securing a modest eight points from their past five league encounters. A subsequent defeat in the Europa League at the hands of Toulouse underscores the urgent need for a turnaround.
Brentford’s Rising Form
In stark contrast, Brentford has been riding a wave of success. After a sluggish season start, the team has strung together three consecutive wins, signalling their potential to disrupt Liverpool’s plans at Anfield.
Fixture Details: Timing and Viewing Options
Scheduled for a 2 pm GMT start on Sunday, 12th November, the match takes place at Liverpool’s iconic home ground, Anfield. Unfortunately for UK fans, live coverage of this match won’t be available as Sky Sports opts to broadcast West Ham vs Nottingham Forest.
There is an option to use a VPN for fans in the UK, and the best one available is Liberty Shield.
However, extended highlights can be caught on Match of the Day 2, airing at 10.40 pm Sunday on BBC One and available on iPlayer. The match’s shift from its original Saturday slot is due to Liverpool’s commitments in the Europa League.
Team Composition: Key Changes and Injuries
Liverpool’s lineup faces disruption with Alexis Mac Allister’s suspension. Klopp might turn to Wataru Endo or even consider Trent Alexander-Arnold in midfield. While Virgil van Dijk is likely to return, Andy Robertson and Thiago Alcantara remain long-term absences.
Brentford’s side is also grappling with fitness concerns. Goalkeeper Mark Flekken is expected to overcome a minor injury, but Aaron Hickey is ruled out for the year, further straining Thomas Frank’s options.
Predicted Starting Line-ups
Liverpool’s expected XI includes Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Tsimikas; Gravenberch, Endo, Szoboszlai; Salah, Nunez, Jota. Brentford’s probable lineup features Flekken; Roerslev, Ajer, Collins, Pinnock, Janelt; Jensen, Norgaard, Onyeka; Mbeumo, Wissa.