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  1. Brentford 3-3 Liverpool: Klopp reaction, published at20:38 25 September

    Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp speaking to Match of the Day: "We did our bit. We played really good football, created incredible chances. We scored three, should have scored four, five, six but they deserved their three goals and could have had four. They did very well and that's why they deserve the result. The atmosphere was incredible and they fought really hard. We fought as well. But we have to be ready for a proper fight because they make a fight of it. We were, but we lost too many challenges in the air and that lost us momentum.

    "How the boys played together tonight - I like that a lot. We played a good game. The boys didn't think that we must be superior in all situations. We fought hard and we had to. With the ball I was really happy with the performance. When the ball was in the air, not so much."

  2. Follow Brentford v Liverpool live, published at16:33 25 September

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    We're now less than one hour away from kick-off between Brentford and Liverpool at Brentford Community Stadium.

    Click here to follow the action live

    You'll be able to catch up with all the post-match reaction on this page after full-time.

  3. Brentford v Liverpool: Confirmed team news, published at16:32 25 September

    Brentford manager Thomas Frank makes one change to the Bees side that won 2-0 at Wolverhampton Wanderers in their last Premier League game.

    Midfielder Frank Onyeka replaces Shandon Baptiste, who drops to the bench.

    Brentford XI: Raja, Ajer, Jansson, Pinnock, Canos, Onyeka, Norgaard, Janelt, Henry, Mbeumo, Toney

    Subs: Fernandez, Jensen, Forss, Wissa, Ghoddos, Zanka, Baptiste, Bidstrup, Roerslev

    Brentford XI v Liverpool

    Jurgen Klopp makes four changes to the Liverpool team that beat Crystal Palace 3-0 at Anfield last weekend.

    Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joel Matip and Andy Robertson all return in defence, with Curtis Jones replacing the injured Thiago Alcantara in midfield.

    Liverpool XI: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, van Dijk, Robertson, Henderson, Fabinho, Jones, Salah, Jota, Mane

    Subs: Kelleher, Konate, Milner, Firmino, Gomez, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Minamino, Tsimikas, Origi

    Liverpool XI v Brentford
  4. Anything you can do..., published at18:03 24 September

    Much has been made of the 'mini rivalry' between Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andrew Robertson as they've each teased one another over their assist figures over recent seasons.

    Neither featured in Liverpool's win over Crystal Palace last weekend but both look like they're in red-hot finishing form going into Saturday's evening kick-off at Brentford.

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  5. Lawro's predictions: Brentford v Liverpool, published at17:33 24 September

    Mark Lawrenson takes on legendary drum and bass DJ and producer Friction for the latest round of Premier League predictions.

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    Lawro's prediction: 0-2

    This is Liverpool's first visit to Brentford in the league since 1947 and there will be a great atmosphere to welcome them.

    The Bees will be lively on the pitch too - Ivan Toney does a great job and they have got goals in them, which gives them a chance in games - or most games anyway.

    I just think Liverpool will be too strong for them. Jurgen Klopp has been rotating his team regularly but it does not seem to make much difference to results - he generally gets it right when he leaves people out.

    Friction's prediction: Liverpool are looking a bit more like their old selves but I don't think it will be easy for them. 0-1

    Find out how Lawro and Friction think the rest of this week's fixtures will go

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  6. Team news: Brentford v Liverpool, published at16:16 24 September

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    Brentford have no fresh injury problems and are likely to field the bulk of the team that beat Wolves last weekend.

    "There will be 10 of the same starters and then I need to find the last one," said head coach Thomas Frank.

    Thiago Alcantara is likely to miss Liverpool's next three matches with the calf injury he suffered last weekend.

    Naby Keita is also absent this Saturday because of the minor foot injury he sustained during the midweek Carabao Cup win against Norwich.

    Who makes your Bees team this weekend?

    Pick and share your Liverpool XI here

  7. Liverpool aim to avoid being stung by Bees, published at15:56 24 September

    Chris Coughlin, BBC Radio Merseyside

    Level on points with league leaders Chelsea, top of their Champions League group and squad players performing well in the Carabao Cup.

    There's plenty for Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp to be happy about as his side travel to face promoted Brentford on Saturday.

    There was good news on the injury front as well for the Reds after it was confirmed that Trent Alexander-Arnold is available again after illness, plus Roberto Firmino, James Milner and Neco Williams are all back in training.

    Standing in Liverpool’s way of a fifth win in six league games is a Bees side who have adapted well to their maiden Premier League season, highlighted by their ultimately comfortable 2-0 win at Wolves, despite going down to 10 men in the second half.

    Thomas Frank’s team have also conceded just two goals since being promoted via the play-offs in May, which is a challenge the free-scoring Mo Salah will look to overcome in search of his 100th Premier League goal for the Reds.

  8. EFL Cup fixture confirmed, published at12:16 24 September

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  9. Klopp on Brentford, Thiago & youth development, published at11:52 24 September

    Giulia Bould, BBC Radio Merseyside

    Jurgen Klopp has been speaking before his side's Premier League trip to Brentford on Saturday.

    The key lines from the Liverpool boss:

    • Brentford are "a great addition to the Premier League". They show how "even with little money you can create something special";

    • Klopp praised Thomas Frank for doing a "great job" and revealed he watched his press conference and it was "one of the most entertaining things I've watched for years";

    • On Thiago, he confirmed the midfielder has a calf muscle injury and says it is not yet clear when he will return but it will likely be after the international break in October.  He also confirmed Naby Keita is ruled out this weekend;

    • Talking about the so-called "Klopp's kids", he said the club's academy coaches and staff are doing a great job because there are "so many real talents coming up";

    • On safe standing possibly returning to the Premier League, Klopp said it is a "good moment" to start thinking about it as football is all about "atmosphere".

    Follow all of Friday's news conferences and the build-up to the weekend's Premier League fixtures

  10. Liverpool 3-0 Crystal Palace: Fantasy football top performers, published at11:30 24 September

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    Liverpool cruised to a 3-0 win over Crystal Palace at Anfield in the fifth round of Premier League fixtures - but who were the top fantasy football performers from the match?

    Unsurprisingly, the bonus points went to Liverpool players:

    • Virgil van Dijk (3)

    • Mohamed Salah (2)

    • Alisson (1)

    So which Liverpool and Palace players - if any - should be making it into your team for gameweek six?

    Read Alistair Bruce-Ball's fantasy football tips to find out

    And listen to the Fantasy 606 podcast on BBC Sounds

  11. Weekend fixtures at a glance, published at11:27 24 September

    Premier League fixtures: Chelsea v Man City (Sat, 12.30 BST), Man Utd v Aston Villa (Sat, 12.30 BST), Everton v Norwich (Sat, 15.00 BST), Leeds v West Ham (Sat, 15.00 BST), Leicester v Burnley (Sat, 15.00 BST), Watford v Newcastle (Sat, 15.00 BST), Brentford v Liverpool (Sat, 17.30 BST), Southampton v Wolves (Sun, 14.00 BST), Arsenal v Tottenham (Sun, 16.30 BST), Crystal Palace (Mon, 20.00 BST)
  12. A World Cup every two years: What do you think?, published at09:00 24 September

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    Former Arsenal manager and now Fifa's head of global development Arsene Wenger is proposing a biennial World Cup.

    The Frenchman believes it is a "gamble" worth taking to "make football better".

    “We can organise a World Cup every two years because that is where the best play against the best and that makes everybody better," Wenger told BBC sports editor Dan Roan.

    “Today, I would say that out of 211 countries in the world, 133 have never been at the World Cup. I believe as well to have more chances to go to a World Cup and to play more often World Cups, countries will do something about their football.”

    So how do you feel about a World Cup every two years? Let us know here

    Listen to the full , exclusive interview with Wenger on The Sports Desk podcast on BBC Sounds

  13. Hear from the Liverpool boss on Friday, published at07:51 24 September

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    Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is due to speak to the media at around about 10:45 BST on Friday.

    Find out the key lines from his news conference on this page later.

    Follow Friday’s Premier League news conferences here

  14. Transfer news: Liverpool line up Bowen move, published at07:15 24 September

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    Liverpool could still move for West Ham's 24-year-old forward Jarrod Bowen, having been linked with a £20m bid in the summer window. (Liverpool Echo)

    The Reds have also joined the race to sign Erling Braut Haaland, 21, as Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke admits it will be difficult to keep hold of the Norway striker next summer. (Mundo Deportivo, via Mail)

    Want more transfer news? Read Friday's full gossip column

  15. On this day: Liverpool win epic shootout, published at16:43 23 September

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    On this day in 2014, Brendan Rodgers' Liverpool needed a then record-equalling 14-13 penalty shootout win to get past Championship side Middlesbrough in the EFL Cup third round.

    After the tie ended 2-2, it took 30 penalties before Boro winger Albert Adomah struck wide to send the Reds through.

    Academy product Jordan Rossiter scored in the match on his Liverpool debut as a 17-year-old.

    The shootout became the joint highest-scoring spot-kick contest in English professional football.

    The Reds would go on to reach the semi-finals of the competition that season, losing to Chelsea.

  16. Brentford v Liverpool: What does the form show?, published at16:02 23 September

    Brentford v Liverpool the past five games: home team first; win against Oldham Athletic and Wolves, lost against Brighton, draw against Aston Villa and won against Forest Green. Away team; won against Norwich, Crystal Palace, Milan and Leeds, draw against Chelsea.
    • Liverpool have lost just one of their last 27 Premier League games against promoted sides (22 won, four drawn), going down 1-0 at home to Fulham last season. Meanwhile, the last time the Reds lost their first ever Premier League meeting against a side was in October 2010 (1-2 v Blackpool).

    • Brentford striker Ivan Toney has the most goals (two), goal involvements (three), joint-most shots (12) and joint-most chances created (seven) for the Bees in the Premier League this season.

    • The Reds are on the longest current unbeaten run in English league football (15 – 12 won, three draws). In top-flight history, only Liverpool themselves have won four consecutive away league games by 3+ goals each time, doing so in December 2017.

    • Meanwhile, Brentford lost their last home league game against Brighton, thanks to a 90th minute winning strike. They’ve not lost consecutive home league games since a run of three in December 2018.