Saturday, September 25, 2021
Klopp’s eleven remain leaders
Liverpool are losing their lead and are lucky
Lying behind, leading, equalization received, opposing winning goal denied – Liverpool FC does not give coach Jürgen Klopp a quiet game, but has to work hard at Brentford FC. A German U21 European champion scores and in the end there is no winner.
Liverpool FC defended their lead in the English Premier League with a draw at newly promoted Brentford FC. The team of coach Jürgen Klopp came in the fast-paced and extremely entertaining game, despite two leadership in the end, only to a 3: 3 (1: 1), which the strong playing hosts had honestly earned.
Diogo Jota (31st minute), Mohamed Salah (54th) with his 100th goal for the Reds and Curtis Jones (67th) scored in the new community stadium in West London for the Klopp-Elf. First Brentford took the lead through Ethan Pinnock (27th). After Jota and Salah had turned the game, the German U21 European champion Vitaly Janelt (63rd) – in front of national coach Hansi Flick, as reported by the “Kicker” – scored the equalizer for the Bees. After the renewed Liverpool lead by Jones, Yoane Wissa (82nd) gave the promoted team the acclaimed point win.
In the classy opening quarter of an hour, both teams narrowly missed the lead because the ball was cleared spectacularly. Brentford’s Kristoffer Ayer caught the ball just before the line after seven minutes, and Joel Matip did a similar rescue for Liverpool after Bryan Mbeumo had already overcome goalkeeper Alisson.
In the final minutes of the game, both teams played for victory, and the Klopp-Elf was even lucky that a late goal from Ivan Toney did not count for the Bees due to an offside position. Previously, when the score was 3-2, Salah had missed the chance to make a decision when he put a lob on the top of the goal net. After six Premier League games, Liverpool were one point ahead of rivals Manchester City, Chelsea and Manchester United. Only Brighton & Hove Albion could displace the Reds, namely jump from sixth to one with a win in Monday’s game of the sixth matchday at Crystal Palace.