Liverpool claimed all three points in their encounter with Brentford in the 12th week of the 2023/2024 Premier League season, securing a convincing 3-0 win, with Mohamed Salah netting a brace.
The match between Liverpool and Brentford unfolded at Anfield Stadium on Sunday night (12/11/2023). The home team took a 1-0 lead in the first half through a goal from Mohamed Salah.
The Egyptian maestro added another goal in the second half, sealing Liverpool’s 3-0 victory over Brentford with a contribution from Diogo Jota.
This triumph propelled Liverpool to the second position in the Premier League standings with 27 points, while Brentford remains in the ninth position with 16 points.
The first chance of the game came for Liverpool three minutes into the match. Cody Gakpo’s on-target shot from outside the penalty area was well caught by Mark Flekken.
Liverpool threatened again in the 15th minute. Darwin Nunez’s close-range shot was blocked by Flekken, resulting in a corner kick.
Entering the 22nd minute, Nunez found the back of Brentford’s net with a shot inside the penalty box from Dominik Szoboszlai’s pass. However, the goal was disallowed due to Nunez being offside.
Flekken made a brilliant save in the 26th minute, deflecting Virgil van Dijk’s header that bounced off the ground.
A rebound from Flekken’s save was headed by Matip and acrobatically finished by Nunez, but the goal was disallowed again for offside.
Brentford came close to breaking the deadlock in the 30th minute. Bryan Mbeumo received a pass from the back, ran, and took a shot, but Alisson Becker parried the ball away from Liverpool’s goal.
GOAL! Liverpool finally opened the scoring five minutes before halftime. Mohamed Salah found the back of Brentford’s net after receiving a short pass from Nunez. Liverpool led 1-0 at halftime.
Brentford had a chance to level the score early in the second half. Mathias Jensen’s free-kick was saved by Alisson.
GOAL! Liverpool doubled their lead in the 62nd minute. Salah completed his brace with a headed goal, capitalizing on Kostas Tsimikas’s assist.
GOAL! Liverpool added another goal 12 minutes later. Diogo Jota’s powerful shot found the back of Brentford’s net.
The away team almost scored in the 77th minute. Ethan Pinnock’s header from a corner was tipped away by Alisson.
Brentford failed to reduce the deficit as the final whistle blew. The game concluded with a 3-0 victory for Liverpool.
Liverpool: Alisson Becker; Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joel Matip, Virgil van Dijk, Kostas Tsimikas; Dominik Szoboszlai, Wataru Endo, Cody Gakpo; Mohamed Salah, Darwin Nunez, Diogo Jota.
Brentford: Mark Flekken; Vitaly Janelt, Ethan Pinnock, Nathan Collins, Ben Mee, Kristoffer Ajer; Mathias Jensen, Christian Norgaard, Mads Rasmussen; Yoane Wissa, Bryan Mbeumo.