Liverpool held to a draw in a thrilling away encounter against Brentford in the Premier League.
The first half was a balanced affair as Brentford’s early lead was cancelled out by Diogo Jota’s equaliser.
Both the teams showed their intentions in the second half, and it was the visitors who went ahead once again after Mohamed Salah‘s strike – which helped him become the fastest player in Liverpool history to score 100 goals in the Premier League.
The resolute Brentford side responded with an equaliser, but it didn’t last long as Reds midfielder Curtis Jones put his side on the front foot.
With only less than seven minutes remaining in the normal time, Brentford crashed Liverpool’s party after substitute Wissa scored the ultimate equaliser.
The Reds could have become the first side to register 5 wins in this season’s Premier League, though they are still the leaders of the table.
Salah reaches a new milestone but also misses a great chance.
Mohamed Salah continued his red hot form after netting Liverpool’s second goal of the night. He also achieved the milestone of the fastest Red to score 100 goals in the Premier League. However, he must be reeling off the missed chance in the second half. The Egyptian had all the time to beat Brentford goalkeeper Reyna after receiving the pass from Sadio Mane. But Salah’s chipped ball flew over the nets and had it turned in, the story of the game would have definitely changed.
Thomas Frank’s Brentford are an exciting side to watch out for
Brentford’s start to the new season shows that they can aim for a place in the top 10 in the Premier League. The victories against Arsenal and Wolves have already created a lot of buzzes and the draw against Liverpool tonight has to be their best performance yet. Thomas Frank has clearly built a competitive squad and his attacking style of play will bring a lot more attention as the season wears on.
Defensive liabilities hindering Liverpool’s chances
The Reds were very dangerous in transition and also when attacking the opposition box. However, their defensive lapses and mistakes are costing them games and tonight was one such example. Klopp’s men looked completely vulnerable in defending the crosses while they were often caught high up the field. The Merseyside outfit are a point clear of Man City in the Premier League table.