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Liverpool vs Brentford: The Bees travel to Anfield in fine form

Brentford travel to Anfield this weekend in fine form. Three-straight Premier League victories against Burnley, Chelsea, and West Ham have seen the Bees climb to ninth in the table.

On his side’s recent run of form, Thomas Frank said, “We performed well in seven of the eight games before we got these three wins and I think that was a big thing. We still try to do the right things in terms of how we want to play, the energy, the intensity, the principles.”

“Of course, the first win is always nice as a little confidence boost. The Chelsea win was very big for us and you could see that [in the game] against West Ham. We gave away two goals but I just had a feeling throughout the game that we were on top, and that’s a fantastic feeling against a team like West Ham.”

A big part of Brentford’s recent upturn in form has been the performances of their front three. The Bees have netted eight goals in their last three League games, and Bryan Mbeumo, Yoane Wissa, and Neil Maupay have all been integral to their increased offensive output.

On the relationship between his new front three, Frank said, “It’s not because of the French connection but all three of them are speaking French, I think that always helps a bit. The three of them are also clicking and spending time outside of the pitch, so all that helps as well.”

The Bees will also be able to call upon Mark Flekken for their trip to Anfield, who Frank confirmed was “available and ready” after coming off at half-time during their 3-2 victory over West Ham last weekend.

In their last trip to Anfield in May, Brentford narrowly came up short as a solitary Mohamed Salah goal split the sides. However, despite his opponents’ busy summer, Frank does not see too many differences between this Liverpool side to the one they faced in May.

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“I don’t think it’s that different in terms of style. I think they still want to do the same [things]. Of course, there’s a lot of different players in the midfield which maybe changed the dynamic, but the front three are still unbelievably dangerous and the back four are very good.”

Liverpool come into the game off the back of a disappointing draw to Luton Town and a midweek loss to Toulouse. However, Frank remained aware of the sizeable challenge ahead for his side.

“I don’t put that much into it,” he said on Liverpool’s recent results. “I think the most important thing in general is that for at least the last five years they [Liverpool] have been one of the top teams not only in the Premier League but in the world.”

“They have a fantastic coach and coaching staff and great players. They’ve also got new energy in the squad with some of their new signings.”

However, despite this Frank said, “We will do everything we can to get something out of [ the game ] and win.”


  • Emile Nuh

    Emile Nuh is a Sports Journalist who predominantly focuses on Formula 1 and Basketball. He did have a prior interest in Football, however the Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital Consortium takeover of Chelsea quickly put an end to that. Like many journalists Emile also has a “I could have made it pro if it wasn’t for my...story”. In his case, he attributes his dodgy shoulder as the one that brought an end to his sporting aspirations