Brentford v Liverpool, Saturday 25 September, 5:30pm BST
Liverpool will be looking to continue their fine start to the Premier League season when they travel to Brentford on Saturday.
The Reds are second in the Premier League table going into the weekend, although they have an identical record to Chelsea and are not top only because of the order of the alphabet. Liverpool had a quieter summer than most of their title rivals, and there was a sense that they might struggle to keep up with the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City this term. It has not turned out that way so far, with Jurgen Klopp’s well-oiled machine off to an excellent start.
Brentford have gone on to beat Wolves and earn creditable draws against Aston Villa and Crystal Palace, while their 1-0 loss to Brighton came courtesy of a last-minute goal from Leandro Trossard. Brentford are a well-coached team and Liverpool will have to work hard to break them down in the first meeting between these sides since an FA Cup tie in 1989.
Roberto Firmino could be back in the matchday squad after a hamstring injury, but it might be too soon for the Brazilian to return to the starting XI. Trent Alexander-Arnold is available again after illness kept him out of the Palace win, but Thiago Alcantara and Neco Williams are out. Harvey Elliott will not appear until 2022 after suffering a serious ankle injury earlier this month.
Shandon Baptiste is available again for Brentford after serving a one-game suspension in the 7-0 thrashing of Oldham in the League Cup. However, Mads Sorensen and Joshua Dasilva remain sidelined and could be out of action for some time.
Kick-off is at 5:30pm BST and the game is being shown live on Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event in the UK.
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