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Liverpool 1-0 Brentford: Mohamed Salah hits winner and rewrites Reds history


Liverpool's players celebrate a goal against Brentford in the Premier League at Anfield
Liverpool have taken a maximum 18 points from the past six Premier League games, scoring 17 and conceding seven

Mohamed Salah continued his superb scoring form as Liverpool made it six Premier League wins in a row by defeating Brentford to move one point behind Manchester United in the race for the top four.

The Egypt forward became the first player in Reds history to score in nine consecutive home appearances in all competitions, while his winner was his 100th goal for the Reds at Anfield.

His 13th-minute attempt was not the most eye-catching goal of his career – Salah bundling the ball over the line from close range after Virgil van Dijk’s cushioned header across the six-yard box.

But Salah’s 30th goal of the season set Jurgen Klopp’s side on the way to another crucial win that keeps alive Liverpool’s outside hopes of qualifying for next season’s Champions League.

Liverpool are on 62 points, one behind fourth-placed Manchester United who have two games in hand – including one at struggling West Ham United on Sunday (19:00 BST).

At a vibrant Anfield, Brentford’s Bryan Mbeumo thought had equalised only for it to be ruled out for offside after a video assistant referee check, while Cody Gakpo missed a great chance to make it 2-0 after the break from point-blank range.

Before the game, many Liverpool fans booed the national anthem which was played as a tribute to King Charles III on the day of his coronation, despite the club saying they know some fans “have strong views on it”.

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Liverpool

  1. Squad number7Player nameMilner
  2. Squad number14Player nameHenderson
  3. Squad number21Player nameTsimikas
  4. Squad number23Player nameDíaz

Brentford

  1. Squad number1Player nameRaya

  2. Squad number2Player nameHickey

  3. Squad number13Player nameM Jorgensen

  4. Squad number5Player namePinnock

  5. Squad number16Player nameMee

  6. Squad number3Player nameHenry

  7. Squad number15Player nameOnyeka

  8. Squad number8Player nameJensen

  9. Squad number27Player nameJanelt

  10. Squad number19Player nameMbeumo

  11. Squad number17Player nameToney

  1. Squad number9Player nameSchade

  2. Squad number10Player nameDasilva

  3. Squad number11Player nameWissa

  4. Squad number24Player nameDamsgaard

  5. Squad number26Player nameBaptiste

Line-ups

Liverpool

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1AlissonBooked at 77mins
  • 66Alexander-Arnold
  • 5KonatéBooked at 54mins
  • 4van DijkBooked at 5mins
  • 26RobertsonSubstituted forTsimikasat 82′minutes
  • 18Gakpo
  • 3FabinhoBooked at 42mins
  • 17JonesSubstituted forMilnerat 82′minutes
  • 11Salah
  • 20JotaSubstituted forHendersonat 73′minutes
  • 27NúñezSubstituted forDíazat 65′minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Gomez
  • 7Milner
  • 14Henderson
  • 19Elliott
  • 21Tsimikas
  • 23Díaz
  • 28Carvalho
  • 32Matip
  • 62Kelleher

Brentford

Formation 5-3-2

  • 1Raya
  • 2HickeySubstituted forWissaat 88′minutes
  • 13M Jorgensen
  • 5Pinnock
  • 16Mee
  • 3HenryBooked at 70minsSubstituted forSchadeat 72′minutes
  • 15OnyekaSubstituted forDasilvaat 72′minutes
  • 8JensenSubstituted forBaptisteat 82′minutes
  • 27JaneltSubstituted forDamsgaardat 82′minutes
  • 19MbeumoBooked at 27mins
  • 17Toney

Substitutes

  • 9Schade
  • 10Dasilva
  • 11Wissa
  • 14Ghoddos
  • 20Ajer
  • 24Damsgaard
  • 26Baptiste
  • 30Roerslev
  • 34Cox

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