Date and Time: 16th December 2021 @7:30 PM IST
Liverpool vs Brentford Where to watch?
India: Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar
Liverpool vs Brentford Team News:
Liverpool has continued to deal with the absence of African Cup of Nations representatives Salah, Mane, and Naby Keita, as well as the absence of Nat Phillips, Thiago Alcantara, Harvey Elliott, and Divock Origi, all of whom are not expected to return in time. Liverpool fans were not pleased with Klopp’s midfield decision during the midweek match, and the manager will almost probably consider changing James Milner for either Curtis Jones or Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
Following his recovery from the COVID-19 infection, Trent Alexander-Arnold also looked a bit rusty, which means Neco Williams may very well challenge for a starting position at right-back or even further forward this weekend.
In terms of Brentford players, Frank Onyeka is away at the Africa Cup of Nations, while Sergi Canos was forced out early in the Southampton encounter with what seemed to be a hamstring injury. Joe Frank is also missing Josh Dasilva, David Raya, Charlie Goode, and Mathias Jorgensen, although there is reason to be optimistic about Rico Henry’s availability.
But Frank is unlikely to shuffle the group much, and Yoane Wissa will be hoping for a rare start here as a result of his earlier heroics against Liverpool.
Liverpool vs Brentford Probable Playing XI:
Liverpool possible starting lineup:
Alisson; Williams, Joel Matip, Van Dijk, Tsimikas; Jordan Henderson, Fabinho, Curtis Jones; Diego Jota, Roberto Firmino, Minamino
Brentford possible starting lineup:
Alvaro Fernandez; Kristoffer Ajer, Pontus Jansson, Ethan Pinnock; Roerslev, Janelt, Norgaard, Mathias Jensen, Rico Henry; Wissa, Ivan Toney
Liverpool vs Brentford Betting Predictions:
Match Betting: Liverpool win (1.28)
Brentford win (10.00)
The One-Liner Explainer:
An assault devoid of imagination is something Liverpool cannot afford to repeat, and Brentford’s porous tendencies away from home should aid them in putting the situation right. Frank’s team has already grabbed a point off Liverpool this season, but their relegation from the Premier League is expected to continue with a thrashing on Merseyside this weekend.