Relentless Brentford rattle Liverpool with 3-1 victory
LONDON - Brentford pulled off their latest Premier League scalp by beating Liverpool 3-1 at home on Monday, bringing Juergen Klopp’s side’s four-game winning streak to an end and rattling their top-four ambitions.
Liverpool defender Ibrahima Konate knocked the ball into his own net in the 19th minute while Yoane Wissa doubled Brentford’s advantage before halftime after his side had two goals disallowed following VAR reviews in a frantic opening 45 minutes.
Darwin Nunez struck for Liverpool early in the second half but his goal was then ruled out for offside.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain did give Liverpool hope when he headed in a fizzing cross from Trent Alexander Arnold soon after but Bryan Mbeumo clinched all three points for Brentford in the 84th minute.
The victory added to a shock 4-0 win at home to Manchester United in August and a 2-1 triumph at champions Manchester City in November, taking Brentford up to seventh in the standings on 26 points after 18 games.
Liverpool are sixth on 28 points from 17 matches. - REUTERS
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