Yoane Wissa heads in for Brentford
Yoane Wissa has scored more goals against Liverpool than any other side in the Premier League

Liverpool missed the chance to edge closer to the Premier League top four as Brentford punished their defensive frailties in a deserved victory at the Community Stadium.

In a desperate first half, Liverpool shipped two poor goals amid an inspired performance from the hosts.

The opener came when Ibrahima Konate deflected a corner into his own net after 19 minutes.

Liverpool were unable to deal with Brentford’s set-pieces, conceding twice more from corners in the first half only for both goals to be ruled out for offside.

Moments after the second disallowed effort from Yoane Wissa, the Bees striker headed in after Liverpool had sloppily given the ball away.

A triple half-time change from a visibly frustrated Reds’ manager Jurgen Klopp, including replacing captain Virgil van Dijk, had the desired effect and Liverpool pulled one back through Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain within five minutes of the restart.

At that stage the momentum seemed to be with Liverpool, but Brentford weathered the storm.

With six minutes left, Bryan Mbeumo sealed an impressive success, brushing off Konate in pursuit of a long ball before slotting home.

Brentford are now unbeaten in six games – their best run in the top-flight for more than 80 years – and climb to seventh.

Liverpool, who would have been a point off fourth with a win, stay sixth and two points clear of the Bees.

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Brentford

  1. Squad number1Player nameRaya

  2. Squad number13Player nameM Jorgensen

  3. Squad number5Player namePinnock

  4. Squad number16Player nameMee

  5. Squad number30Player nameRoerslev

  6. Squad number8Player nameJensen

  7. Squad number6Player nameNørgaard

  8. Squad number27Player nameJanelt

  9. Squad number3Player nameHenry

  10. Squad number19Player nameMbeumo

  11. Squad number11Player nameWissa

  1. Squad number7Player nameCanós

  2. Squad number10Player nameDasilva

  3. Squad number14Player nameGhoddos

  4. Squad number23Player nameLewis-Potter

  5. Squad number29Player nameBech Sørensen

Liverpool

  1. Squad number8Player nameKeïta
  2. Squad number17Player nameJones
  3. Squad number26Player nameRobertson
  4. Squad number32Player nameMatip

Line-ups

Brentford

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Raya
  • 13M JorgensenBooked at 2mins
  • 5Pinnock
  • 16Mee
  • 30Roerslev
  • 8JensenSubstituted forDasilvaat 74′minutes
  • 6Nørgaard
  • 27JaneltSubstituted forGhoddosat 87′minutes
  • 3HenrySubstituted forBech Sørensenat 90+6′minutes
  • 19MbeumoSubstituted forCanósat 88′minutes
  • 11WissaSubstituted forLewis-Potterat 74′minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Canós
  • 10Dasilva
  • 14Ghoddos
  • 22Strakosha
  • 23Lewis-Potter
  • 24Damsgaard
  • 29Bech Sørensen
  • 32Crama
  • 35Trevitt

Liverpool

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Alisson
  • 66Alexander-Arnold
  • 5Konaté
  • 4van DijkSubstituted forMatipat 45′minutes
  • 21TsimikasSubstituted forRobertsonat 45′minutes
  • 19ElliottBooked at 9minsSubstituted forKeïtaat 45′minutes
  • 3Fabinho
  • 6Thiago AlcántaraBooked at 57mins
  • 11Salah
  • 27NúñezBooked at 72mins
  • 15Oxlade-ChamberlainSubstituted forJonesat 83′minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Gomez
  • 8Keïta
  • 17Jones
  • 26Robertson
  • 28Carvalho
  • 32Matip
  • 43Bajcetic
  • 47Phillips
  • 62Kelleher

Referee:
Stuart Attwell

Attendance:
17,163

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