Brentford vs Liverpool live score, result, lineups, highlights from Premier League match

Liverpool held a 1-0 lead at halftime of their Premier League match against Brentford.

Darwin Nunez’s sublime chipped finish over goalkeeper Mark Flekken after 34 minutes put the visitors in front, the goal coming when Diogo Jota cleverly headed the ball to his strike partner after the home side had sent almost everyone forward for a free-kick inside their own half.

It’s been a mixed outing for Jurgen Klopp and his players, though. Curtis Jones went off early in the half after landing awkwardly, and Jota soon followed, leaving the pitch on a stretcher after colliding with teammate Alexis Mac Allister and Brentford’s Christian Norgaard.

The Reds responded to their 3-1 defeat to Arsenal at the beginning of February by beating Burnley by the same scoreline a week ago. That meant they entered this matchweek with a two-point lead at the top of the table and, as things stand, they will be five clear come the end of the match.

However, given that City have a game in hand, anything other than a win for Klopp’s men in London will give the reigning champions the chance to move back to the summit if they can claim maximum points at home to Chelsea later.

Brentford started the day only six points outside the relegation zone, so a defeat here will leave them looking over their shoulders.

The reverse fixture at Anfield ended 3-0 to Liverpool in November last year, but Brentford were 3-1 winners in this game at the Gtech Community Stadium last season.

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Brentford vs. Liverpool live score

  2nd Half Goal scorers
BRE 0  
LFC 2 Nunez (34′), Mac Allister (55′)

Confirmed lineups:

Liverpool (4-3-3, right to left): 62. Caomhin Keller (GK) — 84. Conor Bradley, 5. Ibrahima Konate, 4. Virgil van Dijk, 26. Andrew Robertson — 10 Alexis Mac Allister, 3. Wataru Endo, 17. Curtis Jones (38. Ryan Gravenberch, 33′) — 20. Diogo Jota (11. Mohamed Salah, 44′), 9. Darwin Nunez (18. Cody Gakpo, 45′), 7. Luis Diaz

Brentford (3-5-2 right to left): 1. Mark Flekken (GK) — 22. Nathan Collins, 20. Kristoffer Ajer, 16. Ben Mee — 30. Mads Roerslev (23. Keane Lewis-Potter), 8. Mathias Jensen, 6. Christian Norgaard (15. Frank Onyeka), 27. Vitaly Janelt, 12. Sergio Reguilon — 17. Ivan Toney, 7. Neal Maupay (11. Yoane Wissa).

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Brentford vs Liverpool kick off time

This Premier League clash takes place at the Gtech Community Stadium in London, UK and kicks off on Saturday, February 17 at 12:30 p.m. local time.

Here’s how that time translates across some of the major territories:

  Date Kickoff time
USA Sat, Feb. 17 7:30 a.m. ET
Canada Sat, Feb. 17 7:30 a.m. ET
UK Sat, Feb. 17 12:30 p.m. GMT
Australia Sat, Feb. 17 11:30 p.m. AEDT
India Sat, Feb. 17 6:00 p.m. IST

Brentford vs Liverpool lineups, team news

Thomas Frank’s injury list has not changed ahead of this game. AFCON returnees Yoane Wissa and Frank Onyeka start this one on the bench.

Ivan Toney has been in superb form following his return from an eight-month ban, with three goals in his past four Premier League appearances.

Brentford (3-5-2 right to left): Flekken (GK) — Collins, Ajer, Mee — Roerslev, Jensen, Norgaard, Janelt, Reguilon — Toney, Maupay.

Brentford subs (9): Wissa, Jorgensen, Ghoddos, Onyeka, Strakosha, Lewis-Potter, Damsgaard, Baptiste, Yarmolyuk

Klopp has recalled at least some key stars with Joe Gomez back from illness to make the squad and Ibrahima Konate returning from suspension. However, Alisson‘s return was scuppered by a reported hamstring injury.

Mohamed Salah is set to feature in the squad for the first time since his injury-enforced Africa Cup of Nations return, with Conor Bradley also back following a bereavement, with Trent Alexander-Arnold ruled out.

Liverpool (4-3-3, right to left): Kelleher (GK) — Bradley, Van Dijk, Konate, Robertson — Jones, Endo, Mac Allister — Nunez, Jota, Diaz

Liverpool subs (9): Adrian, Gomez, Salah, Gakpo, Elliott, Tsimikas, Gravenberch, McConnell, Quansah

Liverpool vs Brentford live stream, TV channel

Here’s how to watch this Premier League match across selected areas of the world’s major regions:

Region TV Streaming
USA NBC USA Network, Universo Fubo, Universo NOW, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo
Canada

Fubo Canada

UK TNT Sports 1 discovery+
Australia Optus Sport
India JioTV, Hotstar

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