Match Today: Liverpool vs Brentford 02-01-2023 English Premier League
Brentford and Liverpool are doing well in the league, and the two teams finished 2022 on a high, with victories in league matches ahead of the showdown scheduled early in the new year.
Brentford plays Liverpool, where the host team currently ranks tenth with 23 points, while Liverpool has 28 points in sixth place. Brentford recovered from a disappointing draw with Tottenham Hotspur, beating West Ham United 2-0 in their last match, and will look to build on it. It faces the team against which it scored three goals in each of the last two matches.
Brentford went on a five-game unbeaten run in the league, but with only two wins in that run and both sides scoring in four of their last five games left them with their only clean sheet in that run. In each of the last four league matches.
Liverpool vs Brentford
Things were not so simple. They are unbeaten in four home league matches but the last three have ended in draws.
However, they have only lost once in their last eight league matches at home. On the other hand, Liverpool, who are close to the top four, after achieving their second consecutive victory since the return of events after the World Cup.
They came from a 2-1 win over Leicester City, which was in the Premier League, their fourth successive victory.
They have not had a clean sheet in their last six league matches and have only managed two goals in their last 10 matches.
Having won six times in their last 10 league matches, Liverpool will go into this match with great confidence. Liverpool weren't the best on defense going into this match, both teams have scored in their last five matches.
Brentford against Liverpool
Liverpool will go into this match with great confidence. Liverpool were not the best in defense and they entered this match while Brentford is going through very hard due to the fitness of Evan Toni and their fears are well justified, as Toni scored four goals in three games.
The striker has been a mainstay for Brinford and if he doesn't make it through he will join up with Christopher Ager and Aaron Hickey.
The home team's problems in terms of injuries are better than Liverpool's. The Reds will have to dispense with Diogo Jota, Luis Diaz and Curtis Jones. The big news awaited at Liverpool is the confirmation that Cody Gakpo will make his debut in this match.
Liverpool have four successive league wins and Brentford are unbeaten in five league matches. Brentford scored two goals in four consecutive league matches. Liverpool have scored two or more goals in their last four league matches. Both teams have scored in Liverpool's last five league matches.
Both teams have scored in four of Brentford's last five league matches.