Saw an entertaining game: The coaches Jürgen Klopp (Liverpool FC, left) and Thomas Frank (Brentford FC)
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Liverpool FC surprisingly did not get beyond a draw at promoted Brentford in the English Premier League.
In the spectacular 3: 3 (1: 1), both lines of defense were vulnerable, unusual for Liverpool, which is actually so defensively strong.
In the five previous league games, Jürgen Klopp's team had only received one goal.
Brentford had a surprisingly good start to the season with eight points from five games and even deservedly took the lead against the favorites: Ethan Pinnock dusted off (27th).
Liverpool turned the promising game around, however, Diogo Jota (31st) and Mohamed Salah (54) overcame Brentford's keeper David Raya, who had repeatedly parried strongly.
However, the game was a constant up and down: Ex-Bochum Vitaly Janelt dusted off after a crossbar hit by Pontus Jansson to equalize (63.), then a shot by Curtis Jones was deflected into the goal for Raya (67.).
This time Brentford actually seemed defeated, Salah (77th) and Sadio Mané (78th) missed the decision.
But the entertaining game took another turn.
Yoan Wissa failed in the penalty area to Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker, but then cleverly lifted the ball over him into the goal (82nd).
Just a few minutes later, Ivan Toney even scored the supposed winner, but it was denied due to an offside position (87th).
Laughing on the sidelines
When Brentford's keeper Raya on the other hand saved from Mohamed Salah in dire straits (90. + 4), Klopp and Brentford's coach Thomas Frank smiled at each other on the sidelines.
For a moment it didn't seem as if they were fighting for two more points, but as if they were simply enjoying the game.
Both coaches also have a good laugh in the table: Brentford is ninth, Liverpool takes over the table lead at least temporarily due to the point and the defeat of Chelsea against Manchester City.
Brighton & Hove can oust Liverpool with a win at Arsenal on Sunday.