Liverpool travel to Brentford tonight looking to continue their strong start to the Premier League season.
Jurgen Klopp’s side defeated Crystal Palace 3-0 last weekend to set the early pace at the top of the table with four wins and a draw from their opening five fixtures, where they have been joined by Chelsea and Manchester United.
Brentford were inspired by a “10/10” performance from striker Ivan Toney as Thomas Frank’s team won 2-0 at Wolves for their second victory of the Premier League campaign.
These sides have not met in a competitive fixture since 1989, with their last league fixture taking place in 1947, and are both coming off comprehensive mid-week wins in the Carabao Cup.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the Premier League fixture.
When is it?
The match will kick off at 5:30pm on Saturday 25 September.
How can I watch?
It will be shown live on Sky Sports Main Event and Premier League, with coverage starting from 5pm. If you’re not a Sky customer you can grab a NOWTV Day Pass here to watch without a subscription.
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What’s the team news?
Liverpool are set to be without Thiago due to a calf injury while Naby Keita is also a doubt after he was substituted at half time against Norwich with a foot injury.
Trent Alexander-Arnold should return from illness after missing the win over Crystal Palace but Roberto Firmino is likely to remain out as he recovers from a hamstring injury.
Curtis Jones could come into midfield while Joel Matip is also set to return after being rested last weekend, but Jurgen Klopp could make further changes ahead of his side’s trip to Porto in the Champions League on Tuesday.
Brentford will hope left back Rico Henry will recover from an ankle injury as Shandon Baptiste returns from suspension after he was sent off against Wolves.
Josh Dasilva remains out for Brentford with a long-term hip injury.
Brentford: Raya; Ajer, Jansson, Pinnock; Canos, Onyeka, Norgaard, Janelt, Henry; Mbeumo, Toney
Liverpool: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip; Van Dijk, Robertson; Fabinho, Henderson, Jones; Salah, Jota, Mane
The Brentford Community Stadium is set to be bouncing as they welcome Liverpool but Jurgen Klopp’s side are in form and have the big-game experience to quieten the home crowd early. Mo Salah and Sadio Mane are in good goalscoring form and that should make the Reds too strong for Brentford here. Brentford 1-3 Liverpool
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