Liverpool LIV Fabinho (44'), Oxlade-C (69'), Minamino (77')
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Premier League Gameweek 22
Jan 16, 2022 KO: 14:00

Liverpool - Brentford

Anfield Liverpool
Referee: Jonathan Moss
Fabinho 44'  
Oxlade-C 69'  
Minamino 77'  

Match preview

How Liverpool could line up against Brentford in the Premier League

Liverpool are still without Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane due to their participation in the Africa Cup of Nations

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed that he expects to have the exact same group of players available for this weekend's Premier League clash against Brentford as the League Cup draw with Arsenal.

On Thursday, the Reds faced Arsenal at Anfield and only managed to draw 0-0 in the first leg of the League Cup semi final, despite the visitors being down to 10 men.

At a press conference on Friday, Klopp detailed some slight injuries suffered in that game, but none of them have proved serious.

"We got knocks last night: Robbo got a knock, Virg got a knock, Millie got a knock, but last night directly after the game, the medical department told me all will be fine, but there is a night between then and now so we will see that," he said.

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"But no 'injuries' so far, so it means same squad available like for the game last night."

With the same group of players to choose from, it is unlikely Klopp will make a raft of changes for the Brentford game.

Alisson will start in goal behind the first-choice back four of Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joel Matip, Virgil van Dijk and Andy Robertson.

There might be a swap in midfield as Curtis Jones impressed off the bench against Arsenal, so he might replace James Milner to slot in alongside Fabinho and Jordan Henderson.

Klopp may opt for a change in the final third, too, with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain potentially replacing Takumi Minamino, who missed the best chance of the match against Arsenal, blazing over from a few yards despite staring at an empty net.

Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Naby Keita remain unavailable due to their participation in the Africa Cup of Nations, while Divock Origi, Thiago and Harvey Elliott remain injured.

Predicted Liverpool XI v Brentford

Match statistics

Liverpool
Statistics
Brentford
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
14
8
Draws
4
3
Losses
2
9
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
48
34
Goals Per Game
2.40
1.70
More > 2.5 Goals
13
13
More > 3 Goals
12
7
Scored First in a Match
13
7
Scored Both Halves
11
6
Won More > 1 Goal
9
3
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
19
32
Did Not Score
2
5
Both Teams Scored
10
12
Kept Clean Sheet
9
3
Won Without Conceding
8
3
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
-
-
Possession
-
-
Passes
-
-
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
17
12
Shots on Target
5.65
4.85
Goals out of Shots
0.15
0.14
Crosses
-
-
Offsides
1.94
2.00
Penalties
0.15
0.25
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.45
0.15
Tackles Won
-
-
Clearances
-
-
Interceptions
-
-
Own Goals
0.05
0.15
Aerials Won
-
-
Total Shots Conceded
7.20
12
Shots on Target Conceded
3.16
4.74
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.13
0.18
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
10
10
Yellow Cards
1.10
1.30
Red Cards
0.05
0.00

Injuries

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In suspension danger

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