Liverpool took the lead in their match against Brentford through Diogo Jota and Mohamed salah; Vitally Janelt levels, Curtis Jones restores lead and Yoane Wissa goal secures late on point.
“it’s what we dream for as kids,” man of the match vital Janelt told sky sports after full time, with Wissa’s goal capping a sensational match at the Brentford community stadium where Liverpool failed draw with a late strike from the host.
The host had took the lead against the premier league leader earlier through Ethan Pinnock’s close range goal in the 26 minute before Portuguese attacker Diogo Jota leveled up with a rocketed shoot in the 31sts minute.
David Raya of Brentford pulled of a wonder save to prevent Diogo from adding to his goal with his goal, but was beaten by Mohammed Salah finish.
The goal was ruled for offside but unfortunately, the decision was reversed as VAR assert that there is not offside in the goal.
Janelt sneaked Brentford level with a header in the 63 minute before Liverpool restored their lead again through Curtis Jones long range shot that was deflected by Kristoffer Ajer in the 67 minutes.
It was fitting the outcome should be decided by a moment of late drama as Wissa, who was subbed in as substitute four minutes earlier chipped the ball over Alisson to bring Brentford level again in the 82 minutes thereby shortening Liverpool point at the top while helping the bees to leapfrog Tottenham into the 9th position.
How Brentford game plan helped them to earn a deserved point.
Prior before the match, Brentford head coach Thomas Frank told sky sport;
‘we will go out there and do our very best to win the game, we’re not thinking about anything else’
The bees head coach had his courage and confidence right on before his toughest task as Brentford coach.
Liverpool 3-3 Brentford First half actions;
The plan was obviously seen to be working out as the bees were so close to take the lead through Mbeumo’s goal-bound effort was curtailed by Joel Matip in the 11 minutes.
Although, before then, Salah had made an attempt to score as his shot come inches away from scoring the opener.
The bees courage to play the match on the front foot left a shaky defense Liverpool which as a result led to a breakthrough in the 26 minutes where the host took the lead from a well-executed training.
Before the end of the first half, Liverpool increases their pace in the field thereby leading to the equalizer five minutes after the Brentford goal.
Jordan Henderson’s back-post cross was perfect but should still have been pulled out by Ajer, who instead lost out to allow jota to thundered it into the bottom corner of the post.
Raya Brentford goalkeeper made a magical save to deny Jota a second goal before halftime as Jones hit the post from distance and Jota who was expected to slide in the rebound into the empty net failed to do so.
Liverpool 3-3 Brentford Second half actions;
Nine minutes into the second half, Raya was beaten by Salah’s silly finish.
The goal was ruled off for offside by the lineman but fortunately, the goal was later restored after the intervention of VAR which showed that the Egyptian was clearly onside.
In the 64 minutes, Janelt nodded in an equalizer, and later on, Pontus Jansson had chance to put the host ahead but unfortunately, his shot was fired against the bar.
In no time, Jones fired in the third goal of the second period after beating Raya with a long-range effort courtesy of Ajer’s deflection.
The golden moment of the match came eight minutes to the end of the match after Wissa lift the ball over Alisson to score the equalizer and restore Brentford back to the game.
The visitor tried their best to score late in other to win the match and were fortunate to find one after Sadio Mane’s cross, was touched by Jansson touch; but it was narrowly palmed away by Raya to deny Liverpool last-minute winner.
Brentford head coach Thomas frank told sky sports:
“we went toe to toe with one of the three best teams in the country at this moment in time , one of the best teams in Europe. I think we got a well earned point. We were brave throughout. You need a little bit of luck“
”both team wanted to go for the win. It was a massive point against a top team.”
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp told sky sport:
“it was a wild ride. They deserved their three goals for the way they played. We obviously couldn’t deal with the long balls today but we should have scored more goals.”
“they deserved it. I don’t think you can control them much better, we created a lot of clear cut chances but couldn’t deal with them defensively. These things happen”