Liverpool could pull three points closer to Premier League leaders Manchester City this weekend and reignite their title bid. The Reds go into the game 11 points behind Manchester City with a game in hand. The Cityzens play Chelsea in the Premier League while Liverpool host Brentford at Anfield.

A combination of a Manchester City loss and Liverpool win would bring the Reds within eight points. Liverpool also have a game in hand and must still play Manchester City. If Jurgen Klopp’s team is to win, they must improve their poor form. Liverpool have won just once in their last six games in all competitions. This is last season all over again when the Reds were brilliant in the season’s first half only to stutter in the second part.

Brentford will hope to take advantage of Liverpool’s form. The Bees are 13th in the Premier League standings ahead of their first trip to Anfield. Thomas Frank’s team has lost three of their last four games in the league. Just one of Brentford’s last six league matches ended in a win.

The teams played out an amazing 3-3 draw earlier this season at the Brentford Community Stadium. Liverpool are missing key players. Will Brentford claim points once more?

Liverpool vs Brentford Betting Odds

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Liverpool are coming off of a Carabao Cup semifinal first leg nil-nil draw versus Arsenal. The Reds had no cutting edge and struggled to create goalscoring opportunities in the 18-yard box. Even more frustrating was that Arsenal played the majority of the first leg with 10 men but still troubled Liverpool’s goal and prevented the Reds from scoring.

Klopp’s team took 11 points from the last 18 points available. The Reds’ scoring has dried up with just nine goals being scored across their last six games. The defence conceded six goals in those six fixtures. Liverpool conceded nine goals in the last six matches in all competitions. Liverpool’s best betting odds on a Liverpool win are at 30/100.

Brentford took seven points from the last 18 points available. The Bees scored seven goals while conceding 11 times to league opponents. Brentford’s best betting odds are 11/1 to win at full-time versus Liverpool.

The teams played out an epic draw in the reverse fixture. Bookies’ best betting odds for a draw at full-time are at 24/5. Brentford have drawn five of their 20 league matches, while Liverpool have drawn six of their 20 games in the league.

Liverpool vs Brentford Team News

Mohamed Salah, Naby Keita, and Sadio Mane are at the Africa Cup of Nations. Still, Liverpool’s has plenty of high-quality attacking players. The last two seasons have seen Liverpool’s attack drop off in the second half of the Premier League. The Reds go into the game having failed to score against Arsenal in the Carabao Cup semifinal on Thursday night.

Klopp will also be without Harvey Elliott, Divock Origi, Thiago, and Nat Phillips. Elliott is due back in February and the teenager will bring plenty of creativity back to the side. Thiago is also expected back next month, but some reports indicate the midfielder is done for the season due to injury.

Frank will be without key player Frank Onyeka due to his participation at the Africa Cup of Nations. Along with Onyeka, Frank will be without Josh Dasilva, David Raya, Charlie Goode, and Julian Jeaniver. It is unlikely that Rico Henry and Mathias Jorgensen will be fit in time to face Liverpool due to injuries.

Brentford are coming off of a midweek 4-1 loss to Southampton away from home. The Bees are struggling for wins currently. Twelve points separate Brentford from the relegation zone. They have lost their last two league matches away from home.

Liverpool vs Brentford H2H

Brentford stopped Liverpool’s excellent start to the campaign with a thrilling 3-3 draw at home earlier this season. Ethan Pinnock put the Bees into the lead after 27 minutes, but Diogo Jota levelled the score minutes later.

After a Mohamed Salah goal, Vitaly Janelt scored for the Bees. Curtis Jones then put Liverpool back into the lead only for Brentford’s Yoane Wissa to score with eight minutes to play. The goal gave Brentford an unlikely point.

Brentford have held their own against the league’s top teams. Liverpool should be aware of the danger Brentford pose at Anfield.

Liverpool vs Brentford Prediction

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Five of Liverpool’s last seven games in all competitions finished with both teams scoring goals. They are conceding to teams, although Thursday night’s match with Arsenal in the Carabao Cup ended nil-nil. The Gunners still had their chances. Our betting tips prediction is for both teams to score. It may not be a six-goal thriller, but Liverpool and Brentford will get on the scoresheet.

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These teams combined for six goals when they played previously in the league. While this match may not see six goals, our betting tips prediction is for more than 2.5 goals scored. Five of Liverpool’s last seven matches in all competitions finished with over 2.5 goals scored. Brentford’s last three games finished with more than 2.5 goals scored.

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With Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane both out of action due to participating in the Africa Cup of Nations, Roberto Firmino, Diogo Jota, and Takumi Minamino are likely to start in attack. Firmino scored in last weekend’s FA Cup third round win over Shrewsbury with an audacious backheel goal.

Our betting tips prediction is for Firmino to get a goal, but to be the last goalscorer of the game. Firmino has four goals in 11 league games. Klopp will need the Brazilian to lead the line and a goal could be on the cards.

Liverpool may have failed to score against Arsenal, but our betting tips prediction is for them to get a win at full-time. If Chelsea can defeat Manchester City, they will reignite their title fight.