Brentford 3-3 Liverpool PLAYER RATINGS: Curtis Jones and Ivan Toney shine

Brentford took some extent off league leaders Liverpool as the 2 sides performed out a sensational six-goal thriller on Saturday night.

The Premier League newcomers beat Arsenal on the opening day and backed up their effective begin to the season by halting Jurgen Klopp’s star-studded facet.

Here, Sportsmail runs the rule over each units of groups after the enthralling encounter.


David Raja: The normally assured shot-stopper recovered from a nervy begin to management his space nicely and began just a few telling assaults in his sweeper-keeper position. World class save from Jota. 7

Kristofer Ajer: A courageous, quick-thinking defender who recovered from an early blow to the top to provide an all-time goal-line clearance to disclaim Salah a objective. 6

Pontus Jansson: A reassuring presence on the coronary heart of Brentford’s defence, by no means afraid to his physique on the road to his facet’s trigger. 6

David Raja made some sturdy saves to disclaim Liverpool additional targets on Saturday night

Ethan Pinnock: The tall defender timed a far submit run to perfection to slip in his first Premier League objective. Looked to be fighting a knock when he allowed Henderson to cross in for Jota’s objective. 6

Rico Henry: The diminutive left-back got here into his personal when he beat Salah for tempo to stop a quick break assault and then skilfully flip straight again Brentford again on to the entrance foot. 6

Sergi Canos: The ex-Liverpool man confirmed a lot power to stop Andrew Robertson moving into attacking positions down the Brentford proper. Key man in establishing opening objective of the night time. 7

Sergi Canos (L) showed energy to prevent Andy Robertson (R) getting into attacking positions

Sergi Canos (L) confirmed power to stop Andy Robertson (R) moving into attacking positions

Frank Onyeka: Had a troublesome time containing Liverpool’s midfield and took a reserving for the staff to cease a Robertson run that almost led to Liverpool taking a half-time lead. 6

Christian Norgaard: Did the laborious yards and laborious tackling to present the extra inventive gamers round him to thrive. 6

Vitaly Janelt: An unsung hero in a staff of so many unsung heroes. Tireless midfield working and sometimes slotted in on the again to assist out. Rewarded with a objective and an opportunity to impress watching Germany boss Hansi Flick. 6

Bryan Mbeumo: Great tempo, positional sense and consciousness of strike associate Toney, however might have achieved higher when his clipped shot over Alisson lacked sufficient energy to recover from the road.6

Ivan Toney: Again proving he belongs at this stage with one other all-action efficiency. Produced the deftest of touches to arrange Pinnock with the primary objective of the night time. 7.

Ivan Toney (L) again proved he belongs at this level with another all-action performance

Ivan Toney (L) once more proved he belongs at this stage with one other all-action efficiency


Matthias Jorgensen (changed Pinnock 41) 6

Wissa (changed Norgaard 78) 6

Baptiste (changed Onyeka 68) 6

Subs not used: Fernandez, Jensen, Forss, Wissa, Ghoddos, Baptiste, Bidstrup, Roerslev


Alisson: Perhaps busier than he anticipated to be and was at all times alert to the speedy risk of Toney and Mbeumo breaking by way of the line of defense in entrance of him. Will battle to imagine he conceded 3 times. 6

Trent Alexander-Arnold: Not the best match by his very excessive requirements, however hardly put a foot fallacious and at all times a risk from lifeless ball conditions. 6

Joel Matip: Hs place will come below risk from Joe Gomez now. But gave an all-round strong show and one nice goal-line clearance. 6

Virgil van Dijk: So simple on the attention on the ball and an schooling to look at how he organised the gamers round him off the ball. Match-saving deal with late into stoppage time. 7

Liverpool centre back Virgil van Dijk (R) put in a strong display at the heart of the Reds defence

Liverpool centre again Virgil van Dijk (R) put in a powerful show on the coronary heart of the Reds defence

Andrew Robertson: Such a pointy and clever participant, the Scot additionally confirmed his courageous facet when he dived in entrance of Frank Onyeka to stop his facet from going behind. Try to catch a replay of his attacking run simply earlier than half-time. 7

Jordan Henderson: Just what you need from a captain. Grabbed the ball when Brentford scored and dragged his facet again into the sport – supplying the inch-perfect cross for Jota to move house. 7

Fabinho: Disappointed to be caught out for Brentford’s objective, however an in any other case strong show shielding his defence. Sent in a world class go to create Salah’s telling second half strike. 7.

Curtis Jones: Always seeking to get on the ball and play the killer go. Hit some beautiful passes however by no means struck the ball sweeter than his lengthy vary 67th minute shot. His final kick of the match too. Class. 8

Curtis Jones was always looking to get on the ball and he scored a sensational goal

Curtis Jones was at all times seeking to get on the ball and he scored a sensational objective

Mohamed Salah: A nightmare to mark when he’s on this form of temper. A mess of well-timed runs justifiably rewarded when he slotted in his one centesimal Premier League objective. 7

Diogo Jota: Was already trying like considered one of Liverpool’s greatest gamers earlier than his sensible header secured an equaliser. Not so scorching making an attempt to show in an in depth vary rebound a bit later. 7

Sadio Mane: Had had higher nights so did his greatest to make up for his lack of inventive enter with loads of working and tackling. 6

Sadio Mane has had better nights but did his best to make up for his lack of creative input

Sadio Mane has had higher nights however did his greatest to make up for his lack of inventive enter


Firmino (changed Jones 67)

Subs not used: Kelleher, Konate, Milner, Gomez, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Minamino, Tsimikas, Origi

Ref: Stuart Attwell – appeared to get many of the key choices proper and allowed the gamers to be the celebs of the night time. 7

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