Beaten by Brentford, Liverpool stagnate at the gate to the big 5

It also looks like the weather is bleak for the World Cup finalists. The winners we don’t know, we haven’t seen them much yet, but some losers, recovery seems difficult, as if defeat remained their burden, as if the fog had not yet disappeared. After Hugo Llori’s error, the day before, during Tottenham-Aston Villa (0-2), it was Ibrahima Konaté who crashed with Liverpool on Monday night at Brentford (1-3). Everything got mixed up: he was unlucky with his csc and Brentford’s first goal, the deflected ball fell on the shin (19th) and he was to blame for his lost duel with Bryan Mbeumo on the third goal (84th). His teammates claimed a foul, but there was nothing obvious in slow motion, and the young vice-world champion (23 years old, 7 caps) will happily forget a night when he was the most dangerous, in the other way, on set pieces.

Brentford two points behind Liverpool

After four Premier League wins in a row, the Reds were starting to look like a side others fear again, but it was mostly the weakness of their first half that was frightening, to the point that Jurgen Klopp suddenly released three players (Van Dijk ). , Tsimikas and Elliott). The confusion between the quality of Liverpool’s play and their state of mind for a few days was confirmed by what was left of their game without a minimum commitment on Monday night, namely not much and very few ideas.

It must be emphasized the extent to which Brentford, which looks a bit like Lens but is really only interested in counter-attacking, is having a great season, with its L1 strikers (Mbeumo, Wissa), read goalscorers, do: “The Bees are seventh. , two points behind Liverpool, who have never been in the Premier League’s top four this season. The integration of his latest recruit, Dutchman Cody Gakpo (23), one of the favorites for the World Cup, may not change everything. For example, it will be necessary , that Darwin Nunez (5 goals, against 21 in Haaland) really begins his season.

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