Match Report: Liverpool 1:0 Brentford – Salah’s 19th goal of the season claims 6th straight win

6th May 2023

scored for the ninth straight game in a row to ensure Liverpool's top-four hopes continue as they defeated 1-0 at .

First Half

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In what was a competitive first half of football, it was Liverpool that took the lead in the 13th minute through Mohamed Salah who netted his 19th goal of the season.

put in a sumptuous cross into the box that found who headed across goal to Salah who tapped it in past David Raya.

Liverpool almost had a second in the 28th minute after split the Brentford defence with a ball over the top for but the striker was unable to control the ball.

Brentford almost equalised close to half-time as Ivan Toney's through ball to Bryan Mbeumo saw him get past van Dijk and shrug off a challenge from Alexander-Arnold to finish past but the goal was subsequently disallowed for offside.

Second Half

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A quieter second half ensued for both sides where a lack of clear-cut chances made it a cagey affair.

had the best chance of the half to make it 2-0 to Liverpool as Jota drilled the ball across the box in what was an open goal for the Dutchman but he somehow put it wide.

Alexander-Arnold came close to doubling Liverpool's lead in the 77th minute with a strike outside the box but it was well saved by Raya.

Despite a close last few minutes, Liverpool were able to clinch the victory that now puts them at 62 points, one point behind , who have two games in hand.

LFC Globe Verdict

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It was no doubt a deserved for Liverpool who created the better chances throughout the 90 minutes but they truly faced a competitive side in Brentford who didn't give up at all.

Complaints will surely be had about the performance of referee Anthony Taylor who was quick to brandish fouls at Liverpool's expense but ultimately did not affect the final result.

Man of the Match and What's Next?

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The man of the match today was Mohamed Salah. It was the second game in a row where he scored the only goal of the game as he continues to win points for Liverpool in their chase for UEFA Football.

Liverpool are next in action on Monday (May 15) when they play at the King Power Stadium.



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