The Anfield Wrap free podcast looking back over Brentford 3 Liverpool 3 in the Premier League at the Brentford Community Stadium.
Neil Atkinson hosts John Gibbons, Rob Gutmann and Mike Kearney…
Brentford 3 Liverpool 3…
a) A missed opportunity.
b) A crazy game.
c) Emotions seemed to play a massive part to me; Liverpool got swept along repeatedly. Embracing chaos may sometimes be good but not in that one.
d) The equaliser at 3-3 felt a bridge too far.
None of the back six play well…
a) And they have been playing very well. Defensive line a clear problem.
b) Credit to Brentford and especially Toney/Mbuemo whose movement was excellent.
c) Liverpool aren’t good at the bits. Brentford centre mid three very compact.
d) Brentford get encouragement early, just as it looks like Liverpool will be putting the hammer down.
e) Encouragement is a thing. Every single time it feels like Liverpool have the game where they want it, they give Brentford a reason to believe.
f) e.g. the save from Diogo Jota.
The chances Liverpool have…
a) And chances to find chances.
b) Scoring three away from home should be enough.
c) However I understand needing to get two clear. The Mo Salah and Sadio Mane double chance.
d) Again, encouragement.
a) He makes it because he was making it.
b) Leads to our best period of the game. But…
c) He can make two more and had a really good bench.
d) Mad game to come into, I grant you.
The state of play…
a) Manchester United and Chelsea also dropping points.
b) All roads to next weekend.
a) Manchester City on the horizon. Changes to be made?
b) Porto deserved to beat Atletico away if anyone deserved to win that game. Not mugs.