Liverpool manager JurgenKlopp will be without seven players for the visit of West London side Brentford in the Premier League. Three of the absentees for the game are at the ongoing AFCON tournament while the remaining four players are injured.
Two of the famedLiverpool front trio namely Mohamed Salah and Sadio Maneare at the African tournament being hosted in Cameroon. The third part of that front trio is Brazilian international Roberto Firmino who's expected to start the Brentford game in attack. In addition to Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah, Liverpool are also without midfielder Naby Keita who's also at the AFCON tournament across five cities in Cameroon.
Liverpool have dropped to third on the Premier League log on the back of the defeat to Leicester City earlier in the week. The Reds have paid dearly for the loss to the Foxes by dropping from second to third spot in addition to falling further behind leaders Manchester City in the Premier League.
Merseyside giants Liverpool started the Leicester City match in second place and six points behind Manchester City. The Reds were favourites for the Leicester City game but they could not make it count after they lost 1-0 due to the quality shown by Ademola Lookman in the second half.
Liverpool are undoubtedly one of the form teams in the Premier League and they have now won four games in a row in all competitions on the back of the convincing 4-1 win handed out to rivals Everton in their Merseyside Derby encounter in the league. Liverpool have showed character with the manner in which theyresponded to their first defeat in the Premier League this season.
The Reds were the only team without a defeat when they faced West Ham United away from home and they would go on to lose that unbeaten record via a 3-2 defeat. Trent Alexander-Arnold and Divock Origi scored the Liverpool goals, while Alisson Becker (own goal), Pablo Fornals and Kurt Zouma scored the goals for West Ham United.
Liverpool are reportedly eyeing a move for out-of-favour Real Madrid star Eden Hazard. It was revealed by El Nacional that the Reds want to sign the Belgian international, but his astronomical wage demands could be a stumbling block to the move.
The aforementioned media outlet disclosed that Liverpool want to seal a Premier League return for Hazard who has had a career to forget at Real Madrid. The Belgian national team skipper has not lived up to his status as one of the best players in his time at Real Madrid. Hazard is in his third season at Real Madrid and he's yet to set the world alight due to injuries and fitness issues.
Manchester United have been at their best in the league in recent times ahead of their matchup against arch rivals Liverpool. The rivalry between Liverpool and Manchester United is dated back to several decades and they are the best two teams in English football in terms of achievements and tradition.