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Salah’s goal helped Liverpool win over Brentford at Anfield.

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Liverpool has won five straight games in the Premier League. Five of Liverpool’s last six games have seen Mohamed Salah score a goal. Liverpool has won their last four PL games by a goal or less. In their past three encounters across all competitions, these teams have scored three or more goals. Even though they have played one more game than their competitors, Jurgen Klopp’s team has won five straight games and is now only four points behind Manchester United in fourth place. The Reds will have optimism that their inconsistent season will conclude on a bright note and secure them a spot in the Champions League for next season if they defeat Thomas Frank’s Bees and close that margin to one.

Initial Observation

After a difficult April, Brentford’s chances of qualifying for Europe were starting to dwindle, but two victories in four days kept the team in the running. Four points behind Aston Villa and Tottenham, they are ninth in the standings going into the game. If the London club wants to advance, they must win on Merseyside. Liverpool opted for a 4-2-3-1 formation while Brentford opted for a 5-3-2 formation. Alisson, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson, Jones, Fabiano, Gakpo, Salah, Jota, and Nunez make up the starting lineup for Liverpool. Raya, Hickey, Zanka, Mee, Pinnock, Henry, Jensen, Janelt, Onyeka, Mbeumo, and Toney make up the Brentford XI. Also read:Football Transfer News,6th May 2024

Liverpool’s lead came through Mohammad Salah’s goal. At the initial set piece, Van Dijk was left unmarked where he passed onto Salah. Mohammad Salah has now scored 20-plus goals this season. Most of the possession was in Brentford’s half. In the 37th minute, a brilliant freekick was just wide from Ivan Toney. Mbeumo’s goal was waived off as the offside was given against him. Liverpool was looking deadly, and it was just a matter of time before the second goal. Liverpool defeated Brentford 1-0 in the English Premier League match on Saturday thanks to Mohamed Salah’s 100th goal at Anfield. Salah became the first red player to make an appearance in nine straight home meetings in all competitions with his bundled goal in the 13th minute, which was far from his greatest effort.

The Merseyside club’s sixth straight victory was more significant since it brought it closer to fourth-placed Manchester United in the league and gave it a chance to still make the Champions League. Fans heckled the national hymn, “God Save the King,” on the day of Charles III’s coronation because of what was thought to be a long-standing hostility to the status. Salah, though, gave the home crowd a reason to rejoice when he scored. He scored 30 goals for the third season in a row and fourth in the last six. With 186 goals, he is now tied for sixth position with Steven Gerrard on the club’s all-time goals list.

Game Changer Fabinho

Trent Alexander-Arnold’s passing from a novel hybrid midfield position has received a lot of attention, but it was Fabinho, playing in his more typical holding role, who created the winning score. Liverpool’s win over Brentford keeps their hopes alive for the Champions League football next season.

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Tejas Khaladkar
Tejas Khaladkar
This is Tejas Khaladkar, a football fan who supporting Liverpool FC for the last 5 years. Currently in the 1st year of pursuing a Bachelor's in Electronics and Telecommunication from Pune University. Besides this, I like to travel and read books. Also, I have played football at the national level.

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