Brentford vs Liverpool predicted line-ups: Team news ahead of Premier League fixture tonight

Liverpool will look to build on their strong start to the season when they travel to newly-promoted Brentford in the Premier League tonight.

Jurgen Klopp’s side have been hit by a couple of injuries in midfield with Thiago picking up a calf strain in the 3-0 win over Crystal Palace last weekend and Naby Keita also sustaining a knock in the Carabao Cup win over Norwich.

The Reds could make further changes with a trip to Porto on the horizon in the Champions League on Tuesday.

Brentford secured their first Premier League away win last weekend as Thomas Frank’s side won 2-0 at Wolves, before the Bees thrashed Oldham to advance to the fourth round of the Carabao Cup.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the match this evening.

When is it?

The match will kick off at 5:30pm on Saturday 25 September.

How can I watch?

It will be shown live on Sky Sports Main Event and Premier League, with coverage starting from 5pm. If you’re not a Sky customer you can grab a NOWTV Day Pass here to watch without a subscription.

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What’s the team news?

Liverpool are set to be without Thiago due to a calf injury while Naby Keita is also a doubt after he was substituted at half time against Norwich with a foot injury.

Trent Alexander-Arnold should return from illness after missing the win over Crystal Palace but Roberto Firmino is likely to remain out as he recovers from a hamstring injury.

Curtis Jones could come into midfield while Joel Matip is also set to return after being rested last weekend, but Jurgen Klopp could make further changes ahead of his side’s trip to Porto in the Champions League on Tuesday.

Brentford will hope left back Rico Henry will recover from an ankle injury as Shandon Baptiste returns from suspension after he was sent off against Wolves.

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Josh Dasilva remains out for Brentford with a long-term hip injury.

Possible line-ups

Brentford: Raya; Ajer, Jansson, Pinnock; Canos, Onyeka, Norgaard, Janelt, Henry; Mbeumo, Toney

Liverpool: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip; Van Dijk, Robertson; Fabinho, Henderson, Jones; Salah, Jota, Mane

Odds

Brentford: 11/2

Draw: 15/4

Liverpool: 4/9

Prediction

The Brentford Community Stadium is set to be bouncing as they welcome Liverpool but Jurgen Klopp’s side are in form and have the big-game experience to quieten the home crowd early. Mo Salah and Sadio Mane are in good goalscoring form and that should make the Reds too strong for Brentford here. Brentford 1-3 Liverpool

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