The Reds win comfortably at Anfield to reduce the points deficit between themselves and runaway leaders Manchester City to eleven points.
FULL-TIME AT ANFIELD: Liverpool 3-0 Brentford
Perfect birthday present for Takumi Minamino, who just scored as he turns 27 today.
77′ MIN: Takumi Minamino has surely made the points safe for Liverpool. The Reds capitalize on a defensive blunder by the Brentford goalkeeper as Minamino pokes home off an assist by Roberto Firmino.
GOOOAAAALLLL!!! Liverpool 3-0 Brentford (T. Minamino)
69′ MIN: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain doubles the lead for the Kop, ably assisted by Andy Robertson.
GOOAAALLL!!! Liverpool 2-0 Brentford (A. Oxlade-Chamberlain)
SECOND HALF UNDERWAY AT ANFIELD: Liverpool 1-0 Brentford
HALF-TIME AT ANFIELD: Liverpool 1-0 Brentford
44′ MIN: Brazilian international Fabinho heads the hosts in front off an assist by full-back Trent Alexander-Arnold.
GGGOOOOOOOAAAAALLLLL!!! Liverpool 1-0 Brentford (Fabinho)
The game begins at Anfield! Will Liverpool be able to shine without Salah and Mane today? We would find out at the end of 90 minutes!
Jurgen Klopp marks his 350th game in Charge of Liverpool.
Liverpool return to Premier League action this afternoon when they welcome Brentford to Anfield.
The Reds currently sit 14 points behind league leaders Manchester City, although Jurgen Klopp’s do have two games in hand.
Virgil van Dijk, Andy Robertson and James Milner all suffered knocks in the 0-0 Carabao Cup draw with Arsenal on Thursday, but are expected to be fit for this afternoon’s game.
While the Reds will once again be without Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Naby Keita, who are currently playing in the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.