Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp conceded Premier League new boys Brentford have been price some extent of their 3-3 draw on the finish of a ‘wild experience’ within the capital.
Klopp’s males twice gave away leads on the Brentford Community Stadium in an early contender to be one of many video games of the season, and missed the possibility to maneuver three factors forward of Chelsea and Manchester United within the desk after their respective losses earlier within the day.
The Reds have nonetheless picked up greater than two factors per recreation throughout their opening six matches however will rue a possibility misplaced, having taken most factors from all video games bar their draw with Chelsea coming into Saturday’s tea-time kick-off.
“It was a wild ride,” Klopp instructed Sky Sports. “They deserved their three goals for the way they played. We obviously couldn’t deal with the long balls today but we should have scored more goals.
“I do not suppose you’ll be able to management them a lot better, we created a variety of clear-cut possibilities however could not take care of them defensively. These issues occur. We ought to have scored extra. If we win 3-2 or 4-3 we nonetheless have these struggles defensively. Toney and Mbeumo did very well.
“They deserved a point as well because they put up a proper fight. I respect that a lot. In the end there were situations we should do better – and then it could be a completely different game. Their goalie should have number 10 on his shirt with the balls that he played.”
Mo Salah grew to become the quickest participant in Liverpool historical past to attain 100 top-flight targets for the membership together with his second-half end, solely weeks after reaching 100 Premier League targets in whole within the fifth-lowest variety of video games within the division’s historical past.
Despite persevering with to interrupt particular person information, Klopp mentioned his Egyptian ahead would doubtless not be in celebratory temper.
He mentioned: “We gave him a shirt a couple of weeks ago with 100 on the back, we might have to give him another one now.
“I do know Mo, he is now sitting within the dressing room and excited about the 2 possibilities he did not rating. He’ll most likely be the quickest participant to attain 150 targets too – it is an impressive achievement, little doubt.”
Frank ‘loopy proud’ of Brentford character
Having overwhelmed Arsenal of their first ever Premier League recreation, Brentford claimed one other scalp of kinds by denying Liverpool victory, and in addition grew to become the primary group to attain thrice in opposition to them in a league match since Leicester in February.
“I’m crazy proud of the players and the way they kept going,” mentioned Bees head coach Thomas Frank. “I can’t remember when a team in the Premier League have scored three goals against them, especially when they’ve been in front.
“I believe going ahead we have been unbelievably good. We can do higher, we have to do extra for the primary two targets, after which we wanted some massive saves from David [Raya] however in addition they cleared off the road.
“We could have won it in the end. Coming back twice showed unbelievable character, we constantly wanted to go forward. I wanted us to defend a bit more, we gave more chances away than we have done in the first five games, but you need that big moment if you’re going to get points against the big teams.”