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They had possession a lot, passing across our penalty area, and high pressed us. We sucked them in, and then we played out directly using a longer pass. Tactically, it was good, and it’s what we should have done against the likes of Barnsley last year, but in my opinion Toney is glancing it on better this season. He won a lot in the air and Mbeumo Is looking to feed off him. Mbeumo seems quicker this season, maybe he’s fitter. Raya was looking for Toney all through the game.
I’ve never seen a passing team get the ball from turning it over in defence to being in the attacking third as fast as Liverpool. By going longer with some incredibly accurate balls out to Toney in particular we were able to match Liverpool’s ability to get forward quicker than most teams can line up their defences. A few years back, particularly under Smith, we sometimes were guilty of trying to walk the ball into the net. We’re much more positive now.
 

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We were today - but that was the plan. Didn't look to play it short much and why should we? Ivan won everything and I mean everything in the air knocking it on to Bryan. Great game, could have gone either way, but we don't look out of our depth at all.
Great how our front two forwards tormented their defence and then our goals came from midfields and defenders.
 

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Watching from a lot higher up then I ever was at GP gives a much better tactical perspective. Liverpool's high press was effective, they would often have three players getting after ours when we tried to bring the ball out and they doubled up high up the flanks causing us problems. Their defence was vulnerable and over-relied on the speed and anticipation of VVD. Although we got caught a few times and conceded possession in dangerous areas our CBs were massive and Raya was inspired. His distribution long to Ivan was a potent weapon. Smart tactics by our coaching team paid off today and that free kick routine for the first goal must have been well rehearsed. I'll never tire of watching this game.
 

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Salah was very lucky his goal stood. Lucky for him Sergi played him onside way on the other side of the pitch.
It would probably have been offside last season, very close!
 

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Van Dijk looked very pissed off at the end.

Very bitter and billy big balls attitude about him and Henderson. Never stopped moaning to the ref. Henderson was a disgrace especially moaning about Ethan going down when it was clear that he had an injury.

It was summed up by at least half of their team just walking straight down the tunnel at full time and ignoring their fans. No class.
 

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Amongst all the hyperbole of the game and its amazing finale - it was easy to under-estimate just how cool under pressure Wissa was in dinking that ball over Allison. That was a lot more difficult than it looked and to do that in the 81st minute for an equaliser against Liverpool in front of the West stand- must have ice in his veins ! Props to Yoane :bounce:
 

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I didn't think the Arsenal game could be surpassed as an occasion but yesterday was just something else. I cannot help but salivate! I wonder what the worldwide TV audience was?
 

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I couldn't see any empty seats yesterday and the crowd certainly felt bigger than the other 2 Prem games yet was still no where near capacity. Is the shortfall just down to the segregation areas and the isolation zone?
 

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My 40th today and I don't think I could have had a better present even if Kelly Brook turned up with ice cream on her nipples.

First half thought we were the beer side after Salahs shot was cleared off the line and deservedly went ahead through Pinnock who then got injured and for me was on the pitch 10 mins too long leading to their equaliser.

They came out 2nd half with more intensity and VAR intervened for the first time this season although it was correct as Sergi was playing Salah onside on the far side.

At that point I'm resigned to a defeat as Liverpool don't concede goals - cue bedlam when Janelt just forces the ball over the line. A big deflection for their third and surely little old Brentford can't come back twice and score a third goal? Wronggg - Wissa pops up with a neat finish from a tight angle to send the home fans into raptures and seal a deserved point that could have been all 3 at the end with Toney offside and then denied by a goal saving tackle from Van Dijk.

Unbelievable effort from all the players and the belief that we can compete against anyone must be there for both players and fans now - bring on West Ham.

I dont normally like ice cream but the thought of Kelly and raspberry ripples stiffens the old todger
 

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Here is your Sunday Morning Fact Check courtesy of Untouchable (long ball merchants 😉 edition):
  1. Draw 3-3 at home with Liverpool ✅
  2. Another electric night under the lights at BCS ✅
  3. As a reminder of Liverpool’s footballing credentials: 19 times Champions of England, 6 European Cups, 7 FA Cups, 3 UEFA Cups, PL team since 1992 ✅
  4. BFC’s footballing credentials: bus stop in Hounslow, once gave away free sand ✅
  5. Not only did we compete with Liverpool, we created multiple chances and arguably we can be disappointed it wasn’t 3 points ✅
  6. If anyone wants to know how far we’ve come, 20 years ago yesterday we lost 2-0 away to Swindon in the third tier. ✅
  7. Raya not only continued his fine form at the start of the season but made of of the best saves any of us have ever seen ✅
  8. Ajer with a goal line clearance I never believed he would make. H/t to @Hippobee for reminding us that we only paid £1m more for him than we sold Mepham for. Amazing business. ✅
  9. Pontus showing again that he is PL class. An absolute rock at the back and could have had at least a brace last night. Captain fantastic ✅
  10. Janelt once again getting a vital goal for the Bees. One of our best players since he signed and who would begrudge him a call up to the German national team? ✅
  11. Ivan Toney. I still struggle to describe how amazing he is. Another assist. He terrified the Liverpool defence. Won everything in the air. Get this lad in an England shirt Gareth Southgate ✅
  12. Perfect tactics from TF. Everything from exploiting Liverpool’s weakness to long balls, to overloading the back post for crosses to substituting Norgaard for Wissa and being determined to go for the W ✅
  13. Still unbeaten at home against Liverpool since 1938 ✅
  14. Still in the top half of the table ✅
  15. Goal difference still positive ✅
  16. PPG achieved so far would see a comfortable mid table finish ✅
  17. 9 points clear of Norwich, 7 points clear of Burnley, 6 points clear of Leeds, Newcastle and Wolves ✅
  18. The West Stand once again showing why it’ll be one of the best ends in English football. Shamed the pathetic Liverpool fans who sang for a whole 8 minutes and only when they were 2-1 up ✅
  19. The post match disco inside BCS ✅
  20. Away to West Ham next. We’ve only played them twice in the last 60 years and I have very vivid memories of the 4-0 defeat in 1993. This Bees team is a different quality with a different mentality. The Hammers are getting smashed ✅
 
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  1. As a reminder of Liverpool’s footballing credentials: 19 times Champions of England, 6 European Cups, 7 FA Cups, 3 UEFA Cups, PL team since 1992 ✅
  2. BFC’s footballing credentials: bus stop in Hounslow, once gave away free sand ✅
:ROFLMAO:
 

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The acoustics in the stadium must be really quirky - I was in N121 and can assure you that the Scousers were singing all game.

Don't let the West Stand stop telling them and future opponents otherwise though!
 

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The acoustics in the stadium must be really quirky - I was in N121 and can assure you that the Scousers were singing all game.

Don't let the West Stand stop telling them and future opponents otherwise though!

They were and the Arsenal fans were pretty noisy too but it is only really in the East Stand that you can hear the away contingent, particularly when the rest of the grounds is as noisy as yesterday.
 

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Some reasonable comments on lfcreds forum, including:
'You know sometimes you just have to give credit to the other team.
Yes, we made mistakes but the way they played and fought. They deserve all the praise.'

So well done Brentford.
 

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Apologies if covered already but is it just me that thinks we had grounds for a foul (and if so possible red) when Van Dijk ‘pushed’ Toney off the ball in one on one right at the end?
 

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Apologies if covered already but is it just me that thinks we had grounds for a foul (and if so possible red) when Van Dijk ‘pushed’ Toney off the ball in one on one right at the end?
I thought Van Dijk won the ball cleanly?
 

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Apologies if covered already but is it just me that thinks we had grounds for a foul (and if so possible red) when Van Dijk ‘pushed’ Toney off the ball in one on one right at the end?
Unfortunately not, but a nice thought all the same.
 

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Apologies if covered already but is it just me that thinks we had grounds for a foul (and if so possible red) when Van Dijk ‘pushed’ Toney off the ball in one on one right at the end?
I think a fair shoulder challenge by van dijk and he was probably one of few defenders in whole division who would have been able to stop Toney !
 

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Well then - the morning after the night before. Everyone who reads this will probably have their memory on re run and overload today, after an evening of pure adrenalin, it was like sky diving for football followers, some nervous of what was to come but most just excited and this fixture with Liverpool did not disappoint.

The BCS was in good voice pre match, Klopp studied our warm up, we are new kids on the block and Klopp from years back is interested in us and how we go about things. He still is. Liverpool appeared like a footballing version of the Harlem Globetrotters, household names, Salah, Mane and Jota up front to make us grimace at the team sheet with Van Dijk shirt stating to all it's Virgil, he's that cool. But Frank is our professor, he thinks and respects but cares little about reputation against us and swapped Baptiste for Frank the Tank as we went in with the same line up as the Arsenal game on Day 1.

Early on Salah, scooted away, quicker than he looks and a mane of hair, he poked the ball through the onrushing Rayas' legs for the ball to run towards the line, Ajer slid and cleared and our Norwegian finished in the back of the net but the ball did not. Stunning stuff. Next a Toney flick and Mbeumo was away, he flicked past Allisson and the ball trickled towards the line but Matip had time to steady and clear Ajer style. Toney headed wide and Frank volleyed over. This was a breathless 15 and a sign of things to come.

A free kick set piece next, Norgaard dinked one out to Sergi who had caught the 'Pool defence expecting a deeper cross and Sergi crossed along the six yard area, Toney a brilliant backheel, Pontus missed a side foot slide and Pinnock was at the back post to slide in. 1 nil and the roof rattled on the new stadium. Within 3 minutes Liverpool were level Pinnock hampered by his hip sliding in for the goal, let the ball bounce and Salah fed Henderson, a perfect cross alluded Ajer desperate leap and Jota headed home. 1-1 and we all buckled into our seats.

Every player was giving everything, Rico dispossessed Salah in front of the North stand turned and sprinted up the wing. 'Rico' we boomed. Norgaard was playing against balls fizzed through and was everywhere, his engine revved to the max, Janelt and him were superb, whilst Toney gave Matip a torrid afternoon and Mbeumo made Virgil or is VVD look even sterner, Van Dijk looked moodier by the minute and beads of sweat were forming, Liverpool were having to work against little old Brentford.

A shot by the impressive Curtis Jones took a flick off Pinnock and thumped the post and came invitingly out to Jota who went to pass home and Raya right gloved the ball away like swatting a mosquito. It was one of the finest saves made by a Brentford keeper in years only Buttons at Norwich and Preston come near. 1-1 half time and Klopp had things to think about as his baseball cap was pulled deeper over his tactical head.

Second half Liverpool pinged it about, Fabinho a lovely ball over Ricos head and Salah swept it under Raya who gloved it into the corner. Salah first time strike proved he is top notch as the linesman flagged. Phew we all thought, but VAR noticed Sergi spectating marginally in front of Salah over the other side. Atwell made a picture of a TV Lionel Blair style and it was 2-1 to Liverpool. This is where the usual and traditional stories end and Liverpool canter to a win, not so with our team. We were slugging it out with a heavyweight, more impressively than Anthony Joshua.

A ball from Sergi and we overloaded the back post Trent Alexander Arnold defended more like Terence Trent D'Arby and Pontus swiveled and blasted one to bounce of the upright and down, Janelt headed the rebound up like a performing seal and then decided to outjump Virgil who was more like his Thunderbird character with his leaden booted jump and Vitaly headed home whilst Jones tried to click. We all bounced as Vitaly slid and was mobbed and Hansi Flick the watching German Head Coach put a great big tick against Vitalys' name for a future international. 2-2 this wasn't in the script.

Within 4 minutes Curtis Jones cut in and unleashed a rocket that flew off Ajers knee and over the diving Raya, 2-3 the joy had lasted mere minutes and normal service was resumed. Jones who will be a super player left to be replaced by Firminho as the North Stand now had the dazzling lights and Robbie's bleached teeth to contend with. He is from the Klopp school of Persil type dentistry. A beautiful move from Jota to Mane slide ball to Salah who scooped it over Raya on to the roof of the net. Mo is human after all. Big chance. Next Frank pulls off a masterstroke as we all feel weary ourselves watching this high intensity duel. Norgaard off and Wissa on. 3 up front, the next goal is Thomas' mantra, here in all its glory.

A ball from Baptiste who had a brilliant cameo replacing a yellow carded Frank the Tank and Toney created mayhem on Trents shoulder again, Wissa gently danced through the prone bodies and clipped it over the Brazilian keeper. 3-3 and the place went nuts whilst Wissa celebrated cross-legged with a moment of Zen meditation. A perfect moment in amongst the bedlam that was around him with a capital B.

Another press and Toney off the shoulder smacks one in the corner on the run. 4-3 the feeling if bottled was life itself in a nutshell, for 10 seconds a better feeling you will never experience then the crashing reality of a raised linesman flag. Into added time and Sergi fed a marauding Toney stride to stride with Van Dijk this was a clash of the heavyweights as both went at it. Virgil leaned in and like two tall oaks they came crashing to the ground. Brilliant defending as Virgil scowled at Toney, VVDs script had been shredded by now. Up the other end and Bobby the Teeth Firminho blinded Raya with his smile as he pushed the chance away as the cool Zanka cleared the mayhem. 3-3 and the whistle blown. It was a cheer throatier than the Arsenal game. This was Premier League at its finest. The game of the season Sky yelled.

We celebrated to Ultra Nate 'Free' song as the whole ground bounced. We were free of the lower divisions and dipping our bread in the top tables gravy. This was just a fantastic game, our team of 14 complete heroes and warriors, we as the crowd knew it and played the 15th man. Liverpool trudged off heads down 2 points dropped and could have scored 8, ya di ya di yah..... In life sometimes the opposition are a bit better than you think and Van Dijk and Henderson will reflect this morning on their collective bruises that the Bus stop in Hounslow have something more about them than plucky underdogs. We have arrived if you were to single anyone out it would be Raya as his game since promotion is almost flawless and a Spanish cap awaits, but in truth Mbeumo and Toney hurt them and badly, Klopp knew it.

Today is a day of reflection, one of the best football matches anyone associated with Brentford have watched, the level our team is at times frightening, we traded with one of the best six teams in Europe, to say we are proud doesn't cover it. Football is the very best of things and whilst Petrol and Food supplies struggle to reach us, this Brentford team doesn't. Frank has this team where he wants them, competing, believing and entertaining, off to the Olympic stadium next week for a day out at West Ham. I for one can't bloody wait.
 
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Some reasonable comments on lfcreds forum, including:
'You know sometimes you just have to give credit to the other team.
Yes, we made mistakes but the way they played and fought. They deserve all the praise.'

So well done Brentford.
"Did we get any away tickets? Haven’t heard a single song yet!!"
 

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Apologies if covered already but is it just me that thinks we had grounds for a foul (and if so possible red) when Van Dijk ‘pushed’ Toney off the ball in one on one right at the end?

So many great moments but watching Van Dijk and Toney in a one on one race was a classic moment. No other centre halve would have stopped Ivan getting clear, the fact it was the worlds best shows Toneys level of performance. I think it was a fair challenge and Van Djik had to use all his skills to make it; two great players at the peak of their game.

Reviewing the game it took a team who were PL winners and Champions of Europe just over a year ago to use every last bit of energy and ability to leave Brentford with a point. What a proud night for Brentford, we were at such a high level of performance on and off the field.
 

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Great day, great performance. Showed we can mix it with the elite at this level.

However, some of the shine was taken off pre-match by Brentford supporters chanting “murderers, murderers” repeatedly on the walk between Kew Bridge and the stadium and when one lone Liverpool fan (older chap, clearly not handy in a fight as he looked a bit unsteady on his feet) said something he was rounded on, squared up to and, eventually, spat on before the group walked off chanting “B B BYE”. Utterly embarrassing, especially when some on here glorify that particular section of our support. I hope he was OK.
They are grade A cowards and nowhere to be seen when there’s a real ruck. Stone Island ****s.
 

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I couldn't see any empty seats yesterday and the crowd certainly felt bigger than the other 2 Prem games yet was still no where near capacity. Is the shortfall just down to the segregation areas and the isolation zone?
We are only licensed for around 400 more seats than that. I assume this figure is taken up by the segregation areas.
 

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The acoustics in the stadium must be really quirky - I was in N121 and can assure you that the Scousers were singing all game.

Don't let the West Stand stop telling them and future opponents otherwise though!
Interesting, I was in N122 and other than the very very occasional ‘Liverpool, Liverpool’ I didn’t hear them at all until they scored the second.

Thought they were much quieter than Britton. Albeit the rest of the ground was far louder than against Brighton so maybe that contributed to us hearing nothing just 2-3 blocks away from them
 

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That passage of play when Toney was through only for van Dijk to cover brilliantly. Liverpool go up the other end and Pontus toes it goalwards, another superb Raya save (that seem to be customary this season). Frank and Klopp sharing a look of appreciation and respect. That all in the dying stages after a game where both sides absolutely went hell for leather. It was just the perfect advert for the Premier League
 

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That passage of play when Toney was through only for van Dijk to cover brilliantly. Liverpool go up the other end and Pontus toes it goalwards, another superb Raya save (that seem to be customary this season). Frank and Klopp sharing a look of appreciation and respect. That all in the dying stages after a game where both sides absolutely went hell for leather. It was just the perfect advert for the Premier League
This game illustrates why premier league football catching fire in USA. The passion the speed of play and fact there are no gimmes and have jeopardy if relegation which does not exist in USA
 

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Van Dijk looked very pissed off at the end.

If you’d been completely owned and utterly, utterly humiliated repeatedly, live on globally television, by a bloke who was playing for Peterborough a year ago and now starts for a bus stop in Hounslow, you’d look pissed off too :)
 

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Fantastic entertainment on TV and pundits and commentators full of praise for our performance.

Was concerned that the gulf in class would result in a comfortable win for Liverpool. There is no doubt they are a frighteningly good team full of talent and this allied to speed of thought had the potential to make an embarrassing TV watch. A view shared by all the plastic “ pool” fans in the pub, for the majority of them Minehead is about as close as they have got to Anfield.

Working as I was, and with everyone knowing my allegiances I was getting a lot of grief pre match. When we scored I did get a tad excited however when they equalised and then took the lead I had to put up with some very smug comments as they felt it was all over and Liverpool would now steamroller us.

At 3-2 up they were getting very cocky but when Wissa equalised again and then Ivan scored what might have been the winner were it not for offside flag I am afraid my behaviour and language was not that of someone nearly 70 !!!! I beleive I might owe some apologies to our punters at the pub in the next few days!!!!!!

The plastic Liverpool fans were not overly generous in their comments after the game however the neutrals who were watching were more than impressed in our performance and joined in the discussions about the transfer fees of the respective clubs saying off the bat that we should be the Blue Print for all clubs

So so proud to be a Brentford fan, especially as the Landlord supports Liverpool and who, when I saw him out with my dogs this morning gave me a very specific gesture!!!!!
 

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Great day, great performance. Showed we can mix it with the elite at this level.

However, some of the shine was taken off pre-match by Brentford supporters chanting “murderers, murderers” repeatedly on the walk between Kew Bridge and the stadium and when one lone Liverpool fan (older chap, clearly not handy in a fight as he looked a bit unsteady on his feet) said something he was rounded on, squared up to and, eventually, spat on before the group walked off chanting “B B BYE”. Utterly embarrassing, especially when some on here glorify that particular section of our support. I hope he was OK.
That has really changed the complexion of the evening for me. They need treating severely, ignorant scum.
 

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I couldn't see any empty seats yesterday and the crowd certainly felt bigger than the other 2 Prem games yet was still no where near capacity. Is the shortfall just down to the segregation areas and the isolation zone?
Unbelievably there were two empty seats next to ST holders who had been at Arsenal and Brighton - probably couldn't work out how to use the ticket exchange.

North Stand was rocking though - need to watch the match again to see how loud it sounded on TV.
 

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