Brentford add Liverpool to elite casualty list after beating Manchester United and Man City as Bees put Reds to sword without Ivan Toney
Brentford moved up to seventh in the Premier League with a stunning 3-1 triumph over Liverpool on Monday night.
The Bees have added the Reds to an ever-growing list of elite victims, having already beaten Manchester United and Man City this season.
Even without 12-goal hero Ivan Toney, Thomas Frank’s men beat Jurgen Klopp’s dismal side as Yoane Wissa and Bryan Mbeumo added an own goal from Ibrahima Konate.
In truth, Brentford could have scored four goals at half-time, just as they were against United, having scored two goals due to narrow offside calls.
Despite a second-half fightback from Liverpool, with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain pulling one back, the Bees held on and restored their two-goal lead to send Gtech Community Stadium into rapture.
Toney’s knee injury will only rule him out for this game, but with an FA investigation into betting violations looming over the talisman, Brentford will be delighted with Wissa and Mbeumo’s contribution.
The Bees toppled Arsenal and Chelsea last season – and their latest scalp sees them fully set to challenge Europe in 2023.
Not bad for a club often described as a bus stop in Hounslow.
Speaking on a commentary for talkSPORT, former Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy said: “It’s really amazing.
“It shows you what good coaching, a great work ethic and friendliness can accomplish.
“It’s not always about 100 million players. It’s a lot of hard work with a good coach, who knows his tactics and knows the personalities he wants in this team.
“Players who want to work for each other, want to improve, do what the coach wants and work together for the public. Incredible things can be achieved with that solidarity and unity.
For Liverpool, they remain four points behind Manchester United in fourth, having played one extra game.
Serious questions will be asked now that the Reds have already dropped more points this season than they have in the entirety of the 2021/22 campaign.