A 3-3 draw in West London back in September summed up all that was good and bad about both teams. An attacking spectacle built on high energy, defensive concerns are as prevalent for Thomas Frank as they are for Jurgen Klopp, it seems.
Neither side head into the game in brilliant form, either.
While Liverpool’s Carabao Cup semi-final with Arsenal in finely poised for a thriller at the Emirates Stadium next week, the manner of their performance was certainly disappointing given how long they played against ten men.
Brentford, meanwhile, were roundly beaten 4-1 away at Southampton on Tuesday night, only adding to their problems on the road.
Here’s everything you need to know about the game...
Date, kick-off time and venue
The Premier League game is scheduled for a 2pm GMT kick-off time on Sunday January 16, 2022.
Anfield in Liverpool will host the game.
Where to watch Liverpool vs Brentford
The game will not be broadcast live in the UK.
Live blog: You can follow up-to-the-minute updates from the match with Standard Sport’s live blog.
Liverpool vs Brentford team news
Klopp has confirmed there are no fresh injury concerns following the Arsenal draw, while hinting Divock Origi is making good progress on his return.
For Brentford, Frank has confirmed that Alvaro Fernandez will continue in goal even despite David Raya’s return to training.
Liverpool vs Brentford prediction
The meeting earlier in the season was absolutely thrilling but neither side look quite as strong in an attacking sense. Still, Liverpool being at home surely makes them favourites.
Liverpool to 1-0.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
Liverpool wins: 9
Brentford wins: 3