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Klopp admits ‘incredibly well-drilled & brilliant’ Brentford can beat Liverpool

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The Reds boss talks up the upcoming opponents, who are exceeding expectations in their first season in the Premier League.

Jurgen Klopp has admitted “brilliant” and “incredibly well-drilled team” Brentford stand a chance of beating Liverpool.

Liverpool resume Premier League action after a 3-0 victory over Norwich City in the Carabao Cup third-round by taking a trip to Brentford on Saturday.

The Bees, who last played in the English top-flight in 1947, have exceeded expectations so far, picking up eight points from their first five games of the campaign and sitting in the top half of the league table.

“Brentford are doing a brilliant job… how they recruit, how different they are, how much they show that even with less money, it’s really possible to create something really special,” Klopp said at his pre-match press conference (via Daily Mail).

“Yes, they have (a chance of winning). Not only because it’s football but because of the football they play. They’re an incredibly well drilled football team in this 3-5-2, or whatever they call it.

“Everyone knows what to do, everybody’s really to make the extra yard together with the new stadium. I saw the game against Arsenal, I saw them celebrating, which was absolutely great to see. We know what we have to expect there.

“It will be a really tough one, but rightly so. That’s football. We all have a chance, we all want to go for it. They want to go for it, for sure. We will obviously have a go as well. It’s a really important game for us. I’m looking forward to it.”