Liverpool aim to return to winning ways following three Premier League games without a victory, while Brentford will hope to deny the Reds three points once again
The Reds have fallen 11 points behind leaders Manchester City, although they do have a game in hand on Pep Guardiola’s side, and cannot afford to drop any more points if they wish to gain ground on last season’s champions.
Brentford, meanwhile, are having an impressive first season in the top flight and already sit 12 points above the drop zone heading into this weekend, although they know they aren’t completely safe just yet.
Avoiding defeat here is a big ask but even a point would prove to be a huge result for the Bees, who lost 4-1 at Southampton on Tuesday.
Liverpool are also coming off the back of their own midweek venture, having hosted Arsenal in the first leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final, so both teams can be expected to make one or two changes for this fixture.
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When is Liverpool vs Brentford?
Liverpool vs Brentford will kick off at 2pm on Sunday, January 16 at Anfield.
The last meeting between the two sides produced a thrilling 3-3 draw back in September, as the hosts came behind twice to salvage a point at the Brentford Community Stadium.
The tie was level at half-time following goals from Ethan Pinnock and then Diogo Jota, before Mohamed Salah and Curtis Jones put the Reds ahead twice, only for Vitaly Janelt and Yoane Wissa to equalise on both occasions.
How to watch
The game has not been selected for live coverage but highlights will be available on Match of the Day 2 at 22:30.
The highlights will also be available to stream via iPlayer and the iPlayer app.
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Liverpool are set to be without seven of their first-team players ahead of this clash on Sunday, due to injuries and Africa Cup of Nations absentees.
Thiago (hip), Divock Origi (knee), Harvey Elliott (ankle) and Nathaniel Phillips (head) are all sidelined for this fixture as they continue to recover from their long-term injuries.
Elsewhere, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Naby Keita are all on AFCON duty in Cameroon for the remainder of the month.
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Brentford have had horrendous luck of late with regards to injuries and positive Covid-19 tests, but things have improved, despite Thomas Frank still being likely to miss six of his players.
Frank Onyeka is at AFCON 2021 and the game will come too early for Mathias Jorgensen (thigh), but Rico Henry (thigh) is expected to make a return to the side.
Josh Dasilva (groin), David Raya (knee), Charlie Goode (thigh) and Julian Jeanvier (knee) are all out, however.