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Jurgen Klopp heaped praise on Brentford after excellent start to this season ahead of Liverpool clash

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Jurgen Klopp praises Brentford and says high-flyers have created ‘something very special’ after an excellent start to their Premier League return… while the Liverpool boss also hails the ‘brilliant’ Thomas Frank

  • Brentford flies high in the middle after a good start to life in the Premier League
  • Thomas Frank’s squad took impressive victories over Arsenal and Wolves
  • Ahead of Liverpool’s journey to confront them, Jurgen Klopp cheered the Bees on
  • He also reserved a glowing review for Frank’s work on a budget











Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has praised Premier League newcomers Brentford after their stellar start to life back at the top, praising their style of football and Thomas Frank’s work.

Brentford secured promotion through the championship play-offs last season, and has already made his mark this season after taking an opening win over Arsenal and moving into the middle of the pack.

However, their next test comes against title contender Liverpool this weekend, and Klopp didn’t hold back in his glowing assessment of his side’s opponents during his pre-match press conference.

Jurgen Klopp has plenty of praise for Brentford ahead of Liverpool’s clash with the high flyers

Premier League newcomers Brentford have impressed this season and are currently sitting in the middle of the table

Premier League newcomers Brentford have impressed this season and are currently sitting in the middle of the table

Asked about how refreshing Brentford was, Klopp said: “Absolutely amazing. I saw Thomas Frank’s press conference and it was one of the most entertaining things I’ve seen in years.

“It was half an hour talking about all the different players. It was very good. We should start with that. The football they play is incredible. The organization they have is also incredible. Thomas is clearly doing a wonderful job.

“Brentford is doing a great job…how they recruit, how different they are, how much they show that even with less money it really is possible to create something really special.”

Ivan Toney (L) took the win at Wolves, giving Brentford a second win this season

Ivan Toney (L) took the win at Wolves, giving Brentford a second win this season

Liverpool have also made a good start and will be tipped to take all three points from their journey to West London tomorrow night, although Klopp has admitted the hosts have a chance to get a good result themselves.

“Yes, they have (a chance to win),” he added. “Not just because it’s football, but also because of the football they play. They are an incredibly well trained soccer team in this 3-5-2, or whatever they call it.

“Everyone knows what to do, everyone really has to make the extra garden together with the new stadium. I saw the Arsenal game, I saw them celebrating, which was absolutely amazing to watch. We know what to expect there.

‘It will be a very tough one, but rightly so. That’s football. We all have a chance, we all want to go for it. They definitely want to go for it. We will of course also get started. It’s a very important game for us. I look forward.’

Boss Thomas Frank's work has also been praised by Klopp, who says he is doing 'brilliant work'

Boss Thomas Frank’s work has also been praised by Klopp, who says he is doing ‘brilliant work’

Klopp revealed that Thiago Alcantara is out due to injury until after the international break

Klopp revealed that Thiago Alcantara is out due to injury until after the international break

He also provided an injury update for supporters, which revealed that Thiago Alcantara will be ruled out with a calf injury until after the international break next month. Naby Keita will also be absent against Brentford.

Speaking of Thiago’s setback, Klopp said: “It is not 100 per cent clear when he will be back. It’s a muscle in the calf. It’s a problem, that’s for sure. Probably after the international break. I don’t think it would be sooner.’

And while he admitted Keita’s own problem is “nothing serious,” Klopp added that the injury remains painful, which will at least rule him out tomorrow.

‘[It is] nothing serious, but it sure keeps him out of Brentford,’ he said. “Maybe a little longer, we’ll see. It’s painful and we need to see how he handles it. It’s not cool. He had a good preparation and played a lot of games, but it happens.’

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