Liverpool 3-0 Brentford: Nunez’s Salah assist record, Anfield equals 1980, the fab four.

Liverpool 3-0 Brentford: Nunez’s Salah assist record, Anfield equals 1980, the fab four.

Liverpool heads into the international break as the closest challengers to Manchester City's throne in the Premier League, following a convincing 3-0 victory over Brentford at home.

Despite Darwin Nunez's two disallowed goals for offside in the first half, he played a pivotal role in setting up Mohamed Salah for his 148th Premier League goal. Salah's 39th-minute opener etched his name in history as the first player to score in each of Liverpool's first six home league games of a season, a feat achieved by only three others in Premier League history.

Salah added his 149th on 62 minutes, and Diogo Jota sealed the deal on 74 minutes, marking Liverpool's first nine consecutive home wins by at least two goals since October 1980.


Exploring Nunez's Impact

In the face of Nunez's eighth goalless outing in 11 games this season, questions arise about his game improvement. Beyond the goal tally, Nunez's seven assists, all for Salah, highlight his all-round contributions and remarkable connection with the prolific striker.

Dynamic Fab Four

Liverpool's freescoring strikers, Salah, Nunez, Cody Gakpo, Jota, and Luis Diaz, have been a formidable force, contributing to 20 of the club's 24 goals. Rarely starting together, this quartet showcased their prowess, creating numerous chances and highlighting Nunez's relentless attacking efforts.

Home Form and Anfield's Fortitude

Liverpool's superb home form, winning all six Premier League games at Anfield this season, remains a testament to their comfort on familiar turf. Jurgen Klopp's emphasis on aggressive, fast-paced football resonates well with the home crowd, raising the question of whether they can replicate this form on the road to solidify their title challenge.

VAR Drama and Klopp's Perspective

VAR decisions played a role, with Nunez's goals ruled out for offside. Klopp voiced his concerns about scheduling, particularly the clash with Manchester City, questioning the decision to play such a significant game on Saturday at 12:30 pm.

Looking Ahead

The focus shifts to Liverpool's challenging encounter with Manchester City on November 25, a venue where they haven't won in the league in seven seasons. Klopp reflects on the difficulty of scheduling after the international break, emphasizing the need to be ready for a tough showdown.

As Liverpool gears up for the next chapter in the Premier League, their journey continues with a Europa League clash against LASK of Austria on November 30. The question lingers: Can Liverpool maintain their momentum and make a statement against the reigning champions?

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