Reds resume quest for second Klopp league title


LIVERPOOL’S pursuit of a second Premier League title in the Klopp era resumes today with an early kick-off at Brentford.

The Anfield side, who will lose the services of Jurgen Klopp at the end of this season, will be hoping to do the league double over Brentford, whom they hammered 3-0 in December.

The Reds have not been at their very best in recent weeks, but they have been scoring in the absence of Mo Salah, and there have been marked improvements at the back.

Collectively, this made them stronger and more difficult to beat, although Arsenal managed that quite easily a fortnight ago.

Liverpool lead both Manchester City and Arsenal, second and third, respectively, by two points. Klopp will have drilled into his side that they can hardly afford slipping up, lest those two trailing will take full advantage.

Liverpool will have to do without two of their star players, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Dominik Szoboszlai, both sidelined by injuries. Thiago has also been ruled out, following a recurring injury picked up last week.

The good news for Klopp, though, is the return from injury of left-back Andy Robertson and Conor Bradley, who returned from compassionate leave following the death of his father.

The 20-year-old deputised perfectly on the right in Alexander-Arnold’s earlier absence and will be expected to do so again.

Manchester United, who this week were reported to have the most expensively assembled football team in history (£1.2bil), travel to Luton Town tomorrow.

Erik ten Hag’s side should win that one and continue with their run of good results.

But a word of caution might not be out of place, as Luton have shown flashes of some good stuff of their own and might spring a small surprise on their more illustrious opponents.

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