Brentford 3-3 Liverpool: player ratings , heroes and villains

The Reds were well below their best against the newly-promoted Bees.

Liverpool dejected after their 3-3 draw against Brentford. Picture: GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images

Liverpool will be disappointed to have picked up just a point at Brentford after being held to a rollercoaster 3-3 draw.

Ethan Pinnock gave the Bees the lead in the 27th minute before Diogo Jota equalised four minutes later.

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Mo Salah netted his 100th Premier League goal for Liverpool to put the visitors ahead on 54 minutes but Brentford hit back through Vitaly Janelt in the 63rd minute.

There was to be more drama when Curtis Jones' long-range effort edged Jurgen Klopp's side ahead once again with 23 minutes left.

But there was to be another turn when Yoane Wissa secured a memorable point for the hosts in the 82nd minute.

Heroes

- Yoane Wissa: the forward was introduced to rescue Brentford a point - and that's what he did. Liverpool's marking was almost a carbon copy of Janelt's goal, with three Brentford players queuing up at the back post unmarked. Wissa had the desire to get to the loose ball first and finish beyond Alisson.

- Ethan Pinnock: this time five years ago, the centre-back was playing non-league football. But he sent the Bees fans euphoric with his opening goal when he displayed grit to finish at the back post. A shame he had to come off injured before half-time.

- Curtis Jones: the academy product has had to be patient so far this season. But with injuries to Thiago, Naby Keita and Harvey Elliott, it was Jones who stepped up and ultimately earned Liverpool a point. His long-range effort might have taken a slight deflection but it looked like it might have been going in anyway.

Villains

- Andy Robertson: it was the Scot who played Sergi Canos onside in the build-up to Brentford's opener. Robertson also didn't have the same attacking threat of usual.

- Mo Salah: the Egyptian might have been on the scoresheet but he missed a glorious opportunity to put Liverpool two goals ahead, which would have earned the three points.

- Sadio Mane: the forward was well below his best. Mane struggled to keep hold of the ball in situations and his touch also let him down. He also snatched at chances that fell his way.

Player ratings

Brentford (3-5-2): Raya 7, Ajer 7, Jansson 6, Pinnock 7 (Jorgensen 43; 6), Canos 8, Onyeka 7 (Baptiste 68; 6), Norgaard 6 (Wissa 78; 7), Janelt 7, Henry 7, Mbuemo 8, Toney 8.

Liverpool (4-3-3): Alisson 6, Alexander-Arnold 6, Matip 6, Van Dijk 6, Robertson 5, Fabinho 5, Henderson 6, Jones 6 (Firmino 68; 6), Salah 6, Jota 6, Mane 5.