Brentford vs Liverpool predictions: Toney's absence makes Reds' life easier
- Brentford have only kept two clean sheets in their last seven games in the Premier League
- Liverpool are looking for their third win in a row in the league away from home
- Recommended bet: Liverpool to win and over 2.5 goals
Liverpool will look to win their fifth Premier League game in a row when they travel to London to face Brentford at the Brentford Community Stadium on Monday evening.
Since losing 3-2 to Manchester City in the Carabao Cup, the Reds have beaten Aston Villa 3-1 and Leicester City 2-1, having seen off Tottenham 2-1 and Southampton 3-1 before the World Cup break.
Liverpool are only five points better off than Brentford ahead of kick-off, with the Bees unbeaten in five games in the top flight, winning two and drawing three in that run.
Brentford striker Ivan Toney will play no part in Monday's game after suffering a knee injury during the 2-0 win over West Ham on Friday night.
Bees boss Thomas Frank is hopeful the striker has not done any serious damage, but Brentford have yet to announce the severity of the injury.
Toney's absence means Yoane Wissa is likely to start in attack, while the club's top scorer will be joined in the treatment room by Kristoffer Ajer, Shandon Baptiste and Aaron Hickey.
Liverpool pair Harvey Elliott and Andrew Robertson both had to leave the field due to knocks during the 2-1 win over Leicester City on Friday.
Reds boss Jurgen Klopp does not believe either issue is serious, but he may decide to rest both due to the quick turnaround.
Arthur Melo, Diogo Jota, Luis Diaz and Curtis Jones remain long-term injury concerns, but Roberto Firmino and James Milner could return to the bench.
Fabinho missed the win over Leicester for the birth of his child, but he is expected to return to the Liverpool midfield.
Brentford are enjoying another fine season under Frank, and they are unbeaten in five in the Premier League, which includes a win over champions City at the Etihad.
At home, the Bees have managed to avoid defeat in their last four games, while Arsenal are the only team to have beaten them at the Brentford Community Stadium this season.
Liverpool have been impressive on the road recently, with Klopp's side winning three of their last four games in all competitions away from Anfield, the defeat coming at City in the Carabao Cup.
The Reds avoided defeat in both games against Brentford last season, with the first meeting in London finishing 3-3 before they recorded a 3-0 win at Anfield.
Toney's absence in the Brentford attack will be felt throughout the 90 minutes, as he is easily the club's top scorer having netted 12 times in the Premier League this season.
No other Brentford player has scored more than three goals.
There is a huge void to fill for Brentford but what could help them keep the game alive is Liverpool's fragile defence, who have kept just four clean sheets in the Premier league this season and none in their last six games.
The Reds have continued to grind out results even though they are vulnerable at the back, and an away win with over 2.5 goals looks appealing at 23/20 with LiveScore Bet.
Liverpool's last five Premier League matches have contained at least three goals, and that trend is expected to continue on Monday evening.