Jurgen Klopp hit out at “nasty” Brentford on the pitch but admitted he was impressed with how the club operates off of it.
Liverpool travelled to the Brentford Community Stadium to face the Bees on Saturday evening, drawing 3-3.
In a thrilling contest, Yoane Wissa netted an equaliser.
But before the game, Klopp had some less than complementary things to say about Brentford.
Klopp, who was expecting a tough game, said ahead of the clash he isn’t a fan of some of the ‘nasty’ tactics the Bees employee on the pitch.
Klopp said: “I’m not surprised that’s the only way you can get up as a team like Brentford, no, it’s good the way they scout, the way they do it, so many things over the years so they finally get a reward which is nice.
“On the pitch, they are a little bit nasty so they don’t hesitate to do the things I don’t like so much.
“So that’s fine we have to be ready for a proper fight tonight.
“It’s clear that they will give their absolute everything, if we give our absolute everything it will be a proper match, if we give 90 per cent then it was waste of time to come here.”
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Liverpool fell behind early on after Ethan Pinnock fired Brentford ahead, but he soon left the field injured.
The Reds spun the game on its head before Brentford levelled.
Curtis Jones found the back of the net with a peach of a strike before the substitute Wissa cooly dinked the ball over Alisson and into the Liverpool net.
Brentford earned a hard-fought point against the Merseyside club.
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Liverpool were able to retain the top spot, and they now have a one-point advantage over Manchester City.
The top two clash next Sunday at Anfield.