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Brentford boss Thomas Frank disappointed by Liverpool loss after causing Reds problems

Brentford manager Thomas Frank admitted that he was upset following their loss to Liverpool in their Premier League clash today.

Liverpool won the match 1-0, with Mohamed Salah scoring the lone goal as the Reds recorded their sixth consecutive win.

However, they have been lucky to escape with victories in their last two games and it was no different against Brentford today.

There was a shove from Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk on Brentford striker Ivan Toney in the box that went unnoticed.

Brentford also had a Bryan Mbeumo goal just ruled out for offside. The Bees put on a solid display and caused Liverpool problems.

They pushed their opponents but were unlucky not to come away with something.

Frank said (via Brentford’s official website): “In many ways, it was a good performance.”

“It is always disappointing to lose and I know this business is black and white – it is about winning, but to get to a stage where you can have these more consistent performances [is great].

“If you compare the two performances from last year to this year, it’s a different level.  

“Today, I think we pressed really well throughout the game. The high pressure was really good in many situations, and we caused Liverpool a lot of problems.  

“With a bit more quality we could have played players in for bigger chances. 

“That’s the only thing that we probably missed, aside from the fantastic goal by Bryan [Mbeumo], which was just offside, was the final cross or the final slide ball.” 

The defeat halts Brentford’s run of two consecutive Premier League victories. They had failed to win any of their previous six.

However, the Bees sit comfortably in the top half of the table with 50 points. They have secured their stay in the top flight for another season.

They welcome West Ham United to the Gtech Community Stadium on Sunday. They will finish the season with games against Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City.

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