Your morning digest for Sunday, September 26
Liverpool get Virgil van Dijk ‘shock’ as Jurgen Klopp warning goes unheeded
Brentford became the second team to take points off Liverpool this season as they drew 3-3 with Thomas Frank’s side on Saturday evening.
It was a thrilling 90 minutes in West London, but two points dropped rather than a point gained for Liverpool, who struggled against the Premier League newcomers.
Virgil van Dijk is back in action this season after a long injury lay-off but he evidently struggled against Brentford and it will be a game he’ll want to forget.
Ivan Toney caused more problems for the Dutchman than most as Jurgen Klopp’s side shipped as many goals in 90 minutes as they had in their previous seven games this campaign.
To read the full verdict from Ian Doyle, click here .
Liverpool fans love what Emiliano Martinez did before and after Manchester United penalty
Elsewhere in the league, Liverpool’s title rivals Chelsea and Manchester United were both defeated for the first time this season.
Liverpool may have failed to capitalise on Saturday’s earlier results, but supporters were left amused by what Aston Villa goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez did against United.
Villa were 1-0 up in stoppage time but goalscorer Kortney Hause conceded a late penalty to hand United a lifeline.
Bruno Fernandes took, and missed, the spot kick but prior to the penalty, Martinez could be seen taunting Cristiano Ronaldo.
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