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Liverpool have responded to keep up their slim Premier League title chances this weekend as they picked up a routine 3-0 win at home to Brentford.

Liverpool can close the gap on Manchester City to eight points, but the 2020 champions will need to win that all-important game in hand.

And as expected, Liverpool dominated from the off on Merseyside as Diogo Jota and Trent Alexander-Arnold wasted golden chances.

But despite another missed opening, as Alvaro Fernandez sprawled to keep out Virgil Van Dijk, Jurgen Klopp’s side edged ahead just before the whistle.

Trent’s corner bounced all the way through the Bees box and Fabinho stooped to nod past Fernandez.

And despite some signs of life from Brentford in the second 45, Liverpool hit cruise control late on.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain shrugged off his man to power home Andy Robertson’s ball before Roberto Firmino’s brilliant dink was steered home by Takumi Minamino.

Full Time from Anfield it’s Liverpool 3 Brentford 0

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Feargal Brennan

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