‘Football is so strange ‘ – Premier League manager cannot believe Liverpool struggles

‘Football is so strange ‘ – Premier League manager cannot believe Liverpool struggles

Premier League boss Thomas Frank cannot believe Liverpool’s struggles this season, with the Reds having been on course to win the quadruple at one stage last time out.

The Brentford manager believes the Reds have been unlucky this season, adding that they should have won more titles in recent years.

The Bees travel to Anfield to take on Liverpool in the Premier League on Saturday evening, with both sides in fine form going into the match.

Premier League boss can’t believe Liverpool struggles

The Reds have endured a very miserable season this time around, with Jurgen Klopp’s men currently sitting fifth in the Premier League table.

They were knocked out in the fourth round of the FA Cup by Brighton, having been eliminated from both the League Cup and the Champions League at the round of 16 stage to Manchester City and Real Madrid respectively.

Liverpool do still have a slight chance of making the top four in this season’s Premier League, but they look set to have to rely on Manchester United or Newcastle dropping points, as well as winning their own matches.

Up next for the Reds is a home test with Brentford, with Bees boss Frank still struggling to comprehend why their upcoming opponents have struggled so much.

“Sometimes I try to get my head around that Liverpool last year were so close to the perfect season,” said Frank, as quoted by LiveScore. “They played every possible game they could and just missed out by a point in the league. And they played a Champions League final they should have won, they were unlucky. 

“Now this year they are, in their terminology, struggling a little bit and that is only losing [Sadio] Mane. Football is so strange.

“I think the job they have done there over the last four or five seasons should have brought even more titles for them. I think they have been quite unlucky.”

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Premier League extension for Bees ace

Liverpool go into the Premier League clash on a five-match winning run, a scenario that may give Brentford plenty of fear due to the soaring confidence levels that Klopp’s team are currently enjoying.

But the Bees can take plenty of confidence from their three-match unbeaten run, as well as the reverse fixture this season, when they defeated the Reds 3-1 in West London at the beginning of January.

Yoane Wissa, Bryan Mbeumo and an Ibrahima Konate own goal helped the hosts to the superb victory, with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain netting for the visitors.

One of the scorers on that day in Wissa has delighted his manager by extending his spell in the Premier League, with the attacker agreeing a new deal at Brentford until 2026.

The 26-year-old joined the Bees from Lorient in 2021, and currently boasts 70 appearances for the Premier League side.

“He’s a very important player,” said Frank. “It is a privilege to have a player that we know can always provide goals. I think that is a very important skillset to have in the squad and then it is up to me to find and put the best players on the pitch.

“He is very, very good to work with and fantastic for the group, so I’m very pleased we managed to extend his contract.”

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