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Liverpool boss Klopp: Brentford incredibly brave team

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp admits he's an admirer of Saturday's opponents Brentford.

Klopp has tracked the progress of Thomas Frank's team, who were promoted from the Championship via the play-offs last season, with intrigue and appreciation.

Klopp “I really admire these kind of projects, if you want. They have a really special way of recruiting players, they are brave in pretty much all the things they do.

“They had tough things to overcome; being close and not getting promoted, obviously. Then being on the top, then had to go to the play-offs anyway, but made their way through. That already strengthens your character, let me say it like this.

“Now they are an incredibly brave team, to be honest. Their work against the ball, the press they play, is really good. So it will really be a tough one.

“High intensity, pressing like crazy, have a playing build-up but if the other team presses then they are not shy to go a bit more direct. In all positions, really exciting players. In the back three is probably the tallest in Europe – all three, massive players. All these kind of things.

“So, yeah, it's a challenge. They are in a new stadium so they enjoy that as well. It's an interesting thing and I really respect that a lot, but of course we go there for different reasons, not to tell them how much we like what they do.

“No, we want to get the points but we know it will be a tough one."

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