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Liverpool hero Aldridge: Brentford will stay up

Liverpool hero John Aldridge believes Brentford will stay up after last night's 3-3 draw with Liverpool.

Aldridge wrote for the Sunday World: "From what I saw against a very strong Liverpool line-up, Brentford will stay in the Premier League because they have a method of playing that will test a lot of opponents and they gave Liverpool plenty to ponder last night.

"Manager Thomas Frank encourages his players to mix things up, going direct when the time is right and then trying to do damage with their forward players.

"The Ireland sides I played in with Jack Charlton did that and while we were never the out-and-out long-ball team the critics suggested we were, using long balls can be effective when you are up against top class sides like Liverpool.

"Brentford's opening goal was a comedy of errors at the back for Liverpool, but their high energy approach had unsettled Liverpool before that.

"They are a powerful side and give you a physical test, so if you are not up for the challenge, you will come up short."


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