They are the only team that can lay claim to that title, but there was an overwhelming sense of a missed opportunity on Saturday night.
For the sixth time in eight games, the Reds put the ball in the net on three separate occasions and while it was enough for a win in the first five it was not the case at Brentford.
“We came here and we played well but they’re a good side as well, so I thought a draw was actually fair,” Curtis Jones told LFCTV. “They’re a very good side, they were hard to play against, so fair play to Brentford.”
The manner of the draw made it a bitter pill to swallow for many, with disappointment the keyword for Jordan Henderson and Jones having failed to hold onto the lead:
For Fabinho, it was clear that the “fight” was very much on show from the team but now they have to quickly move on and conquer the next challenge:
Unbeaten with four wins and two draws, the highest-scoring team and currently top of the table is all the perspective that is needed for Virgil van Dijk, meanwhile.
A point is a point and while it was “not the result we came for,” it’s another added to the board:
Considering Liverpool‘s position throughout the game and having plenty of opportunities to seal the win, it was a tough result to take when you also consider the uncharacteristic errors.
A win over the latter will create an early four-point buffer and ensure Klopp’s side heads into the second international break of the season with a spring in their step. Let’s get to it!