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Liverpool opened up a slender lead at the top of the Premier League after a thrilling 3-3 draw with Brentford.
It was the Bees who struck first through Ethan Pinnock midway through an action-packed first half, only for Diogo Jota to power home the leveller just minutes later.
Mohamed Salah turned the game on it's head by coolly slotting home his 100th Premier League goal, only for Brentford to sting back through Vitaly Janelt.
Academy graduate Curtis Jones looked to have thundered home the decisive strike before Yoane Wissa snatched a dramatic equaliser.
Here, Daily Star Sport takes a look at how Klopp's side got on during their rollercoaster clash with Brentford, starting with three things he got right…
Faith in Diogo Jota
Divock Origi gave his boss food for thought with his impressive performance in the 3-0 win over Norwich in midweek.
His rejuvenated display gave fresh optimism that the Belgian can salvage his future at Anfield and muscle in on a spot in Klopp's plans.
However, Klopp elected to keep faith with Jota despite his recent blanks in front of goal.
The Portuguese striker made an electric start to the season, with two goals in the Reds' first two Premier League games but had failed to net since.
But it only took him half an hour to rediscover his scoring touch in west London.
His powerful header drew Liverpool level just minutes after falling behind – and vindicated Klopp's call to keep faith with the ex-Wolves man.
100 up for Mohamed Salah
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Salah is so often the main man for Liverpool, and he got the Reds out of jail once again with his exquisite volley to nudge them ahead shortly after the break.
His cushioned finish was a fitting way to mark a century of Premier League goals since his 2017 switch from Roma.
After a disappointing spell at the Reds' title rivals Chelsea earlier in his career, Salah has bounced back to establish himself as one of the finest players in England.
With Salah fit and firing, Liverpool have more than a puncher's chance of challenging for the Premier League crown again this season.
Academy star shines
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Injury issues for Thiago Alcantara and Naby Keita forced Klopp into a midfield reshuffle.
That opened the door for Reds academy graduate Curtis Jones.
The 20-year-old made built on his impressive display in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night by making a fast, all-action start in west London, and didn't look out of place alongside Fabinho and captain Jordan Henderson.
He had the most touches of the midfield trio in the opening period and was a progressive outlet to drive the Reds play forward and even netted Liverpool's third goal with a thunderous strike.
Harvey Elliott had already seemed well on his way to nailing down a spot in Klopp's midfield plans, but Jones can fill that spot in the wake of Elliott's unfortunate injury blow.
And two things he got wrong…
Joel Matip recalled
The way that Klopp has eased £36m summer signing Ibrahima Konate into life in the Premier League should be commended.
The 22-year-old was made to wait for his league debut before starting last week's 3-0 win over Crystal Palace.
He showed promise, but it was also clear that it will take him time to adapt to the Premier League. With that being said, he's unlikely to come up against a more challenging first opponent than Crystal Palace's powerful striker Christian Benteke.
Klopp made the call to field him in the 3-0 win over Norwich in the Carabao Cup in midweek and instead recalled Joel Matip for Saturday's trip to Brentford.
Matip has formed a strong partnership with van Dijk but the Reds looked shaky at the back in the first half against the Bees.
After splashing out big bucks for Konate in the summer, surely now is the perfect time to give him a run of games alongside van Dijk now that he's had his first taste of Premier League football.
Cheap Brentford opener
Klopp was able to recall wing-backs Andrew Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold after the duo missed the Reds last league game against Crystal Palace – but the Anfield boss was let down by his defensive stars.
Alongside van Dijk, the trio form the basis of Liverpool's first-choice defensive unit – and you could even argue that Matip is first-choice too, despite the summer signing of Konate.
The Reds defensive unit failed to cover themselves in glory for the Bees' opening goal.
A smart set-piece routine saw the ball crawl across the six-yard box in slow motion, with Pinnock sliding home at the back post to punish a static Liverpool defence.
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