Despite a 3-0 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield, Brentford head coach Thomas Frank was pleased with large parts of the Bees’ performance on Sunday. 

The west Londoners created multiple good chances against the Reds, winning the expected goals battle against Jürgen Klopp’s side. 

And Frank was keen to praise his side, but highlighted their execution of the ‘big moments’ as an area they were lacking on Merseyside. 

“Today, in many ways, was a good performance,” said Frank.

“I was pleased with so many things. I loved the approach and the mentality of the team - we went to Anfield with an ambition and a belief that we could get something. 

“We were brave, we were aggressive, we pressed high, we created chances - we have never created that many chances here at Anfield.

"We had never given that few away too, of course they had chances, but we still kept them at bay okay here. So, in that way, it was a good performance.  

“What lacked was the big moments; we didn't take the big moments today, in our chances and especially in their second and third goal.” 

Another positive for the Bees was the performance of Yehor Yarmoliuk, after he made an impressive 20-minute cameo - something that has been a common theme over the last few matches - against Liverpool.

And Frank lauded the Ukrainian midfielder, who has stepped up in the absence of the Bees’ injured midfielders this season. 

The Brentford boss stated: “We big believe in Yehor. I think he's done better and better and, over the last five or six weeks, he’s trained well and showed that he should be part of this team.”