Liverpool win the treble and advance to second place in the absence of Mohamed Salah and Mane

Liverpool advanced to second place in the English Premier League with a 3-0 victory over Brentford, with goals from Fabinho, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Takumi Minamino at Anfield on Sunday.

Jurgen Klopp's team has passed Chelsea in the table and is 11 points behind leaders Manchester City, but Liverpool has one game in hand.

City beat Chelsea 1-0 on Saturday.

Liverpool missed duo Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane due to their participation in the African Cup of Nations, and initially struggled against the lumpy Brentford defense, but opened the scoring just before the break through a corner kick by Trent Alexander-Arnold and Fabinho headed into a goal.

Brentford tried to hold on and the result remained unchanged until the 69th minute when Oxlade-Chamberlain met a cross from Andy Robertson and added the second goal with his head from close range.

The Japanese substitute Minamino concluded the goals after exchanging the ball with Roberto Firmino near the visiting team's goal.

And especially Liverpool, the match without a number of its players present in the African Nations Cup, led by Egyptian star Mohamed Salah and Senegalese Sadio Mane.

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