Liverpool 1 – 0 Brentford

Liverpool moved to within a point of fourth-placed Manchester United as Mohamed Salah’s 30th goal of the season sealed a 1-0 win over Brentford.

Salah’s 13th-minute opener from close-range brought him level with Steven Gerrard on 186 goals as Liverpool’s joint fifth-highest goalscorer after a bright start from the hosts at Anfield, where the pre-match rendition of the national anthem was drowned out on the day of King Charles’ coronation.

Liverpool were able to hold on for just their second clean sheet in seven games to extend their winning run to six and pile the pressure on their stuttering rivals Man Utd – who have two games in hand on the Reds – ahead of their trip to West Ham on Sunday evening.

Brentford had a goal disallowed for Bryan Mbuemo in the first half but lacked the cutting edge to break Liverpool down despite threatening in the second period. Thomas Frank’s side remain in the ninth, but Fulham can close the gap on their west London rivals to two with a win against relegation-threatened Leicester on Monday.

More to follow.

What’s next?

Liverpool head to relegation-threatened Leicester on Monday May 15. Kick-off 8pm.

Brentford host West Ham on Sunday May 14. Kick off 2pm. The Bees’ final two games see them visit Tottenham and then welcome Manchester City on the final day.

Liverpool’s remaining fixtures

May 15: leicester (A) – Premier League, kick off 8pm

May 20: AstonVilla (H) – Premier League, kick off 3pm

May 28: southampton (A) – Premier League, kick off 4.30pm

Brentford’s remaining fixtures

May 14: west ham (H) – Premier League, kick off 2pm

May 20: Tottenham (A) – Premier League, kick off 12.30pm

May 28: man city (H) – Premier League, kick off 4.30pm