BEES boss Thomas Frank believes there were plenty of positives despite his side's 3-0 defeat at the hands of Liverpool.

The Reds had been frustrated by Brentford for 44 minutes until midfielder Fabinho nodded home from a corner just before the interval for his third goal in a week to break the deadlock.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scored his first league goal at Anfield since July 2020 and Takumi Minamino, on his 27th birthday, added the third.

Brentford manager Frank – whose side have now lost four of the last five in the league – the performance still had positives.

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Brentford manager Thomas Frank at full time against LiverpoolBrentford manager Thomas Frank at full time against Liverpool

He said: “I thought we played 60 very good minutes and maybe even better the first 45.

“We played unbelievably well structured and with good discipline, defended low very well, put the bodies on the line when needed, gave nothing away in open play.

“We conceded on a set-piece and that should never happen. If you want to get a good result against a world-class team then you can never concede on a set-piece.

“Unfortunately we did that.

“I said to Jurgen I would have loved to see what would have happened if it had been 0-0 at half-time.

“When they scored to make it 2-0 it was a done deal.”