MATCHDAY: Liverpool gets Brentford test; Marseille in action

A look at what’s happening in European soccer on Monday:


Top-four chasing Liverpool plays at midtable Brentford in the only Premier League game on Monday. A win would move Jurgen Klopp’s team above fifth-place Tottenham. Liverpool won’t be allowed to get over-confident, though. Brentford, which won 2-1 at Manchester City before the World Cup break, beat West Ham 2-0 on Friday and Klopp is wary of facing the London club. Both sides are in good form. Liverpool is chasing its fifth straight league win while Brentford is on a five-game unbeaten streak.


Third-place Marseille will be in a confident mood when it travels to play Montpellier in the French league following a 6-1 win that saw veteran playmaker Dimitri Payet back in form and among the scorers against Toulouse on Thursday. Rennes needs a home win over midtable Nice to move above Monaco into at least fourth place in the chase for a Europa League spot. After a narrow 2-1 defeat at league leader Paris Saint-Germain, struggling Strasbourg hosts Troyes while Lille faces Reims at home.


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