Jürgen Klopp provides update on Liverpool injuries after win over Brentford


Liverpool defeated Brentford 4-1 at the Gtech Stadium in the Premier League on Saturday and manager Jürgen Klopp spoke about his side post-match.

Mohamed Salah scored on his return from injury with Darwin Núñez, Alexis Mac Allister and Cody Gakpo also on the score sheet for the Reds.

After today’s results, Liverpool sit at the top of the Premier League table, on a day when Arsenal hammered Burnley 5-0, and Manchester City were held to a 1-1 draw by Chelsea.

Jurgen Klopp (R) watches as Liverpool’s Diogo Jota is taken off on a stretcher.ADRIAN DENNISAFP

Liverpool’s issues

Liverpool pair Curtis Jones and Diogo Jota both went off with injuries in the first half of the encounter on Saturday.

Midfielder Jones left the stadium on crutches after picking up an ankle injury and the in-form Jota left the pitch on a stretcher. Liverpool’s injury issues compounded as Núñez was withdrawn with a knock after finding the net.

Klopp on injuries

“We have to see how [bad]. We don’t know that yet,” Klopp said post-match. “The fact Curtis cannot play on tells you it must be something because he would have played on at all costs.

“Diogo looks worse. I didn’t see it back but I heard the pictures didn’t look great. We have to see there.

“Darwin we took off because he said he felt a little something but it was enough for us to push the break, so we took him off.

“The performance level could have dropped (after the injuries), but it was the other way around.

“We played an exceptional game, by far the best game we’ve played at Brentford. Dealing with all the specific situations they create, and being as dominated you can somehow be, be calm in the right moments, be direct in the right moments, use their man-marking, play against the line. All these kind of things. I saw a top game.”

Luton next

League leaders Liverpool take on Luton Town at Anfield in the Premier League on Wednesday before facing Mauricio Pochettino’s Chelsea in the Carabao Cup final next Sunday.

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