Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp delivers three injury updates after convincing Brentford win

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp delivers three injury updates after convincing Brentford win

WATCH NOW: Sports round-up as Liverpool hammer Brentford to go five points clear at the top of the Premier League table

Jack Otway

By Jack Otway

Published: 17/02/2024

- 15:01

Updated: 17/02/2024

- 15:15

The Reds are now five points clear at the top of the Premier League table

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has spoken out after his side's comfortable 4-1 win over Brentford at the Gtech Community Stadium on Saturday.

The Reds went ahead through Darwin Nunez in the 35th minute, wiht the Uruguay international scoring via a splendid lob over Bees goalkeeper Mark Flekken.

They then turned on the style after the break, with Alexis Mac Allister and Mohamed Salah extending their lead.

Ivan Toney sparked hope of a late Brentford comeback when he scored in the 75th minute after the ball was parried into his path by Caoimhin Kelleher.

Liverpool Jurgen Klopp Brentford

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has admitted to 'mixed emotions' after his side beat Brentford on Saturday


But Cody Gakpo got on the scoresheet to add gloss to a brilliant performance from Klopp's side and secure all three points.

While Liverpool won convincingly, however, the day wasn't perfect.

The Reds lost Nunez, Curtis Jones and Diogo Jota through injury, with Liverpool now sweating on their availability ahead of their clash with Luton on Wednesday night.

And Klopp has now provided an update on the trio by saying it 'doesn't look great'.

"It is mixed emotions, we lost players which we don't know how serious it is," he said.

"It doesn't look great for either of them.

"But what the boys did after 15 minutes was exceptional against a team set up to annoy you.

"Eighteen times a set piece is flying into your box, you need bodies and luck in a moment and a goalie as well, who played an incredible game.

"We played a good game from a specific moment on. We controlled them as much as you can and we are happy about that."

On whether his side have bad luck with injuries, he added: "Definitely.

"I think there was a knock on Curtis [Jones]. It was a challenge with Diogo [Jota] as well and Darwin [Nunez] we are not sure if he has something or not, he felt something.

"We will see. It was never easy for us, at the moment it is fine.

"We have 57 points and in a few days play again."

Alexis Mac Allister also discussed the result.

And the Argentina international admitted players were delighted - and made it clear how much he's loving life at Anfield following his summer arrival from Brighton.


Liverpool Darwin Nunez

Liverpool star Darwin Nunez scored a stunner before being forced out of his side's Premier League win over Brentford


He told Sky: "You can see how much it means to us, to win the game and that is what we want.

"We came to a place that everyone knows it tough and it was good to get the three points and win the game.

"I feel lucky. My idea is to learn football and I just try and do my best and I am feeling very good. That is what I like.

"When I was in Argentina I used to play the 10. I try to score and assist, that is very important.

"I am really happy with my goal but the most important thing is the three points."

Liverpool Cody Gakpo

Liverpool star Cody Gakpo celebrates his goal against Brentford on Saturday


On Salah, he added: "He is amazing. I am very happy for him. He has been out and a little bit frustrated about it but he came back and in just a couple of minutes, scored and assist. He is an amazing player and a great leader and an important player for us.

"We have an important game against Luton and Chelsea and we just try and take it game by game and do our best."

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