More injuries mire impressive win over Brentford

It was a bag of mixed emotions as points were gained, but players lost.

Brentford FC v Liverpool FC - Premier League
Brentford FC v Liverpool FC - Premier League / Ryan Pierse/GettyImages

Saturday was a whirlwind of emotions if you are a follower of Liverpool in anyway. Four goals were scored away to Brentford and the three points secured, however two major players were lost and the early indications do not look good.

Liverpool came into Saturday's match with a whole host of talent already sidelined with injury. Names like Trent Alexander-Arnold, Dominik Szoboszlai, Thiago and more have kept the training staff busy all season.

Diogo Jota and Curtis Jones appear likely to give the staff and Jurgen Klopp a fresh headache, especially ahead of the League Cup Final in little over a week.

Darwin Nunez, who was one of the goal scorers against the Bees, was also removed at halftime because he felt something small and Klopp and his crew deemed it not worth the risk.

His replacement, Cody Gakpo, also scored so that worked out. Darwin's issue does not seem to be a major concern so that is a silver lining at least.

As for Jota, Klopp did not sound too optimistic about things;

"Diogo looks probably the worst; I didn't see it back but I heard the pictures didn't look great as well, so we have to see there."

It's a cruel twist of fate as Jota was named the January Premier League Player of the Month just this week. He has been in fine form and was playing a key role for the squad.

The same can be said for Jones who in the last few months has become a staple in the midfield Starting XI. When asked about the talented Englishman, Klopp was equally as concerned.

"Curtis got a knock on the lower part of his shin, or above the ankle. We will see what that means. It was what he felt, but he was not 100% sure. That Curtis cannot play on tells you that it must be something because he would have played on at all costs."

It was also confirmed that Jones was using crutches following the match, which is never a good sign for a quick return.

A day that saw the return of the magnificent Mohamed Salah, who instantly got back to his greatness, was overshadowed by the loss of more key figures. The tough stretch continues to get tougher as Klopp is left scrambling ahead of Luton Town and the Carabao Cup Final.