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Liverpool injury woes mount as key players face uncertain return

Liverpool’s Premier League title charge has been dealing with a significant blow as injuries continue to plague the squad. Despite a 4-1 win over Brentford that saw Mo Salah return to the scoresheet, the Reds saw Curtis Jones and Diogo Jota substituted before half-time, and Darwin Nunez withdrawn at the interval.

Liverpool have a match against Luton Town on Wednesday and Carabao Cup final against Chelsea at Wembley four days later. With a crucial week ahead, the injury situation is a cause for concern.

Liverpool players troubled with injury setbacks

Darwin Nunez, who opened the scoring against Brentford, was forced off at half-time with a suspected injury. Curtis Jones also had to leave the pitch in the 33rd minute due to a knock on the lower part of his shin. Diogo Jota’s issue appears to be the most severe, as he was stretchered off with a suspected significant injury.

Alisson Becker was about to return after missing the Burnley game due to illness. However, he was ruled out of the Brentford match with a suspected hamstring problem. Dominik Szoboszlai has missed the previous three games due to a recurrence of a hamstring problem. He remains doubtful for the Carabao Cup final.

Trent Alexander-Arnold continues to remain on the sidelines due to a knee issue. Thiago Alcantara, who recently returned from a nine-month absence, sustained another muscle injury during a brief substitute cameo against Arsenal.

Liverpool’s injury crisis is a big concern as they enter a crucial stage of the season. With key players facing uncertain returns, Jurgen Klopp will have to rely on the depth of his squad to navigate through the upcoming fixtures. The title race is heating up, and Liverpool’s injury woes could prove to be a decisive factor in their pursuit of the Premier League trophy.

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