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Liverpool FC: Klopp – “We don’t know how serious it is”

Football A dearly bought victory

“We have mixed feelings. We don’t know how serious it is,” says Klopp

Status: 17.02.2024 | Reading time: 2 minutes

Liverpool’s Diogo Jota had to be stretchered off the field after his injury

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Liverpool FC remain at the top of the table with a win at Brentford, but bad luck with injuries dampens coach Jürgen Klopp’s joy. Arsenal remains on the heels of his team in the Premier League, thanks in part to Kai Havertz.

Liverpool FC defended their lead in the English Premier League with a win at Brentford FC. Coach Jürgen Klopp’s team clearly won 4-1 (1-0) against the Londoners on Saturday. Shortly afterwards, pursuers Arsenal FC reduced the gap to the Reds to two points again with a 5-0 (2-0) win at Burnley FC. The game between third title rivals Manchester City and FC Chelea ended 1-1 (0-1). Manchester is four points behind Klopp’s team, but has also played a game less.

Darwin Núñez (35th minute), Alexis Mac Allister (55th), substitute Mohamed Salah (68th) – in the first game after his injury suffered at the Africa Cup of Nations – and Cody Gakpo (86th) scored to give Liverpool a deserved victory. . On the Brentford side, Ivan Toney (75th) only briefly gave the hosts hope. “We controlled them as much as we could and we’re happy about that,” Klopp said after the win on broadcaster TNT Sport. But there was a downer; success took its toll.

“We have mixed feelings. We lost a few players for whom we don’t know how serious it is,” said Klopp: “It doesn’t look particularly good for anyone.” Diogo Jota, goalscorer Núñez and Curtis Jones had to be replaced, Jota was even carried off on a stretcher Placed. Brentford midfielder Christian Nörgaard had an unfortunate fall on his knee. Eight minutes earlier, the in-form Portuguese had prepared Liverpool’s lead with his twelfth scorer point (9 goals/3 assists) in 19 league games: After a Brentford free kick was blocked, Núñez was free after Diogo Jota’s header extension and lobbed past Mark Flekken in the goal.

Burnley almost have no chance against Arsenal FC

The extent of the injuries was initially unclear on Saturday. Bitter for the front runner. Liverpool had already started the game without regular goalkeeper Alisson, who suffered a muscle injury in training on Friday, and Alexander-Arnold, who was out again for weeks.

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Arsenal won against the almost hopeless Burnley with goals from Martin Odegaard (4th), Bukayo Saka (41st/47th with a penalty) and Leandro Trossard (66th) and the German international Kai Havertz (78th). For the hosts, who are in serious danger of relegation and are coached by former HSV professional Vincent Kompany, it was the 18th defeat of the Premier League season with just three wins and four draws.

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