Diogo Jota, Curtis Jones, Darwin Nunez – Liverpool injury news and return dates

The 4-1 victory against Brentford on Saturday is clearly having an impact on Liverpool, as seen by the addition of Curtis Jones and Diogo Jota to the team’s already long list of injuries only days before the League Cup final. The early exits of Jones and Jota in the first half due to concerning injuries partly overshadowed goals by Darwin Nunez, Alexis Mac Allister, Mohamed Salah, and Cody Gakpo.

Along with Trent Alexander-Arnold, Thiago Alcantara, Alisson Becker, and Dominik Szoboszlai, the pair will be seen on the Anfield sidelines. Nunez is also a worry since it was disclosed by Jurgen Klopp that he removed the Uruguayan at halftime as a precaution.

Let’s examine the most recent Anfield injury news.

Diogo Jota

Jota was taken off the pitch at the GTech Community Stadium just before halftime due to a knock to his left knee. The Portugal player was seen leaving the stadium on crutches with his knee braced after leaving the pitch on a stretcher.

Speaking after the victory, Jurgen Klopp was visibly dejected by the injuries his side had suffered early in the afternoon and revealed that Jota’s “looked the worst”.

At this stage, it is unclear how long Jota is set to spend on the sidelines. However, he can all but be ruled out of Sunday’s League Cup final against Chelsea, with Portuguese publication Record reporting the forward will be out of action for roughly two months. That, though, is yet to be confirmed.

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Curtis Jones

Jones also suffered an injury during the first half against Brentford and was substituted in place of Ryan Gravenberch. “Curtis got a knock on the lower part of his shin, above the ankle,” said Klopp on February 17.

“We will see what that means. It’s what he felt but he wasn’t 100% sure. That Curtis cannot play on tells you it must be something because he would have played on at all costs actually. “Yeah (he’s on crutches), but that’s normal. I’ve not spoken to him, I don’t have time. I get carried around the stadium for interviews!

Expected return date: Unknown

Darwin Nunez

Nunez scored Liverpool’s opening goal against Brentford but was substituted at half-time in place of Cody Gakpo.

“Darwin, we took off because he said he feels something a little,” said Klopp on February 17. “Today that was enough to immediately push the brake and that’s what we did.

“We took him off, brought on Cody and that worked really well. That’s not great. We can talk about that part of the game, that’s really not good but we cannot change that anymore.”

Expected return date: Unknown.

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