'Will see' - Liverpool suffer two further injury blows after Jota and Jones set-backs in major Man City boost

Manchester City piled the pressure on their Premier League title rivals with a 1-0 win over Brentford on Tuesday.

Liverpool have suffered yet another blow in the title race with Darwin Nunez and Mohamed Salah doubtful for this evening's Premier League clash against Luton Town.

Jurgen Klopp's side have endured a torrid time with injuries in recent weeks, having seen Nunez, Diogo Jota and Curtis Jones all substituted early during the 4-1 win at Brentford on Saturday. Salah's return from injury was a welcome boost on the day but the Egyptian has since reported issues of his own.

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Klopp said on Tuesday that Liverpool were monitoring Salah's situation daily, with the winger only recently returning from a hamstring injury. Similarly, Nunez was to be monitored ahead of this evening's visit of Luton to Anfield but with the Carabao Cup final to come on Sunday, caution will likely be practised.

“[Nunez] felt that in that game and there was nothing around. We go day by day,” Klopp told reporters on Tuesday evening. “It is day by day as well with Mo. It’s a similar area (hamstring) where he feels [fatigue] a little bit. We have to see how it develops. It’s nothing crazy, but we have to see.”

The pair's absence would heap further fitness misery on Liverpool as they aim to retain their place at the top of the Premier League. The two other injuries that came at Brentford, for Jota and Jones, are more long-term issues with the former out for 'months' after being stretchered off.

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“I would like to sit here and say we have absolutely no issues but obviously we have some,” Klopp added. "So, not available is obviously Ali [Alisson], that’s a muscle injury where we don’t know exactly how long it takes but definitely not for foreseeable time coming back.

“Then we have Diogo with a knee issue, is ruled out. With Diogo it will take months. Curtis, with a bone ligament issue, ruled out. The others, we will deal with day by day."

Liverpool will also be without Trent Alexander-Arnold for their midweek clash, with the right-back aggravating a knee issue upon returning from a lengthy spell out last month. Goalkeeper Alisson Becker sustained a hamstring injury in training.

City closed the gap on their title rivals to just one point after beating Brentford 1-0 on Tuesday evening. Erling Haaland scored the only goal of the game to finally open his account against the Bees at the fourth attempt. Victory over Luton this evening could open up a four-point gap for Liverpool but they will have played a game more.

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