Salah stars on return as leaders Liverpool beat Brentford

Mohamed Salah scored and assisted off the bench on his return as Liverpool won 4-1 at Brentford to remain top of the Premier League but also suffered a potential triple injury blow.

Darwin Nunez's chip finished off a devastating counter for Liverpool's opener late in the first half but they did, however, lose Diogo Jota, stretchered off, and Curtis Jones to injury either side of the goal. Nunez was also taken off at half-time after feeling a little niggle.

Salah replaced Jota and found his feet after the break, setting up Alexis Mac Allister for Liverpool's second before adding their third as the leaders after nearly a month out injured. Ivan Toney got one back for Brentford but an error from Nathan Collins handed Cody Gakpo Liverpool's fourth to end the game.

Liverpool will nervously wait to learn the extent of those injuries ahead of next Sunday's Carabao Cup final against Chelsea at Wembley, with Trent Alexander-Arnold, Dominik Szoboszlai and Alisson already on the injury list. They also face Luton on Wednesday in the league.