Brentford defender Ethan Pinnock is set for a spell on the sidelines.

Speaking after the Bees’ 4-1 defeat to Liverpool on Saturday, head coach Thomas Frank revealed that Pinnock won’t be available for selection until after the March international break.

The Jamaica international, who has made 25 appearances for Brentford in all competitions this season, sustained an ankle injury during the 2-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers earlier this month.

Frank expressed his frustration at the Bees’ 4-1 defeat to Liverpool.

Darwin Núñez put the visitors ahead in the first half, before Alexis Mac Allister and Mohamed Salah extended the Reds’ lead after the break.

Ivan Toney pulled one back with 15 minutes remaining - his fourth goal in five Premier League appearances - but Cody Gakpo's finish four minutes from time dashed any hopes of a late Bees comeback.

“I think the boys were brilliant for 35 minutes,” said Frank. “We were the best team on the pitch and did so many things right.

“We pressed aggressively, we were great at winning it and going forward. We were very good in the transitions.

“We caused them problems, but unfortunately against these big teams we have to be almost perfect for 90 minutes and I don’t think we were.”

Frank added: “The first goal, we conceded the transition goal. Liverpool are probably the best team in the world on offensive transitions from defensive set-pieces, and we made some mistakes we normally don’t do. That didn’t help.

“The third goal is the other one I’m a little bit disappointed with because we normally do very well in the high pressure.

“We played the best team in the Premier League - right now they are top - and we didn’t play a perfect game.”