Liverpool manager talked about £77,000-a-week shot-stopper injury
Merseyside club made a winning start to the new Premier League campaign, but it came at a cost with Alisson Becker picking up an injury. Brazil international was a pivotal figure for the Reds last campaign, keeping 27 clean sheets while conceding 34 goals in 51 matches across all tournaments.
In turn, German tactician would have been hoping that he could have a similar influence in the opening weeks of the new season, but it looks as though he’ll have to spend some time in the treatment room.
Alisson was forced off in the first half of Liverpool’s 4-1 win over Norwich City with a calf injury, with early reports suggesting that he could be forced into a lengthy spell on the sidelines.
However, Jurgen has now delivered another update on Monday, seemingly with the help of more tests to determine the full extent of the problem, and he now believes that Becker will be out for a “few weeks”. “It’s a calf injury which takes him out for a while,” Klopp told the Merseyside club site.
That would suggest that summer signing Adrian will now have to step in and deputise in the coming weeks, starting with the UEFA Super Cup match against Chelsea on Wednesday.
It’s certainly a blow for the Reds and German boss to lose Alisson, but ultimately that is why they brought in the ex-West Ham United goalkeeper to replace former No.2 shot-stopper Simon Mignolet, as he’ll hope to ensure that they remain as difficult to breach at the back as before.