Published: Tue, August 13, 2019
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Alisson injury: Chelsea, Arsenal & the games Liverpool's goalkeeper will miss

Alisson injury: Chelsea, Arsenal & the games Liverpool's goalkeeper will miss

Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson is set to be out "the next few weeks" with a calf injury he suffered in the Reds' 4-1 victory over Norwich on Friday, according to manager Jurgen Klopp.

Nevertheless, Klopp is ready to name him among the replacements when his team take on Chelsea at Besiktas Park.

"I don't want to make now [an] exact prognosis on when he will be back, but it will not [be] tomorrow for sure, so now then we have to see". This is our next opportunity to do so and it'd be great if we can take it.

32-year-old Adrian was a free agent following his departure from West Ham United where he spent six years after signing from La Liga club Real Betis.

The Brazilian made such a difference to Liverpool's backline last season and in a campaign where it's imperative to make a fast start to keep pace with Manchester City, the Reds could be at a significant disadvantage.

Trent Alexander-Arnold has no qualms about Adrian replacing Alisson in the Liverpool goals.

However, Kelleher is working his way back to full match fitness after recovering from a wrist fracture and Klopp has indicated he will hand a short-term deal to Andy Lonergan.

Klopp went on to admit the injury to Alisson was a blow to his side's hopes, in a month when they will face crucial Premier League game against Southampton, Arsenal and Burnley, as well as the game against Chelsea in Turkey this week.

"He was in with us, he's a brilliant character, a really nice lad and helped us a lot in the pre-season, and now we chose to work together with him". I didn't speak to John [Achterberg] yet about that, we spoke a lot about the goalie situation apart from what we have to do [on Wednesday]!

Liverpool fans had enough of dodgy goalkeepers before Alisson's big-money arrival last summer, which nearly instantly settled down a backline that had been leaky for years.

The German, however, later admitted that the goalkeeper would be out 'for a few weeks' with his calf injury and dismissed the possibility that he would be absent for more than six weeks.

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