Liverpool fans were caught by surprise with a new injury problem this week, as Alisson couldn’t feature in the Champions League clash against Ajax.
Reds manager Jurgen Klopp has explained that the player should take up to two weeks to recover, and when speaking to the Brazilian media, he says that’s a reason to celebrate.
Following the long-term injuries that Liverpool have been dealing with, the coach is glad it won’t take so long until the goalkeeper returns.
“Look, in these times, when somebody tells you it’s two weeks, you start already opening the champagne,” Klopp told Esporte Interativo.
“So it’s, anyway, four games. So we’ll see, maybe three games, I don’t know. It’ll be… he cannot play at the weekend. That’s how it is. So we have to see what to do then.
“It’s a little, little, little, little hamstring injury. It’s enough to keep you out. He fell off during the game, it wasn’t that bad, but after the game he mentioned it, we did the scan and we saw it. So he’s out for a little while.”
Alisson had already missed three other Liverpool games this season due to a shoulder injury, which also left him out of international duty.
Jurgen Klopp had picked Adrian during that time, but chose to use Caoimhin Kelleher last night instead. So there’s now a little bit of mystery regarding who’ll be replacing the Brazilian.
Liverpool now face Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League, then Midtjylland in the Champions League, before facing Fulham.
“É motivo pra estourar champanhe!”. 😂 Com seu carisma habitual, Klopp comemorou que a lesão de Alisson não é das mais graves e o goleiro deve voltar em três ou quatro jogos. A entrevista foi exclusiva ao @fredcaldeira. #CasaDaChampions pic.twitter.com/ArkZwiF8W2
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