Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has allayed fears about Alisson Becker’s fitness and insists his first-choice goalkeeper is only out of action for a few weeks.
The Brazil international was subbed off towards the end of the first half in Liverpool’s 4-1 win over Norwich on Friday with a calf injury.
Reports emerged shortly afterwards claiming Alisson faced up to two months on the sidelines.
It was then claimed Alisson could miss a large chunk of the season but Klopp has refuted those suggestions.
“[It’s] not too cool. It’s a calf injury which takes him obviously out for a while,” Klopp told the club’s official website.
“I don’t want to make now [an] exact prognosis on when he will be back but it will not be Wednesday [Super Cup] for sure, so now we have to see. It takes a while, it takes a couple of weeks for sure, and we have to see.
“I saw already like ‘six weeks’ and stuff like this, but Ali was not a lot injured in his career so I would like to wait a little bit to see how he develops in that process now, but he is not in for the next few weeks.”
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Alisson’s injury opens up the door for Adrian to get a run of games in the first-team after making a surprise move to Anfield earlier this month.
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