Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson looks set to sit on the sidelines for up to six weeks, following an injury he picked up in the Reds’ Premier League opener against Norwich.
Fears are that he’s torn his calf muscle and will now sit out for at least a month – the Brazilian may even miss Liverpool’s first Champions League group stage fixture in September.
That’s according to renowned Daily Mail reporter Dom King who is usually up to scratch on the Merseyside clubs.
Initial fears for Alisson Becker is that he will be out for 4-6 weeks. Indications that he has torn his calf. If lay-off is to longer end of the scale, he could miss first Champions League group game in September 🔴
— Dominic King (@DominicKing_DM) August 10, 2019
This news will be far from welcome for Reds fans, but new-boy Adrian will perhaps relish the opportunity to prove himself worthy, starting with the Super Cup showdown with Chelsea.
Liverpool have had free agent Andy Lonergan training with them throughout their pre-season tour, and he remains at Melwood with the extended squad.
The Liverpool Echo suggest that Jurgen Klopp may look to offer the former Preston North End stopper a short-term deal to boost the senior options within the team.
However likely that is, it shouldn’t be considered as a shunt to young goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher as the 20-year-old is still yet to make a senior appearance for the club, and is only just getting back from an injury himself.
Considering how hard-fought last season was, every point will count this season and experience may be key for the Reds as they face Arsenal in the Premier League later this month.