When Liverpool put four past anyone at Anfield, it’s always good, but there was one blemish on an otherwise excellent start to the 2019/20 season.
And that’s Alisson – the Brazilian went down in the first half, clutching the back of his thigh, just after striking a goal-kick.
The Golden Glove holder was then replaced by new singing Adrian who looks set to have a busier first few weeks at the club than what was expected.
Alisson wasn’t deemed fit to carry on, and Jurgen Klopp has already confirmed that the Reds’ number one will be absent when they face Chelsea in Istanbul.
“He thought something hit him on the calf, so that’s not a very good sign,” the boss told Sky Sports – via the Daily Star.
“That’s how it felt, so it’s not a good sign and sportsmen know what I mean. It means it’s probably a bit more than a strain, and we have to see and make the diagnosis.
“It doesn’t look too good – he won’t be ready for Wednesday, I can say that already.”
Adrian put in a more than respectable shift for the rest of the game. Admittedly, facing off against Norwich is a different ball game to Chelsea, but a positive is a positive.
It’s fortunate that the Reds decided to bring in a replacement for Simon Mignolet otherwise we’d be starting young Caoimhin Kelleher in the Super Cup showdown.
On a more positive note, Sadio Mane is likely to reclaim his starting spot against Chelsea after making a cameo in the last 15 minutes against Norwich.