Jurgen Klopp says Alisson Becker will be out of action for ‘a couple of weeks’ or more having picked up an injury against Norwich City on the opening day of the season.
Many had feared it could be a lot longer than that, though it must be added that no exact timeframe has been put on his recovery as of yet.
Klopp told LiverpoolFC.com: “It’s a calf injury which takes him obviously out for a while.
“I don’t want to make now [an] exact prognosis on when he will be back but it will not be Wednesday for sure, so now then 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.”
New signing Adrian, who was on the verge of signing for Real Valladolid in Spain when the Reds made a move for him, is set to get a chance in the side in the Brazilian stopper’s absence.
It seems that Alisson will definitely miss the games against Chelsea (UEFA Super Cup) and Southampton and Arsenal in the Premier League.
He is also likely to miss the game at Turf Moor against Burnley just before the first international break of 2019/20, by which time a more certain timeframe on his return will have been established.