The noises out of the club are quietly suggesting Alisson is going to be out of the game for some time, sadly – although we don’t yet know the details.
The Brazilian left the field early against Norwich on Friday, and Liverpool are awaiting to see if our no.1 has injured his calf or his achilles.
Hopefully it’s the former, as the latter will mean he’s sidelined for a much longer time.
Adrian will be fielded in net in his place – having made his debut at Anfield on Friday to a standing ovation…
Team-mate Trent Alexander-Arnold is backing the Spaniard to do the business.
“He’s played a load of games, so he knows what it is about. The reception he got [at Anfield], I think he feels as though the supporters are already behind him,” Trent said, reported in the Echo.
“Obviously when a ‘keeper has to come off, it’s never too promising, so yes, I think everyone needs to get their head around [the fact] that he probably will be our keeper for the next few weeks and if so, then we have to live with that, embrace that and I’m sure he will learn from us.
“We will be able to make good connections with him and I think a lot of the lads have made bonds with him already because he’s such a good lad off the pitch.
“He’s a great lad to have around and obviously he is playing now, that is good for him and us.”
We’re actually more confident with Adrian between the sticks than we would have been if Simon Mignolet was in goal.
Our new stopper is better with the ball at his feet than the exited Belgian – and from what we remember of him at West Ham – he’s a good shot-stopper as well.
Here’s hoping he can excel. He’ll have the full support of the fans, naturally.