Alisson sustained an injury in Liverpool’s first game of the season and they ushered in the Premier League with newly promoted side Norwich City.
The Brazilian went down in the first half clutching his leg before being replaced by new-boy Adrian. The Spaniard put in a respectable shift, but questions were asked of what the Reds would do now.
Alisson is set to sit on the sidelines for up to eight weeks after tearing his calf muscle, leaving Liverpool with only Adrian as a senior option between the sticks.
The Reds opted to give Andrew Lonergan a one-year deal, after training with the club on its pre-season tour, but some fans were looking to Turkey for help.
Loris Karius is now on loan at Besiktas, and some Liverpool fans were wondering why we didn’t just recall the German in Ali’s absence.
We couldn’t have, it turns out – according to the Liverpool Echo, Karius cannot be registered to a Premier League club outside of the transfer window.
You’d think we’d be able to simply recall him, but that’s not an option either as the deal with the Turkish outfit does not include a clause which would allow that.
It’s uncertain what may have happened, if there had been a clause which allowed Karius to come back to Anfield sooner than planned, but we’ll have to soldier on with Adrian and Lonergan for the time being.