Alisson Becker could miss 4-6 weeks after tearing his calf against Norwich City.
Liverpool’s Alisson Becker could face 4-6 weeks on sidelines after tearing his calf against Norwich City on Friday.
The Brazilian picked up this injury while trying to initiate the counter-attack from the back. The shot-stopper kicked the ball to the hardest and fell the pain drastically in the first half of the game. The 26-year-old was fully down until the game was stopped for him to receive the treatment.
A stretcher was called for the shot-stopper, but he was able to get back his feet and leave the pitch with the support from staffs. Liverpool’s new signing Adrian made his debut in his first game, but he was not able to prevent the strike from Teemu Pukki in the second half.
However, the hosts scored four through Grant Hanley’s own goal in the 7th minute. Mohamed Salah, Virgil Van Dijk, and Divock Origi added one to put the game beyond the bed.
In the post-match press conference, Jurgen Klopp confirmed that Alisson had discomfort with calf and will sit out for the Super Cup clash against Chelsea on Wednesday.
He said: “We have to see how serious it is and deal with it. It’s a calf injury. He couldn’t carry on, which is never a good sign. Wednesday he will not play.”
This situation has forced the Reds to opt for a short-term deal for a goalkeeper. Andy Lonergan, who was part of the United States’ tour, could sign a temporary deal with the club for a short period. This move comes after youngster Caoimhin Kelleher’s return from a wrist injury after a six-week layoff, which kept him out during the pre-season.
The favourable circumstance for the Reds will be the International break after three weeks. This will ingest nearly two weeks, before returning for the Champions League group stages next month.
Here’s how Twitter has reacted..
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
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) August 9, 2019
Liverpool down to one fit goalkeeper with Jurgen Klopp worried about Alisson Becker’s injury: “It is the calf. He couldn’t carry on. That is not a good sign.
“He will not play on Wednesday, I can say that already. A tear? Maybe but you cannot say that without the scan.”
— paul joyce (@_pauljoyce) August 9, 2019
Thank you all for the messages! Will be back as soon as possible and stronger!! 💪🏼🙌🏼🧤 #YNWA
— Alisson Becker (@Alissonbecker) August 9, 2019
Alisson Becker’s absence will come as a huge blow for the Reds. But, Jurgen Klopp is optimistic about finding the solution during his layoff, which will keep Adrian in between the sticks.