German coach says Alisson Becker’s calf injury ‘doesn’t look too good’ after the shot-stopper limped out of Reds 4-1 victory over Norwich on Friday night. Brazil international slipped while taking a goal kick in the first half and immediately called for the physio, looking in severe discomfort.
A stretcher wasn’t required to take him from the field as he limped down the tunnel, but the German manager is very concerned that Alisson will be out for some time. ‘The Ali situation is a shadow on that game, it’s clear,’ Jurgen told Sky Sports after the game. ‘Becker thought something hit him in the calf, which is never a good sign.
He thought that that’s not what happened, but that’s how it felt, so that’s not a good sign.
Jurgen confirmed that Becker would not be playing with Chelsea in the European Super Cup on Wednesday in Turkey. Klopp praised his second choice shot-stopper, Adrian, who only arrived at the Reds this week, but says there are also fitness concerns over other goalkeepers at Anfield.
Liverpool go to İstanbul to take on Chelsea next week ahead of a trip to Southampton in the Premier League the following weekend. How long Brazilian shot-stopper will be out for and how many matches he will skip will become more evident over the weekend.
It was otherwise a fantastic night for the Merseyside club as a Grant Hanley own goal, Mo Salah, Virgil van Dijk and Divock Origi strike gave them a four-goal lead, before a Teemu Pukki consolation for Norwich.