Klopp confirms Alisson will be out for 'a couple of weeks'
- Klopp can't give the exact time Alisson will need to recover.
- It will surely take 'a couple of weeks'.
- The problem is, Ali hasn't been injured in his career before.
- Therefore, his recovery shouldn't be rushed.
- Previous reports suggested Ali will miss 4-8 weeks due to calf tear.
Alisson's injury is quite a worrying one as hinted by Klopp. The nature of the injury remains the same as a calf tear has been diagnosed. The reports suggested Ali will miss 4-8 weeks, however, Klopp doesn't rush to provide the exact recovery time.
Without doubt, Alisson will be out for 'a couple of weeks', albeit the lack of previous injuries on Ali's rap-sheet somewhat complicates the situations. It basically means that under no circumstances Jurgen will rush Alisson's recovery that, apparently, might take a while.
Boss said: "[It’s] Not too cool. It’s a calf injury which takes him obviously out for a while,” the boss told Liverpoolfc.com.
"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 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."
Alisson was forced off the pitch in the 39th minute of what turned out to be a 4-1 win against the Premier League new boys Norwich City. New signing Adrian replaced the Brazilian. He will also take the place in goal for the UEFA Super Cup against Chelsea.
Meanwhile, Liverpool are considering bringing in a new free-agent goalkeeper on a short term deal. According to Liverpool Echo, Andy Lonergan who helped us in the pre-season tour of the USA, is to be signed as Adrian backup: the contract has already been agreed on.