Jurgen Klopp clearly confirmed that his goalkeeper, Alisson will not play for the next few weeks due to a calf injury. He said, “It’s a calf injury which takes Alisson out for a while.”
Alisson got his calf injury during the opening game of this season against Norwich City. The Brazilian international went off the field after 39 minutes of play and was replaced by Andrian. The Reds won the game 4-1.
The 26year-old goalkeeper was a key player during their last season performance. The Reds won the champions league and finished second in the premier league. Thanks to his efforts.
The manager, Kloop did not want to disclose the length of time Ali will be out. “I don’t want to make now an exact prognosis on when he will be back – it takes a couple of weeks for sure, and we have to see,” said Klopp. Quick recovery, the squad wants him back.
It will be a difficult task for Klopp to find a perfect replacement for the veteran goalkeeper who has consistently showcased his prowess in Liverpool’s squad.
The club has been known to have the best goalkeepers in the English premier league. Come to think of Pepe Reina who was voted the best premier league goalkeeper a couple of times. Recently, Mignolet outstanding performance is still in the minds of Liverpool fans.
It is the duty of Jurgen Klopp and the management to take time and look out for a perfect replacement. Otherwise, their dream of winning this season can be easily tarnished because, also, Liverpool players believe in Alisson behind the post.
Possible options for Klopp
Lonergan might be one of the options Klopp can consider. The 35year-old goalkeeper just completed his contract with Middlesborough this summer. He is available for a free transfer.
Another potential for Liverpool’s goalkeeping is their own player, Kamil Grabara. However, he is on a long loan at Huddersfield. The reds must be wishing that he was not sent on loan. They will have to wait until he completes his transfer.
Alisson will not really be a way of the pitch for long. It is just a matter of time and everything will be well again for Klopp. However, the reds must always watch out for every point they might lose as they fix their squad. It was only a point that denied them a trophy last season.