Liverpool keeper Alisson out for 'next few weeks' says Klopp

  • Liverpool keeper Alisson out for 'next few weeks' says Klopp

Liverpool keeper Alisson out for 'next few weeks' says Klopp

Every player wants to play for his country and I treasure all of my Ireland caps, but it seems unfair that Mane was still playing for Senegal in the middle of July and then has to come back to Liverpool and play in the Premier League a few weeks later. We have seen how good he can be.

"I saw already [people saying] 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". Caoimhin Kelleher is expected to serve as Adrian's understudy for Wednesday's UEFA Super Cup fixture against Chelsea in Istanbul, with the youngster having recently returned to training following a broken wrist.

Adrian will step up to be first-choice goalkeeper in Alisson's absence, and Klopp has confirmed that Lonergan - who was part of Liverpool's squad during pre-season and has continued training at Melwood - is set to sign a short-term contract with the club.

Last year's backup goalkeeper, Simon Mignolet, was sold to Belgian side Club Brugge by Liverpool in the summer transfer window, while Loris Karius is on loan at Besiktas and will only return next season. We spoke a lot about the goalie situation apart from what we have to do on Wednesday! He's a brilliant character, a really nice lad and helped us a lot in the pre-season and now we made a decision to work together with him'.

Alisson's loss for an extended period would be a big blow to the club he joined from Roma past year.

But Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold, speaking after the Norwich game, insisted Adrian will prove a quality deputy for Alisson.

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The 6 ft 2 shot-stopper was taken off during the Reds' opening day victory at home to last season's Championship champions Norwich City with a suspected calf injury, which the Merseyside outfit expect will sideline him for the next few weeks.

"We can not now do the hardest training with him every day and stuff like this, we have to make him match fit every day, that's how it is".