Liverpool Keeper Alisson Becker Out For "Next Few Weeks" Says Jurgen Klopp
Aug 13 2019
"I think [the Community Shield] would have been nice but we lost the way we did, which was unfortunate", the England global told the club's official website.
Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker has been ruled out for "the next few weeks" by boss Jurgen Klopp after suffering a calf injury in the 4-1 win over Norwich.
Joe Gomez has talked down suggestions that Liverpool will be "the team to beat" this season after their Champions League triumph. "Do we really want to see goals disallowed for an offside that's an armpit ahead of another armpit by four millimetres?"
Klopp opted against strengthening this summer as his side chase a first ever PL crown this season.
"I think the main thing in our minds is that we still see ourselves as underdogs, we still see ourselves as a hungry team that hasn't achieved what we want to achieve yet".
Regardless, Alisson's injury will be a massive blow for the Reds, with the star shot-stopper a huge part of their European glory and Premier League runners-up status last season.
"Obviously when a keeper has to come off, it's never too promising, so, yes, I think everyone needs to get their head around the fact that he probably will be our keeper for the next few weeks and if so, then we have to live with that, embrace that and I'm sure he will learn from us".
"Obviously it's a label that's given now that we achieved what we did last season".
He said: "I think [the Community Shield] would have been nice but we lost the way we did, which was unfortunate".
It means close-season recruit Adrian will be between the posts when Liverpool contest the UEFA Super Cup against Chelsea in Istanbul on Wednesday. I don't think he wanted to sit only on the bench for the next couple of years, he made himself ready.
"His experience is the main thing, he knows what he is doing".