Liverpool first choice goalkeeper Alisson Becker will miss next week’s Champions League last-16 second leg against Atletico Madrid after suffering a hip injury.
Alisson’s injury was confirmed by Reds boss Jurgen Klopp during Friday’s pre-match press conference ahead of this weekend’s league game against Bournemouth.
Alisson was left out of Tuesday’s 2-0 FA Cup defeat at Chelsea as a precaution Adrian deputised, making an error for the home side’s first goal.
And scans later revealed the Brazil international would be out for longer than first thought.
“In training before the Chelsea game he had a little incident we thought it was nothing and he was not going to play anyway – he was going to be on the bench,” Klopp said.
“And then we thought we wouldn’t take any risks so left him out of the squad. He had a scan the next day and they found something.
“He is out next week for sure and then we will see. It is in the hip region, you could all do your work still, but for a professional goalkeeper it is a slightly different situation.”
Liverpool could see the return of captain Jordan Henderson against Atletico, says Klopp, but Saturday’s meeting with Bournemouth will come too soon for the central midfielder.
“Henderson has a chance for Atletico next week, but not for Bournemouth,” added Klopp.Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.