Liverpool injury update sparks Alisson worry

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According to The Evening Standard, Liverpool talisman Alisson Becker could be out until the turn of the year should his potential hamstring injury be more serious than originally thought.

The Reds resumed Premier League action at the weekend and continued their mission to improve upon last season’s disappointing performances with a 1-1 draw against title rivals Manchester City.

Jurgen Klopp would have been thrilled with Trent Alexander-Arnold’s resilience and passion to deliver Liverpool a much-needed point at the Etihad to end Pep Guardiola’s 23-game winning record at home in the Premier League – which has not been broken since Frank Lampard’s Everton took a point on New Year’s Eve 2022.

However, there weren’t only positives to take away from the clash on the blue side of Manchester as there has been growing concern about the condition Alisson Becker is in after he had a difficult 90 minutes in goal on Saturday.

The Brazil goalkeeper did not look himself for large parts of the game with rarely-seen mistakes making it a game to forget, however, it was the injury in the closing moments that has left Liverpool fans full of concern.

Klopp took to his post-match press conference to reveal that the club will now await the results of a scan to determine the extent of a potential hamstring injury:

“I hope it’s not that serious, but I don’t have the answer – no clue in the moment what it is. I spoke to him and he said he only felt [it] a little bit, but we have to wait for the scan.”

Will Alisson be fit for LASK?

There has been no further comment or confirmation on Alisson’s situation at time of writing and there is unlikely to be an concrete news until the Liverpool boss sits down for his pre-match press conference ahead of the Europa League clash with LASK on Thursday.

There is no doubt it would be a massive blow for the Reds if the Brazilian shot-stopper is unavailable for selection at any length of time, but particularly in the long-term as meetings with both Manchester United and Arsenal are coming up over next month.

Adrian and Caoimhin Kelleher are the back-up choices at Klopp’s disposal should Alisson need time to recover over the foreseeable fixtures, with the latter more likely to take centre stage on Thursday night at Anfield.

With that being said, it will be a waiting game now for Liverpool fans and for Klopp as Alisson’s influence will be desperately needed in the upcoming congested fixture schedule before Christmas.

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