Liverpool and Brazil goal keeper Alisson Becker is set to miss the UEFA Super Cup against Chelsea on Wednesday.
He limped off the pitch from the Premier League 2019-20 opener between runners up Liverpool and new entrants Norwich City at Anfield.
Alisson caught the injury while distributing what looked like a regulation goal kick, and needed support to walk off the pitch.
Though the severity of the injury is yet unknown, It is reported that Alisson will not feature in Wednesday’s UEFA Super Cup between the two champions of Europe, Liverpool and Chelsea.
“He will not be ready for Wednesday, I can say that already,” Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was quoted saying.
“He felt his calf. He looked behind him because he thought something hit him.”
Spanish goalkeeper Adrian, who did not expect to be playing many matches, found himself on the pitch for the first Premier League game. He joined Liverpool only a few days back on a free transfer, after Simon Mignolet joined Club Brugge. However, Klopp now faces having to rely on the former West Ham goalkeeper for at least a couple of weeks.
“Adrian is a good goalie. In possession he is calm and he is good at shot-stopping, that’s why we signed him. It’s good for him but we have a little problem with Ali,” Klopp said.
Alisson won the golden glove for the 2018-19 season of the Premier League for his 21 clean sheets, where Liverpool finished second despite reaching a tally of 97 points in the most thrilling of title races with Manchester City. He was also hugely influential in the Liverpool’s UEFA Champions League journey, which saw them lift their sixth European Cup.
If at all Alisson Becker is sidelined for a long period, it would definitely be a matter of huge concern for Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool.