Jurgen Klopp provides Alisson injury update ahead of Burnley vs Liverpool


Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says Alisson “will still take time” to recover from the calf injury he picked up against Norwich City earlier this month.

The Brazilian goalkeeper – who was named as UEFA’s Goalkeeper of the Year on Thursday – pulled up during the match at Anfield against the newly-promoted Premier League outfit and was replaced by summer signing Adrian, with the Spaniard keeping goal in all of Liverpool’s subsequent games.

The former West Ham stopper will keep his place for Saturday’s trip to face Burnley at Turf Moor, and Klopp says he is happy with both Alisson’s recovery and Adrian’s displays thus far.

“Alisson made steps, but it was a proper injury. It will still take time,” he said.

“The calf muscle is pretty important for jumping. Thank God we have a fit Adrian, I’m really happy with everything I saw.

“The solution we found is really good.”

Alisson picked up the award on Thursday

The Reds go to Burnley on top of the table after three Premier League games, and Klopp says that this isn’t the time for him to be rotating his side too much.

“At the moment, defensively, it is about who is in the best shape,” he said.

“We will only think about a couple of really small changes, but no decision is made forever. We make them for one match.

“We need all (of the defenders).

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“That is the first part of the season. We had a busier schedule than other teams, but no reason to rest. It’s about finding the mood again and we do the right things. Not a moment for lots of changes.

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“Turf Moor is tough place to go. We have been there, hot, wind and rain and it is always difficult.

“Tough place. They do an incredible job, that is how it is. Last time was intense, We had discussions with Sean Dyche and we are both proper competitors. But it’s respectful.”





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