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  • David Tyrer

Alisson injury explained by Liverpool boss

It the last few weeks haven't been bad enough, losing 3 out of the last 4, losing our captain to injury, now Alisson Becker has been confirmed as injured as well.

It was really the last thing we needed, at a time when the back line has started to look uncertain for the first time in 18 months.

In the last hour, it has been confirmed that the keeper is likely to miss the next couple of games, at least, potentially even the derby on the 16th of March.

Jurgen Klopp explained the situation in his press conference this afternoon. Via the Liverpool Echo, he said: "Unfortunately, Alisson is out.

"He was hurt in training before the Chelsea game, it was a little incident. We all thought it was nothing and the plan was for him to be on the bench.

"But then we didn't want to take any risk so left him out of the squad. A scan the next day found something so now he is out.

"We will see next week for sure. It is a slight muscle injury in the hip region, you could all do your work still but a professional goalkeeper is slightly different.

"He is not available for tomorrow and then the next week. We have to judge the situation.

"I don't want to say no [for Merseyside derby] but I am not sure. We have to judge the situation next week. After the international break he will be 100% but we will see."

So at the present, it's hard to know when we will next be seeing Alisson, but considering that this is his second spell (and potentially another lengthy one) of the season, it really does make those claims that we've barely had any injuries this season look very silly indeed.

But in Adrian, we have a more than capable replacement. He may not be at the same level as Alisson, but he's shown he is capable and stood in ably for the first couple of months of the season. Bournemouth at Anfield will be a good reintroduction before Atletico Madrid.

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