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Alisson Ruled Out Of Liverpool’s Atletico Showdown

Liverpool’s Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson Becker waits to obtain medical consideration through the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Norwich Metropolis at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on August 9, 2019. Oli SCARFF / AFP

 

Liverpool supervisor Jurgen Klopp says Brazil goalkeeper Alisson Becker will miss Wednesday’s essential Champions League conflict in opposition to Atletico Madrid after struggling a hip damage.

Alisson sustained the muscle drawback in coaching this week and was sidelined for Liverpool’s FA Cup fifth-round defeat at Chelsea on Tuesday.

Scans confirmed the 27-year-old will likely be out for a minimum of per week, beginning with the leaders’ Premier League match in opposition to Bournemouth on Saturday and together with subsequent week’s last-16 second leg with Atletico.

Champions League holders Liverpool face Atletico at Anfield trailing 1-Zero after the primary leg in Spain.

Klopp hopes the damage shouldn’t be severe, however he admitted Alisson might not return till after the worldwide break later in March.

“Unfortunately Ali is out. He had a little incident in training before the Chelsea game,” Klopp instructed reporters on Friday.

“All of us thought it was nothing and it was clear he wouldn’t play anyway, the plan was he was on the bench.

“There, we thought, ‘Come on, we don’t need to take any dangers’ so left him out of the squad.

“There was a scan the following day and so they discovered one thing. So now he’s out. We’ll see subsequent week for positive after which we are going to see.

“Subsequent week no, meaning Atletico. I don’t wish to say no (to the Merseyside derby on March 16) however I don’t know if he will likely be obtainable.

“He isn’t obtainable for tomorrow after which the following week. We’ve to evaluate the scenario anew.

“I’d say after the worldwide break 100 per cent. No matter we will get earlier than that, we are going to see.”

With Alisson sidelined, Liverpool should depend on reserve ‘keeper Adrian, whose mistake led to Chelsea’s opening aim for Willian on Tuesday.

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