alisson injury update

Alisson set to miss Bournemouth clash with muscle injury, Klopp confirms

Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that Alisson will miss Liverpool’s clash with Bournemouth this weekend due to a muscle injury.

The Brazilian international felt some discomfort in his hip during training and was left out of the club’s fixture with Chelsea in midweek, the goalkeeper not travelling with the squad for the 2-0 FA Cup fifth round defeat at Stamford Bridge.

Klopp has now revealed that a subsequent scan has picked up the problem and the 27-year-old will miss the clash against struggling Bournemouth tomorrow lunchtime, whilst he is also now a major doubt for the club’s Champions League last-16 second leg against Atletico Madrid on Wednesday night.

“[Alisson] had a little incident before the Chelsea, we thought nothing of it – the plan was he was going to be on the bench anyway.” Klopp told his pre-match press conference.

“And then we thought ‘come on, we don’t have to take any risks’ so left him out of the squad.

“Then he had a scan the next day and they found something, so now he is out.

“We’ll see how long. Next week for sure and then we’ll see.”

Klopp confirmed that the injury is in the hip region, with Adrian set to deputise in goal for tomorrow’s Premier League fixture at Anfield.

“It’s a small muscle in the hip region. You could all do your work with it, he being a professional goalkeeper can not.”

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