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Klopp suggests Alisson still faces another month on the sidelines

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has suggested that goalkeeper Alisson is still facing another month on the sidelines through injury.

The Brazil international has not featured since limping off during Liverpool’s Premier League opener with Norwich in August, having sustained a calf injury during the win at Anfield.

The 26-year-old has recently returned to light training as he steps up his recovery from the problem, though Klopp has admitted that he is still some way off a first-team comeback, with his return potentially coming after next month’s international break.

“Alisson is improving but we can’t put any pressure on him,” the Liverpool boss said at his pre-match press conference.

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“It was a serious injury in the calf but now it’s much better. We don’t know exactly.

“The target was always after the next international break.”

Klopp also provided an update on the fitness of midfielder Naby Keita. The 24-year-old is nearing a return to full training after suffering a groin injury last month, missing Liverpool’s last three fixtures.

“Naby is close. He could be in training when we come back from Napoli next week.”

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