Klopp Speaks On Alisson’s Injury Ahead Of Arsenal Clash

By Ikenga Chronicles August 24, 2019

Klopp Speaks On Alisson’s Injury Ahead Of Arsenal Clash

Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has expressed confidence in the ability of his team and the new handler of the goal post after Alisson Becker tore his calf muscle.

Alisson has made a big impact in the Liverpool defence after a £67 million ($81 million) move from Roma last season, helping them win the Champions League and coming within a point of the club’s first Premier League title in 29 years.

Without him, Liverpool have failed to keep a clean sheet in four games in all competitions so far this season with his understudy Adrian at fault for Southampton’s goal in a nervy 2-1 away win last weekend.

“We want to give him the time he needs, but it looks good.

“In the beginning, he was on crutches, which is normal with the injury he had. They are not there anymore, so he walks normally and he can really train completely differently now to a week ago.

“I think from now on it will go quick, but how quick I don’t know.”

One member of Klopp’s squad back fit and desperate to make an impact is Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain after missing almost the entirety of last season out recovering from knee ligament damage.

Oxlade-Chamberlain played for 89 minutes against Southampton and could face another of his former clubs when Arsenal visit Anfield on Saturday just days after extending his contract with the European champions until 2023.