Liverpool injury news from Newsnow Liverpool as Jurgen Klopp provides Alisson Becker fitness update.
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Alisson Becker Injury Update
Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that Liverpool’s primary goalkeeper, Alisson, is edging closer to making a return; however, he won’t be available for the upcoming clash against Sheffield United on Wednesday.
Alisson sustained an injury during the 1-1 draw against Manchester City on November 25, sidelining him for the subsequent 4-0 victory over LASK in the Europa League and the 4-3 triumph against Fulham.
During Alisson’s absence, Caoimhin Kelleher has assumed the goalkeeper role, with a somewhat shaky performance noted in the 4-3 win against Fulham, where he could be argued to be at fault for two goals.
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Klopp, however, downplayed these errors as he addressed both goalkeepers during Tuesday’s press conference.
“Alisson is closer, but not available for tomorrow definitely,’ Klopp said.
“I think [Caoimhin Kelleher] played a really good game [against Fulham] but then we concede two goals.
“The Harry Wilson one was an unlucky one. The second one, our goalkeeping coach and Ali said, we are front-footed goalkeepers.
“These kind of things happen, it’s nothing to do with quality, it’s a philosophy thing.”
Klopp provided updates on Joel Matip and Diogo Jota’s injuries ahead of the visit to Bramall Lane.
“I don’t know exactly but it doesn’t look good, that’s something we can say,’ Klopp said about Matip.
“The scan is not done yet so we don’t know exactly, but it’s not great. From the first second it was clear, we spoke to him and said, ‘No, that’s not good’ – but how long, I don’t know.
“[Diogo Jota] was running yesterday outside – on his birthday.
“Everything goes in the right direction, but nobody told me he will be back in team training today. No, there is still some time.”
When asked about the Premier League title race, Klopp, often considered a top contender with his team alongside Manchester City and Arsenal, added: “Our late winner [against Fulham] is very important.
“We can take a lot of things from the game, but we could have done better. I don’t think for a second about where we could end up.
“We must be [where we are] in April. I have no clue where we will be in April. We can’t think ahead of the next game.”
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