Liverpool keeper Alisson has been ruled out “for following few weeks” with the calf injury he picked up within the season-opening win against Norwich City, says manager Jurgen Klopp.
The Brazil international, 26, went off after thirty-nine minutes of the 4-1 triumph and was replaced by summer signing Adrian.
Liverpool might sign veteran keeper Andy Lonergan on a free transfer, with third-choice Caoimhin Kelleher not yet totally fit after a broken wrist joint.
“It’s not too cool,” said Klopp. “It’s a calf injury which takes Alisson out for a while.”
Alisson was a key figure for the Reds in his debut season after joining from Roma, helping them win the Champions League and finish second in the Premier League.
“I don’t want to make now an exact prognosis on when he will be back – it takes a couple of weeks for sure, and we have to see,” said Klopp. “I saw already like ‘six weeks’ and stuff like this, but Ali was not a lot injured in his career so I would like to wait a little bit to see how he develops in that process now, but he is not in for the next few weeks.”