Alisson Becker will sit out at least two more Liverpool matches after missing the UCL game with Ajax on Tuesday night with a hamstring injury. The 28-year-old shot-stopper suffered a hamstring strain in the PL draw with Brighton at the weekend and was replaced by Caoimhin Kelleher in the 1-0 victory over the Dutch side.
The German manager said he hopes to have Becker back within a week but that a much more realistic timeframe is for him to return in 10-14 days. ‘He told us after the last game that he felt in the 60th, 70th minute his hamstring. We did a scan, it’s a little one but enough for today and probably for another week,’ Jurgen said on Tuesday night.
‘We don’t know exactly, we have to wait and I’ve never heard about a hamstring that is only four or five days, so 10-14 days I think.’ Brazil international is certain to miss the PL game with Wolves at Liverpool on the weekend evening as a result.
The Reds next match after that is at Midtjylland in the UCL on 9 December and having already guaranteed the top spot in the group, he may well not have played anyway and will not be risked.
Liverpool go to Fulham in the PL on 13 December, which could see Becker return, but Klopp may want to ensure that he is fully fit for Spurs visiting Anfield on 16 December in a possible crunch fixture in the title race. Irishman Kelleher was something of a shock replacement for Adrian with Ajax, with Adrian left on the bench.