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Jurgen Klopp assesses Alisson's calf injury from Norwich win

Jurgen Klopp assesses Alisson's calf injury from Norwich win

Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson is set to be out "the next few weeks" with a calf injury he suffered in the Reds' 4-1 victory over Norwich on Friday, according to manager Jurgen Klopp.

Just like in Madrid back in June, a fellow Premier League side stand in the way of Liverpool's European ambitions this week. Klopp revealed on Monday that he does not expect the 26-year-old Brazil global to be available for several weeks.

"It's not too cool", said Klopp.

"So that's a very experienced solution but in the moment when Caoimhin is back then obviously Adrian is No.1, Caoimhin probably No.2 but we have to see how then he can have some games with the U23s or U21s [so] that he gets match practice as well". "Do we really want to see goals disallowed for an offside that's an armpit ahead of another armpit by four millimetres?"

"I saw already [people saying] 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".

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Jurgen Klopp has this evening revealed that Liverpool intend to sign free agent goalkeeper Andy Lonergan imminently.

Third-choice Liverpool keeper Caoimhin Kelleher is not fully fit after a broken wrist, so the club are reportedly considering signing 35-year-old former Middlesbrough player Andy Lonergan on a free transfer.

Liverpool took Lonergan on their pre-season tour to the United States due to a shortage of goalkeepers and he impressed with his professionalism.

Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold, speaking after the Norwich game, insisted Adrian will prove a quality deputy for Alisson.

The tempo of United's play was higher than in numerous laboured performances of last year and the way United ran away with the game in the second half suggested their fitness levels, something Solskjaer and his staff have focused heavily upon, are at a much healthier level than a year ago.