Jurgen Klopp is waiting to discover whether Alisson Becker sustained a serious injury during Liverpool’s victory over Norwich on Friday night.
The Reds ran out 4-1 winners at Anfield in the opening game of the 2019/20 Premier League season but the display was somewhat marred by the withdrawal of their number one.
Alisson had to come off in the 39th minute against the Canaries at Anfield having gone down clutching his calf after slipping while playing a goal kick.
New signing Adrian came on as the Brazilian’s replacement, making his Reds debut four days after joining the club on a free transfer.
Klopp said after the contest that Alisson will definitely miss Wednesday’s Super Cup clash with Chelsea in Istanbul and is set for scan on Saturday to discover just how long he will be out of action.
“There was actually nothing bad to say about the game apart from Ali’s injury,” said the Reds boss.
“That is of course not good for us but we have to see how serious it is and then we have to deal with it.
“It’s the calf and that’s it. He couldn’t carry on, that’s not a good sign, and we have to see. Wednesday he will not play. With all my experience I can say that already.”
Asked if he thought Alisson had suffered a tear, Klopp said: “Maybe. But how can I say that without having a scan? He is injured for sure so we have to see how much.”
Regarding ex-West Ham keeper Adrian, who came in following Simon Mignolet’s departure, Klopp said: “He is a very confident guy.
“He came in and I don’t think he wanted to only sit on the bench for the next couple of years. He made himself ready.
“So yes, it’s a situation, but if you are in a situation like this you want to have somebody who played the league, who is experienced. He’s 32, he’s a calm guy, good with his feet. So a lot of good things.
“But you still don’t want to have a situation where (only) one goalie is fit. That’s how it is but we have to see.”
Grant Hanley’s own goal got the home side off to a perfect start before Mo Salah, Virgil van Dijk and Divock Origi netted too. Teemu Pukki got a second-half consolation for City.
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Klopp said of his side’s performance: “Good. For a long part of the game really good. I think the first 60 minutes were pretty impressive.
“If you are surprised Norwich use these little moments for being dangerous as well, I am not – that’s how they are. And still for 60 minutes we did what we had to do”.
Klopp said Norwich “stayed cheeky and lively” and emphasised he had the “biggest respect” for the work their manager Daniel Farke, his fellow German, was doing with the Carrow Road outfit.
While there could have been more goals for Liverpool, that was also the case for the visitors, and Farke said: “We are for sure disappointed with this loss and result, but there are also many positive things to take.
“Liverpool being 4-0 up at half-time was an unbelievable, unlucky developing of the first half if I’m really honest.
“My feeling was in general our performance deserved much more than a 4-1 loss. We are not too far away from having a really good result here.”
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