Jurgen Klopp rules Alisson out of Super Cup clash with Chelsea

Jurgen Klopp was unsure about the seriousness of the calf injury sustained by Alisson Becker during Liverpool’s 4-1 win over Norwich but ruled the goalkeeper out of Wednesday’s Super Cup clash with Chelsea in Istanbul.

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.

Boss Klopp said after the contest, the opening match of the Premier League season: “There was actually nothing bad to say about the game apart from Ali’s injury.

“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.”

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