Published On: Fri, Sep 13th, 2019

Liverpool news: Jurgen Klopp delivers Alisson injury update ahead of Newcastle clash | Football | Sport

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp doesn’t know when Alisson will be back in action but insists the injured star goalkeeper is making progress.

The Brazil international suffered a calf injury in the season opener against Norwich last month and has since been replaced by Adrian between the sticks.

Klopp is not sure when the UEFA Goalkeeper of the Season will reclaim full fitness and is not willing to put any more pressure on him.

But the Kop boss insists the Brazilian is improving and hopes there will be no more setbacks throughout the rest of the season once he returns.

Klopp said: “Funnily enough, we had lunch together [just now]; he looks good and he is improving, but we cannot put any pressure on it.

“It was a really serious injury in the calf.

“It is now much better, of course, and that’s good for us and good for him, but we don’t know exactly [how long it will be].

“The target was always after the next international break [that] he could be ready, but we don’t know.

“So, as I said, there is no pressure and hopefully everything will be fine for the rest of the season, that’s the plan.”

Klopp had better news regarding Naby Keita, who sustained a hip injury ahead of the UEFA Super Cup final against Chelsea.

Keita is much closer to a return than Alisson but will sit out the forthcoming Premier League and Champions League fixtures against Newcastle and Napoli respectively.

However, the German gaffer expects to have the midfielder back in full training after the trip to Italy.

Klopp added: “Naby is close, much closer than Ali.

“I think he could be in training when we come back from Napoli next week.”

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