Adrian In Line to Start as Alisson Misses Training

Stephen Killen
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Liverpool goalkeeper Adrian has posted on Twitter ahead of the Merseyside Derby on Saturday which could be a hint to his involvement this weekend.

The Reds rumour mill churned out some more panic on Thursday evening as Liverpool Echo Journalist Matt Addison fuelled the fire surrounding Brazilian shot-stopper Alisson Becker.

Alisson has been the spotlight in recent weeks after three calamitous mistakes cost Liverpool dearly. However, he made key saves on Tuesday as they overcame Red Bull Leipzig in the Champions League.

The former-Roma goalkeeper was reportedly absent from the session at the AXA Training Centre for reasons yet to be disclosed.

Typically this season, when a player doesn’t appear in the training pictures they tend to miss the following match.

Take Fabinho for instance. He was missing from images that surfaced from the build-up to the Tottenham Hotspur match where they trained at Leyton Orient’s Brisbane Road prior, he missed that match.

Alisson has already been amongst the social media rumour mill this season. Prior to the home defeat to Graham Potter’s Brighton, it was rumoured that the goalkeeper would miss the match through illness.

Team news broke and Caoimhin Kelleher was handed his second Premier League start as the Liverpool number one was absent through non-COVID related illness.

The former-West Ham goalkeeper started in goal for the Reds when Everton and Liverpool met in October.

He covered for his goalkeeping colleague in the reverse fixture at Goodison Park as Virgil van Dijk trudged off the pitch with an Anterior Cruciate Ligaments injury.

In the previous match at Villa Park, he shipped seven goals as Dean Smith’s side annihilated the Premier League champions.

Following his spell between the sticks and the return of Reds number one, he has slipped down the pecking order for the Irishman Kelleher who took his spot as back-up.

However, the Ireland under-21s international is at risk of missing the 238th Merseyside derby through injury after too joined the long list of Liverpool injuries.

Jurgen Klopp may acknowledge the issue in his press conference on Friday, however if the trend continues, the Sevilla-born keeper will be set for his third Premier League start of the season.

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