Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker is “fine” after reports of the Brazilian missing training.
The reason that he missed the session at the AXA Training Centre on Thursday afternoon has yet to be clarified.
Stand-in goalkeeper Adrian posted on social media yesterday ahead of the Merseyside Derby which brought unwarranted negative feedback for the Spaniard.
In light of the revelation that the 28-year-old was absent from training images, many thought that the former-West Ham goalkeeper was in line to start on Saturday.
This season, there has been a trend when it comes to injury and training galleries. 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.
There was no update on the Irishman’s injury but Liverpool fans can expect Alisson to make his 21st Premier League appearance of the season.
During Friday’s Press Conference, head coach Jurgen Klopp said:
He [Alisson] is fine.
Brazil’s number one is looking for consecutive clean sheets for the first time this season in the Premier League.
Another strong performance will see the criticism fade away after three costly mistakes against Manchester City and Leicester.
On the shot-stoppers confidence, Klopp said:
Nothing changes with my confidence on Alisson. He knows he’s a world-class goalie. I am not one second worried.
The outlook for the rest of the season the Premier League champions is that every game is a must-win as the current holders are currently in sixth with Saturday’s opponents, Everton breathing down the Reds necks.
A run of three defeats at home saw Liverpool slip outside the Champions League positions with Manchester City, Manchester United, Leicester City and Chelsea currently occupying the top four.
Whereas West Ham, who are two points ahead of the six-time European Cup winners, sit in fifth.