Klopp issues update on Alisson and Jota

28 Nov 2023
Alisson, Klopp

Liverpool goalkeeper's injury isn't as bad as first feared but Portuguese star is set for longer absence

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Jurgen Klopp has given an update on Liverpool duo Alisson and Diogo Jota, saying that the Brazilian could miss their next four matches, with the latter likely to be out for even longer.

Liverpool's next five PL fixtures

Both players suffered injuries in the Reds' 1-1 draw with Manchester City last Saturday, with Alisson clutching his hamstring while Jota had to be replaced by Luis Diaz in the 54th minute.

“Both are out,” Klopp said in his press conference ahead of Liverpool's UEFA Europa League match against LASK tomorrow night.

“With Ali it’s a bit lesser, so we have to see – not day-by-day, he will not play tomorrow, not on Sunday, probably not the week after. Then it should be kind of OK.

“Diogo will take a little bit longer, we don’t know exactly how long, but it’s a bit more severe. We have to see.”

Alisson has been a crucial figure for Liverpool this season, having kept four clean sheets in the Premier League so far and made a string of impressive saves, including one that won August 2023's Castrol Save of the Month award.

Liverpool go into tomorrow's match knowing a win or a draw will qualify them into the next stage of the competition.

Group E standings
Team Pts Goal difference
Liverpool 9 +7
Toulouse 7 -2
Royale Union Saint-Gilloise 4 -4
LASK 3 -1

In the league, Alisson will be unavailable for Sunday's match against Fulham and is likely to miss next Wednesday's encounter against Sheffield United and the trip to Crystal Palace on Saturday 9 December.

What does it mean for FPL managers?

Liverpool’s back-up goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher (£3.9m) has the schedule to offer short-term value in Fantasy due to an injury to their no 1 Alisson (£5.6m) The Scout says.

According to the Fixture Difficulty Ratings (FDR), the Reds have the best run of opponents of any side in the next three Gameweeks; each of their matches, against Fulham, Sheff Utd and Palace, score only two.

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