Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson is set to be out for eight weeks after limping out of Friday’s opening day victory over Norwich City, according to the Daily Mail.
They report that the stopper has been assessed by Liverpool’s staff and is expected to be missing for eight weeks, including the opening match of the Reds’ Champions League programme next month.
Adrian came on and made his debut in the 4-1 romp, but because he is the club’s only fit goalkeeper, Jurgen Klopp is apparently considering bringing in Andy Lonergan on a free transfer to bolster his ranks.
The Brazilian made such a difference to Liverpool’s backline last season and in a campaign where it’s imperative to make a fast start to keep pace with Manchester City, the Reds could be at a significant disadvantage.
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Liverpool fans had enough of dodgy goalkeepers before Alisson’s big-money arrival last summer, which almost instantly settled down a backline that had been leaky for years.
Now, Adrian looks set to be thrown in at the deep end, charged with organising and integrating with a backline he is unfamiliar with.
Can the Spaniard deal with the intensity of a title race that looks set to go off at a rapid pace? That could be a real worry for Klopp, because they cannot afford to lose ground on City so early on and Adrian produced some hairy moments towards the end of his West Ham career.