Alisson Out of Atleti Tie
Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson is out of next week’s Champions League round of 16 second leg tie against Atletico Madrid, Jurgen Klopp has revealed.
The Brazilian has sustained a hip injury and will not return, as the Reds seek to turn over a 1-0 first leg deficit at Anfield.
The goalkeeper has also been omitted from Brazil’s squad to play World Cup qualifiers against Bolivia and Peru later this month.
“Unfortunately Ali is out,” Klopp said. “He had a little incident in training before the Chelsea game. We all thought it was nothing and it was clear he would not play anyway; the plan was he was on the bench.
“There, we thought: ‘Come on, we don’t have to take any risks’ so left him out of the squad. [There was a] scan the next day and they found something so now he is out. It is a muscle, slight, in the hip region. A small muscle.”
Asked to confirm the length of Alisson’s absence, Klopp said, “Next week no, that means Atlético. I don’t want to say no [to the Everton game] but I don’t know if he will be available. He is not available for tomorrow and then the next week.
“We have to judge the situation anew. I would say after the international break 100%. Whatever we can get before that we will see.”