Liverpool Learn Extent of Alisson Injury
Source: Mirror
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson is ruled out of Brentford clash due to injury.
  • Manager Jurgen Klopp faces longterm concerns over the absence of Alisson.
  • The Brazilian international is likely to be unavailable until after the March international break.

Liverpool are likely to be without goalkeeper Alisson until after the March international break, as confirmed by his national team coach Dorival Junior. In Saturday's win against Brentford, firstchoice keeper Alisson was absent and Caoimhin Kelleher took his place in goal. This adds to Liverpool's injury woes with several other players already sidelined, including Thiago and Trent AlexanderArnold.

During the match against Brentford, Curtis Jones and Diogo Jota were both forced off due to injuries. As a result, they are expected to miss Sunday's Carabao Cup final. Jota suffered a knee injury when he landed heavily on it during an incident involving Christian Norgaard from Brentford.

In addition to these injuries, there are doubts surrounding Darwin Nunez and Mohamed Salah. Manager Jurgen Klopp has stated that their conditions will be assessed day by day.

Brazilian boss Dorival Junior revealed that not only will Alisson miss upcoming matches for Liverpool but also fellow Premier League stars Matheus Cunha and Joao Pedro won't participate in Brazil's internationals either. Neymar remains a longterm absentee. Dorival said:“In terms of possible callups, all the names mentioned are important players …”

Caoimhin Kelleher started in goal for Liverpool away to Brentford

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The absence of Alisson is a significant blow for Liverpool, as he is considered one of the best goalkeepers in the world. However, his understudy Caoimhin Kelleher performed admirably against Brentford and made some crucial saves. Centreback Virgil van Dijk praised Kelleher's performance and expressed confidence in his abilities.

Liverpool will need to rely on their squad depth during this challenging period. With important matches coming up, including the Carabao Cup final, Klopp must find solutions despite these setbacks.

In other news related to Brazilian football, the national team has faced difficulties in World Cup qualification. After two consecutive defeats against Colombia and Argentina, Brazil's interim boss Fernando Diniz was sacked due to poor results. “Brazil's two friendlies offer them some respite from a difficult start …”.