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Liverpool Player Klopp Called 'Best In The World' Set To Miss Friendly With Crystal Palace

Chris Stonadge

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Liverpool Player Klopp Called 'Best In The World' Set To Miss Friendly With Crystal Palace

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has provided an update on the fitness of Alisson Becker after the Brazilian ‘felt something’ in training this pre-season.

The Reds are on tour in the far east and are already nursing the injuries to Calvin Ramsay, Caoimhin Kelleher and Diogo Jota.

In quotes relayed by The Athletic, Klopp said that Alisson, who he has dubbed the best keeper in the world, sat out the latest session after he ‘felt something’ during the warm-up.

“Ali was not 100 per cent earlier,” said the Liverpool boss. “He felt something while warming up so again we will have to see.” Klopp also confirmed that Diogo Jota injured himself too, suffering a reoccurrence of the hamstring injury that he suffered whilst on international duty in June.

“Diogo, unlucky eh? He had an injury from the end of last season, he trained fully yesterday but got injured again,” he said. “That’s really not cool. Now we have to wait for the results. He had an assessment this morning so we will have to see. It’s in the same area.”

The two are big blows for Liverpool in their preparations for the new season, but Klopp did provide solace that the rest of the squad is in good condition.

“I think pretty much all the others are fine. It’s the period of the year when we have to be really careful,” said the manager.

Klopp will now be forced to turn to alternatives to feature in goal for Liverpool against Crystal Palace tomorrow.

35-year-old stopper Adrian is likely to be given the gloves, but England Under-19 ‘keeper Harvey Davies will also be in with a shout to feature.

Darwin Nunez will also likely figure from the start.

The Reds lost their first pre-season fixture against Manchester United on Tuesday, as the Red Devils dispatched a youthful Liverpool outfit 4-0.

Crystal Palace have just eight senior players available for their fixture with Liverpool, so it will likely be an easier fixture for Liverpool to feature some of their rotational players in.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp, Alisson

Chris Stonadge
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