Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker suffered calf injury during the opening match of English Premier League, topping the game against Norwich City 4-1 at Anfield. It was a bittersweet end to the start of the team’s campaign as Becker substituted during the first half while taking a goal kick until he slipped and went down holding his calf. Claim your bonus at 12BTi Sportsbook when you register an account. We have exciting offers coming, plus latest sports news, betting odds and match predictions all collected for you!
The Brazil international was replaced by close-season recruit Adrian, who made his Liverpool debut following the Becker’s injury. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp later admitted that he goalkeeper would be out for a few weeks with his calf injury. In a statement via Liverpool’s website, Klopp said “(It’s) not too cool. It’s a calf injury which takes him obviously out for a while. “I don’t want to make (an) exact prognosis on when he will be back but it will not be Wednesday for sure.” Klopp has already confirmed that Becker will be sidelined on the UEFA Super Cup clash against Chelsea in Istanbul and might not make it to the Southampton visit for their second league match. “I saw already [people saying] six weeks and stuff like this, but Ali was not a lot injured in his career, so I would like to wait a little bit to see how he develops in that process now. But he is not in for the next few weeks,” Klopp added.
Becker’s injury will be a massive hole to fill for the Reds, with his huge contribution to the team for the European glory and Premier League runners-up in his debut season for The Reds last term. He managed to keep 21 clean sheets in 38 Premier League matches last season, which is more than any other keeper since Petr Cech managed 24 in 2004/05. The 26-year old also kept 6 clean sheets in 13 Champions League games that led the team to European supremacy. Becker moved to Liverpool from AS Roma in a then world-record fee of £66m, which was later broken by Kepa Arrizabalaga’s mega move to Chelsea. Be the first to know the latest updates on your favorite team’s fixture and news, and also the freshest changes in betting odds here at 12Bti Sportsbook.
Liverpool’s massive fee to sign Becker is all worth it as the star goalkeeper and gave brilliant performance in every match and made sure a zero goal to any opposing teams. With the Brazilian off the field in the next coming, the team entrusted the net to the new signing Adrian. Aside from the possible 6-week absence in the team, Becker might also missed Brazil’s match facing Colombia and Peru in friendlies in Miami and Los Angeles for the season’s first international break at the start of September. Catch the latest news, current scores and standing, betting tips, odds and match predictions only here at 12BET. Sign-up now!