Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker facing up to six weeks out with shoulder injury, says Jurgen Klopp

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has revealed that star goalkeeper Alisson Becker could miss up to six weeks through injury.

The Brazilian is the undisputed first-choice stopper at Anfield, though missed Sunday’s shock 7-2 thrashing by Aston Villa with a shoulder problem sustained during an accidental collision with a team-mate at Melwood on Saturday.

Deputy Adrian once again failed to impress after stepping in for Alisson at Villa Park, committing the error that led to Villa’s first goal on a chastening night for the champions in Birmingham.

Standard Sport understands that Liverpool’s medical staff won’t rule out surgery for Alisson until the injury has settled, though club sources currently consider that outcome unlikely.

Klopp initially expressed doubt that the 28-year-old would be fit to face in-form Premier League leaders Everton in the Merseyside derby on October 17.

Asked about the situation again after Liverpool’s humbling at Villa Park, the German revealed that Alisson could actually be missing for a total of six weeks.

Such a time frame would see the player sit out three of the Reds’ opening Champions League group games as well as key top-flight fixtures against the likes of Manchester City, who host Liverpool on November 7.

“No chance to play against Everton,” Klopp said of Alisson. “We don’t know exactly.

“Let me say, it could have been worse with that injury, that’s for sure. We were slightly lucky but it’s not that he can play against Everton.

“I don’t want to put a timeframe on it but four weeks could be possible, six weeks is maybe more likely, but I don’t know. We have to assess this thing, that’s how it is.”

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