Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson is believed to be a doubt for this evening’s match against Arsenal after not training over the weekend due to an unspecified fitness issue.
The Brazilian international missed 14 matches last season due to calf and hip injuries and fans on Twitter are becoming increasingly concerned with the shot-stopper’s injury record, especially as they don’t trust Adrian as his backup:
We are doomed without Allison…
— DANI SETIAWAN (@ds205063) September 27, 2020
big concern 😭
— ` (@RobboTease) September 27, 2020
Alisson and injury 🤦🏽♂️
— MorganEmmanuel (@MorganE03540912) September 27, 2020
In karius we trust??
— LFCjacob15 (@Wacoblfc8) September 27, 2020
Time to changed that training program, even his diet if that is the answer
— tobbeYNWA (@YnwaTobbe) September 27, 2020
I don’t trust Adrian . Everytime he plays my heart beats like crazy and not in a good way.
— Bruno Dacruz (@dacruz_bruno) September 27, 2020
with the performance of Adrian on Thursday I would prefer keeping Karius. This is very concerning.
— Batir Wardam (@batirw) September 27, 2020
When our back up is as bad as Adrian it’s massively concerning
— LFCJ (@LFCJ__) September 27, 2020
Absolutely. You simply can’t have Adrian as your number 2 when your number 1 misses as many games as Ali.
— **CAPTAIN MOUSTACHE AND HIS MAGIC FLUTE (@MoustacheHis) September 27, 2020
It will be a blow for the Reds if Alisson is sidelined for such an important match. With Manchester City having already lost their first game of the season, manager Jurgen Klopp will want to capitalise by picking up another three points.
However, the Brazilian’s absence would certainly reduce the chances of that happening. Adrian has put in some decent performances for Liverpool over the past twelve months, most notably in UEFA Super Cup, but his mistakes in the defeats to Chelsea and Atletico Madrid earlier this year directly led to the Reds crashing out of both the FA Cup and the Champions League. If he starts tonight, supporters will be hoping he has a good game.