Liverpool won their season opener against Norwich 4-1 on Friday night but boss Jurgen Klopp insists Alisson’s calf injury has ”cast a shadow” over the victory.The Brazilian suffered the injury as he slipped while taking a goal-kick.He required treatment on the field and although a stretcher was brought out the 26-year-old managed to walk off the pitch with the help of a physio.After the game Klopp revealed his knowledge of the extent of the injury.“The Ali situation is a shadow on the game,” he told Sky Sports.”He thought something hit him on the calf, so that’s not a very good sign.”That’s how it felt, so it’s not a good sign and sportsmen know what I mean. It means it’s probably a bit more than a strain, and we have to see and make the diagnosis.“It doesn’t look to good.”The German also confirmed Alisson will miss next week’s Super Cup match against Chelsea on Wednesday in Istanbul, Turkey.”He will not be ready for Wednesday,” he added.Alisson signed for Liverpool last summer in a record £67million deal from Roma.Last season he was a key member of the squad as he helped keep 21 clean sheets in 38 Premier League appearances, which also saw the Reds only lose one game in their entire league campaign.Although it is too early to know how long Alisson will be unavailable for, the news was grim viewing for fantasy football fans.Some even took to social media to vent their frustrations, with one fan tweeting: “That sound you hear is the sound of millions of people dropping Alisson from their fantasy football rosters.”While a another predicted a lot of fantasy football managers will be looking to quickly take the goalkeeper out of their team, they added: “Fantasy football app crashing tonight now Alisson is injured.”A third felt it could all be over for them after one game, they said: “Alisson injured already? I hate fantasy football, I quit.”Many had clearly backed Alisson to reproduce his form that helped Liverpool challenge for the title last season, as according to the official Premier League’s fantasy football website, Alisson was picked by 31.5 per cent of players.Second is Brighton’s keeper David Button, although his preference is likely to be down to being a favourite back-up goalkeeper.Manchester City’s Emerson was picked by 18.6 per cent of people and Manchester United goalkeeper David Gea was selected by 11.5 per cent, although both of these keepers could see their percentage increase next week depending on the full extent of Alisson’s injury being revealed.

Source link