Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker has thanked fans for their support and vowed to return to football action as quickly as possible after picking up an injury in their 4-1 win over Norwich City.
The Champions League holders started the new Premier League campaign in fine form, winning on Friday night, but the result was soured when Alisson went down in pain with the team already three goals ahead.
He turned down a stretcher but the injury did not look good as he hobbled off the pitch and down the tunnel, with head coach Jurgen Klopp later confirming a possible serious calf injury.
Klopp also ruled Alisson out of Wednesday’s European Super Cup game against Chelsea, while ESPN claim that he had to leave Anfield in a wheelchair because he could not apply any weight at all to his leg.
Adrian, a late free transfer signing to replace Simon Mignolet, came on in his place, though Alisson hopes it will not be long before he returns.
Taking to Twitter in the early hours of Saturday, the goalie posted: ‘Thank you all for the messages! Will be back as soon as possible and stronger!! #YNWA’
Alisson had a long summer due to the Copa America and returned to pre-season much later than many of his teammates, and Klopp was disappointed to lose such an important player so early in the season.
‘He felt as if something hit him from the back,’ the German explained.
‘He will not be ready for Wednesday. He couldn’t carry on. That is not a good sign. A tear? Maybe, but you cannot say that without the scan. We will find a solution and move on.’
On Adrian, he said: ‘Adrian is a good goalie. In a situation like this you want someone who played the league. A calm guy who is good with his feet, which is really important for us. But we don’t want a situation where just one goalie is fit.’