Liverpool FC earned a deserved draw at Manchester City, coming away with a point but potentially two big injuries.
Weekend at City
With a series of errors against Manchester City, including two in the same play phase that saw Erling Haaland open the score, the goalie had a forgettable outing over the weekend.
Much more worrisome, though, was the apparent injury Alisson sustained in the dying seconds. Just before City took a corner and nearly scored, he went to the ground holding the back of his leg.
Allison and Jota for Liverpool FC
It appeared as though Alisson had a hamstring injury, which may keep the goalie out of action for several weeks or the whole season. However, nothing has been verified thus far, and scan results are expected.
“I hope it’s not that serious, but I don’t have the answer,” Klopp stated in reference to Alisson.
Another player who seemed to sustain an injury versus City was Jota. After just 54 minutes, the forward was replaced by Luis Diaz after having a quiet game.
“The shadow on this game is obviously that Ali felt something and Diogo felt something – something we have to assess and then we will see,” Klopp stated following the match.
“Unfortunately, we’ve lost Diogo due to a muscle [issue],” he continued.
LB LOST for Liverpool FC
The Scotland international Robertson, a mainstay at left back, had a shoulder injury last month while playing for his country and will likely need surgery that will keep him out until the new year.
Before the exciting Sunday night draw between the Tartan Army, who are off to Euro 2024, and Norway, he provided an update to Viaplay Sports, saying: “I’m getting there, slowly and surely.” The most important thing was that the surgery went well and there were no side effects.
“After three weeks after surgery, everything is going great. I just need to take things little by little, week by week. So far, so good. So far, everything has gone smoothly, and perhaps this will continue. Hopefully, I’ll be back on the grass in no time.”
Due to many setbacks, the injury-plagued Spaniard has not played a single game since April. It seems doubtful that he will return from his chronic hip issue until the New Year at the latest.
“Thiago is a continuous issue. We can’t exert further pressure there,” Klopp stated earlier this month in reference to Thiago.
“However, we anticipate his return sometime around the beginning of the New Year.
“November has already arrived. That would entail an additional four weeks, but I think that would be a reasonable attempt. I am really happy to see him again. The player is just outstanding.
“I understand why you ask but we can’t have a week by week update because it will not change a lot in this moment.”