Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker will miss Wednesday’s European Super Cup final against Europa League winners Chelsea in Istanbul.
Concise News reports that Alisson was forced off in Liverpool’s opening Premier League game of the season against Norwich with a calf injury.
The European champions were 3-0 up against Norwich when Alisson went down after his left leg buckled as he prepared to take a 36th-minute goal kick.
The Brazil international was replaced by Adrian, who was handed a surprise debut for his new club after only joining Liverpool earlier this week as a free agent following his release from West Ham at the end of last season.
Liverpool went on to beat Norwich 4-1, and after the game boss Jurgen Klopp confirmed Alisson will miss the European Super Cup final.
“It’s a calf injury,” Klopp said.
“He felt as if something hit him from the back. He won’t be ready for Wednesday, I can say that already.
“It is not good but we will find a solution and move on,” added the German.
The player himself thanked fans for their messages on social media and vowed to come back stronger.
Thank you all for the messages! Will be back as soon as possible and stronger!! 💪🏼🙌🏼🧤 #YNWA
— Alisson Becker (@Alissonbecker) August 9, 2019