Jürgen Klopp's Alisson Becker fitness update
Jürgen Klopp has provided an update on the fitness issue that ruled Alisson Becker out of tonight's Champions League clash with AFC Ajax.
The Brazilian goalkeeper is sidelined due to a hamstring injury, meaning Caoimhin Kelleher makes his European debut for the Reds.
Speaking to BT Sport pre-match, Klopp also admitted Alisson was likely to miss the weekend's Premier League match with Wolverhampton Wanderers.
The boss said: "So it's not COVID, I think it's something we have to mention when it's not the case – and it's not the case.
“He told us after the game that he felt in the 60, 70th minute of the last game his hamstring. [We] did a scan, it's a little one but enough for today and probably for another week.
“We don't know exactly, we have to wait and I've never heard about a hamstring is only four or five days, so 10 to 14 days I think.
“Then we had to make the decision: Queev or Adrian. And Queev, I know him pretty much five years, four years for sure – I'm not sure when he came to the first team, training with us and stuff like this.
“He's just improving and improving and improving and he's a football-playing goalie, good shot-stopper, which is obviously the most important thing. My job is to make decisions and I did that.”