Liverpool will make a last-minute decision on goalkeeper Alisson’s availability for Saturday’s match against Crystal Palace.
Alisson has missed the Reds’ last three games having picked up a muscle injury in the 1-1 draw with Manchester City.
Caoimhin Kelleher has been filling in for the Brazilian since, with Jurgen Klopp’s side picking up three successive wins in all competitions to move to second in the Premier League.
However, as Liverpool prepare to travel to face Crystal Palace on the weekend, they could be able to welcome back their first-choice keeper after he returned to first-team training.
‘Alisson looks good,’ Klopp said at his pre-match press conference when asked about the fitness of the 31-year-old. ‘I don’t know if good enough for tomorrow, however.’
One player who won’t be available for the trip to Selhurst Park is midfielder Alexis Mac Allister.
The Argentine had stitches put in a knee wound that he sustained in Wednesday’s win over Sheffield United.
‘He doesn’t look good. We have to see day by day. We have to see how he shows up. I don’t expect him to be ready for tomorrow,’ the German confirmed. ‘I don’t know about Thursday or Sunday [next week].’
Liverpool also confirmed recently that Joel Matip is likely to miss the rest of the season after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament in the game against Fulham.
The centre-back is in the final year of his contract with the club but Klopp urged the club to consider giving the 32-year-old a new deal to help him while he undergoes a lengthy period of rehab.
‘I’m pretty sure the club will show their class. We have to make a decision with Joel with how things look after that,’ he said.
‘I would say so [there is a chance of a new deal] but it’s not my decision.’
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