Jurgen Klopp says he’s “opening the champagne” over Alisson’s “little” injury

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says he's happy that Alisson's hamstring injury isn't too severe, although it could still keep him out of Liverpool's next three games.

The Brazilian goalkeeper was a surprise absentee from the Reds' Champions League clash at home to Ajax on Tuesday, with Klopp opting to start with Irish youngster Caoimhin Kelleher in his place.

Kelleher has been considered as the Reds' third-choice stopper, but he delivered a solid display in keeping a clean sheet after being preferred to the more experienced Adrian by his manager.

Klopp hailed Kelleher's "football playing abilities" after the match, and he could now keep his place for Sunday's Premier League clash at home to Wolves after Alisson was ruled out with the problem he picked up during last weekend's draw at Brighton.

Alisson missed the 1-0 win over Ajax
(Image: Pool via REUTERS)

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Brazilian media outlet Esporte Interativo asked Klopp to elaborate on the injury to their country's No.1 after the Ajax victory, and the German says that despite Alisson's absence from the next few games he is still rather happy.

“Look, in these times, when somebody tells you it’s two weeks, you start already opening the champagne,” Klopp said.

“So it’s, anyway, four games. So we’ll see, maybe three games, I don’t know. It’ll be… he cannot play at the weekend. That’s how it is. So we have to see what to do then.

“It’s a little, little, little, little, little, little hamstring injury. It’s enough to keep you out.

"He felt it during the game, it wasn’t that bad, but after the game he mentioned it, we did the scan and we saw it. So he’s out for a little while.”

After Wolves on Sunday the Reds will fly to Denmark to take on FC Midtjylland in what has now become a Champions League dead rubber, before Premier League matches at Fulham on December 13 and at home to Tottenham on December 16.

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