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Liverpool suffer key injury blow with Alisson out for at least six weeks

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Alisson sidelined for at least six weeks following calf injury

Liverpool have reportedly suffered an injury blow with goalkeeper Alisson Becker likely to miss up to six weeks of action with a calf problem.

The Brazil international picked up the injury during the opening half of the Premier League curtain-raiser against Norwich City and he was thereafter replaced by debutant and summer signing Adrian.

Thereafter, he was spotted leaving the ground on a wheelchair which presented doubts over an Achilles injury but The Express states that he has suffered nothing more than a calf injury.

Still, the 26-year-old will miss up to six weeks of first-team action with the European champions, who are presently with just one fit senior shot-stopper in the form of Adrian.

Former Preston North End goalkeeper Andy Lonergan could be handed with a short-term contract in the injury absence of Alisson. The 35-year-old was training with the Reds during the initial weeks of pre-season.

Liverpool made an impressive start to the Premier League campaign with a 4-1 triumph over newly-promoted Norwich City at Anfield. The victory sees them second on the table behind Manchester City on goal difference.