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Why Alisson is not part of Liverpool’s squad to take on Ajax


Why Alisson is not part of Liverpool’s squad to take on Ajax

Liverpool have taken to social media this evening, to provide an explanation for Alisson’s absence from the club’s matchday squad to take on Ajax.

Liverpool back in action

Jurgen Klopp’s men are set to get their European campaign back underway later tonight.

The Reds will welcome Dutch giants Ajax to Anfield, for their penultimate Champions League group stage outing.

Liverpool head into proceedings sitting pretty atop the Group D table as things stand, two points clear of both their upcoming opponents, and Atalanta.

Nevertheless, the Premier League champions will enter the clash in search of a bounce-back result, having seen their scintillating recent spell of form brought to a firm end by Atalanta last week.

A meeting with La Dea on Merseyside saw the hosts deservedly downed by 2 goals to nil, meaning that, as things stand, Liverpool have not yet booked their spot in the competition’s knockout rounds.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 25: Gian Piero Gasperini, Head Coach of Atalanta B.C. reacts during the UEFA Champions League Group D stage match between Liverpool FC and Atalanta BC at Anfield on November 25, 2020 in Liverpool, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Peter Powell - Pool/Getty Images)

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 25: Gian Piero Gasperini, Head Coach of Atalanta B.C. reacts during the UEFA Champions League Group D stage match between Liverpool FC and Atalanta BC at Anfield on November 25, 2020 in Liverpool, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Peter Powell – Pool/Getty Images)

It is also worth noting that Klopp and co. followed up their European defeat with a disappointing league stalemate with Brighton over the weekend.

Alisson misses out

As such, ahead of kick-off on Tuesday, Liverpool are no doubt desperate to get back to winning ways, with a crucial 3-point haul.

As outlined above, however, the Reds’ hopes this evening have not been at all aided by the absence of a key member of Jurgen Klopp’s squad.

The player in question? Alisson.

Upon the starting XI of the hosts making its way online a short time ago, shot-stopper Alisson was nowhere to be seen, quickly resulting in widespread panic amongst the Liverpool faithful.

The Merseysiders themselves, though, have since moved to ease such fears, confirming that their no.1’s absence versus Ajax comes simply as a precaution, as Alisson deals with a tight muscle in his leg:

*Update* – Jurgen Klopp has since revealed that Alisson’s issue is in his hamstring, with the Brazilian therefore likely to miss somewhere between 10 and 14 days of action:

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Tottenham Hotspur FC 10 12 21
2 Liverpool FC 10 5 21
3 Chelsea FC 10 12 19
4 Leicester City FC 10 5 18
5 West Ham United FC 10 6 17
6 Southampton FC 10 3 17
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 10 0 17
8 Everton FC 10 2 16
9 Manchester United FC 9 0 16
10 Aston Villa FC 9 7 15
11 Manchester City FC 9 4 15
12 Leeds United 10 -2 14
13 Newcastle United FC 10 -3 14
14 Arsenal FC 10 -2 13
15 Crystal Palace FC 10 -3 13
16 Brighton & Hove Albion FC 10 -2 10
17 Fulham FC 10 -8 7
18 West Bromwich Albion 10 -11 6
19 Burnley FC 9 -13 5
20 Sheffield United FC 10 -12 1
Player Team Goals
Calvert-Lewin, Dominic Everton FC 10
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur FC 9
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City FC 8
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 8
Kane, Harry Tottenham Hotspur FC 7
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United FC 7
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United FC 7
Bamford, Patrick Leeds United 7
Watkins, Ollie Aston Villa FC 6
Grealish, Jack Aston Villa FC 5
Zaha, Wilfried Crystal Palace FC 5
Ings, Danny Southampton FC 5
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 5
Ward-Prowse, James Southampton FC 4
Werner, Timo Chelsea FC 4
Mahrez, Riyad Manchester City FC 4
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 4
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion FC 4
Bowen, Jarrod West Ham United FC 4
Jimenez, Raul Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 4



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