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Klopp injury update: Alisson back in 3 weeks, Alexander-Arnold targets Man United clash

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has provided updates regarding injuries to key players like Joel Matip, Alisson Becker, and Trent Alexander-Arnold.

The German head coach is yet to hold a press conference for this weekend’s Premier League clash with Brighton & Hove Albion.

However, some young lads were invited on a tour of the Kirkby training centre and got the chance to speak with the legendary manager, who gave updates on players who have been missing in action for some time.

Alisson has been sidelined with a hamstring injury since the Reds’ 3-1 defeat to Arsenal on February 4.

Caoimhin Kelleher has deputised admirably for the Brazilian goalkeeper, but Klopp will be keen to have his first-choice stopper for the crucial title run-in.

When a fan on tour asked, “How’s Alisson?” Klopp answered (via the Daily Mail): “Two and a half to three weeks. It’s not that long anymore.”

If Alisson misses three weeks, he will miss games against Brighton, Sheffield United, Manchester United, Atalanta and Crystal Palace. 

Also, Klopp said that Alexander-Arnold is close to a return. He is reportedly targeting a comeback for the Man United game. 

Defender Joel Matip, who has been out since December, is already out on the grass training, but the manager did not say when he will be fully fit.

Despite the Reds suffering a plethora of injuries, several players have stepped up to fill the gap.

Kelleher has been stellar for the Merseyside club, helping the team claim the League Cup with massive saves in the final against Chelsea. 

Matip has struggled with injuries for most of the season, but Jarell Quansah has filled the void, delivering good performances every time he has been called upon.

The most impressive of the bunch has been right-back Conor Bradley, who has put in top showings for the Reds. 

The 20-year-old has carried that form to his national team, debuting for Northern Ireland and bagging the winner and man of the match award against Scotland.

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