Klopp confirms good news on Alisson – but Mac Allister injury “doesn’t look good”

Jurgen Klopp has provided good and bad injury news ahead of Liverpool’s trip to Crystal Palace, with Alisson nearing a return but Alexis Mac Allister out.

Alisson raised hopes among supporters on Thursday as he shared a photo of his gloves from the AXA Training Centre, having missed the last three games due to injury.

The Brazilian has always been slated for a return from his hamstring problem when Man United arrive at Anfield on December 17, but he could now make an earlier comeback.

Alisson looks good,” Klopp told reporters on Friday.

“I don’t know if good enough for tomorrow, I have to check with the coaches, the medical department – and with Ali, of course.”

The manager did confirm that his No. 1 had “trained normal” on Thursday, though it seems likely that Caoimhin Kelleher will keep his place against Palace.

Mac Allister, meanwhile, is set to miss the trip to Selhurst Park having suffered a nasty cut to his knee in the 2-0 win at Sheffield United.

“Macca doesn’t look good, so we have to see day by day,” Klopp explained.

SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - Wednesday, December 6, 2023: Liverpool's Alexis Mac Allister goes down injured during the FA Premier League match between Sheffield United FC and Liverpool FC at Bramall Lane. (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

“They were pretty hopeful after the game that it was not that serious – it’s not that serious, but in this period of the year, if you’re out five days it’s 12 games pretty much.

“We have to wait. I don’t expect him to be ready for tomorrow, don’t know about Thursday [against Union SG] or Sunday [against Man United] after that.”

Joel Matip (ACL) is among the long-term absentees for Liverpool, with Diogo Jota (hamstring), Andy Robertson (shoulder), Thiago (hip) and Stefan Bajcetic (calf) also absent.