Liverpool and Brazil goalkeeper Alisson Becker has injured his shoulder in training and could be out for several weeks, his coach Juergen Klopp has revealed.
Klopp predicted Alisson would not be available immediately after the upcoming international break, potentially ruling him out of the Merseyside derby away to table-toppers Everton on October 17 and Liverpool's Champions League group-stage opener at Ajax on October 21.
The goalkeeper appears certain to miss Brazil's first two World Cup qualifiers, at home to Bolivia on October 10 and away to Peru four days later.
"Yesterday there was an incident in training, very unlucky - two players clashed with each other, one gets up, one doesn't. The one who didn't get up was Ali," Klopp said before Liverpool's EPL match against Villa on Sunday.
"We don't know 100 per cent (how serious the problem is), but he cannot play today. We have to do further assessment; but he's injured, let me say it like this. Now we hope it will go really quickly."
Australian Associated Press