Alisson out for several weeks, Lonergan may get a contract offer
Alisson Becker limped off the pitch in the 38th minute of Liverpool’s Premier League opener, a 4-1 win over Norwich City at Anfield, to be replaced by Adrian who had come in on a free transfer a week earlier.
The initial assessment of his condition is that he would be out for 3-6 weeks due to a grade 2 calf tear.
Initial medical assessment on Alisson injury is a calf tear, to be confirmed by scan today. That's v. good news, as rules out Achilles rupture. Grade of tear to be judged by scan, but medic's first judgement was grade 2 – so absence of 3-6 weeks (average of a month). #LFC
— David Maddock (@MaddockMirror) August 10, 2019
Meanwhile, with Adrian poised to step into the fray, Simon Mignolet gone, Kamil Grabara out on loan and Caoimhin Kelleher still recovering from a broken wrist, the club are considering giving Andy Lonergan a short-term contract to help bridge the gap, according to Connor Dunn of Liverpool Echo.
The 35-year-old free agent, who is already at Melwood, helped the Reds out during their pre-season tour in the USA, putting in a decent 45-minute performance against Sevilla.