Liverpool dealt tough injury blow with Alisson set to miss time

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Liverpool has been a bit unlucky of late, losing three of its last four matches, and the team was just dealt a bit of a blow on the injury front. 

 

On Friday, manager Jurgen Klopp announced star goalie Alisson Becker won't be able to play on Saturday against Bournemouth due to a muscle injury. To make matters worse, Alisson has already been ruled out of next Wednesday's Champions League game as well. 

Becker originally injured himself in training ahead of the FA Cup clash with Chelsea, a game the Reds lost 2-0. Though it wasn't expected to be serious, further tests have shown the Brazilian star will need to miss some action in order to get himself healthy once again. 

 

While him missing the English Premier League showdown with Bournemouth will sting, not having him for the CL battle against Atletico Madrid is certainly concerning. 

 

Liverpool lost the first leg 1-0 and is hoping to advance to the quarterfinals of the tournament. They need to play their best to come back and take down the Spanish side. Without Alisson between the posts, Atletico Madrid will enter the match with even more confidence. 

 

Right now, the focus will be on Alisson to get back to 100 percent ASAP, so he can help this team continue its epic run for a league title.