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Jurgen Klopp reveals plans for Alisson and Naby Keita as duo continue injury recovery

LFC Globe
13th September 2019
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has provided an injury update on and ahead of this weekend's meeting with Newcastle in the Premier League.

suffered a calf injury against Norwich in Liverpool's opening league game of the season at Anfield over a month ago.

The club have given little detail on how long the Brazilian is expected to be out for, initially suggesting he would be missing for at least "a few weeks."

has stepped up his rehabilitation at Melwood in the past week, returning to outdoor work alongside fellow goalkeepers , Andy Lonergan and .

Whilst is not ready for this weekend's meeting against Newcastle, Klopp insisted he is "improving" and could be back in action towards the end of next month.

“Funnily enough we had lunch together again, so he looks good,” the Liverpool manager told reporters at Melwood on Friday.

“He’s improving, but we cannot put any pressure on it.

“It was a really serious injury in the calf, it’s now much better of course and that’s good for us, good for him. But we don’t know exactly.

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“The target was always after the next international break, he could be ready [then] but we don’t know.

“How I said, there’s no pressure, and hopefully everything will be fine for the rest of the season. That’s the plan.”

Should be back after the international break, he will miss another seven games between the sticks for Liverpool, with his return coming against on 20 October.

Meanwhile, will miss this weekend's clash against Newcastle, as well as the Reds' first Champions League group fixture against next week.

The Guinean suffered yet another injury setback after limping off during an open-training session before Liverpool's Super Cup triumph over last month, but is expected to return to training in the next week.

Naby Keita

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“Naby is close, much closer than Ali, I think he could be training when we come back from next week,” Klopp said, before providing an update on the rest of his squad.

“Clyney and Paul Glatzel, they’re obviously far away still but doing big steps as well.

“I hope I didn’t miss anybody but it looks quite OK in the moment.”

Klopp's side will be looking to make it five wins out of five at the start of the new league season with three points against Steve Bruce's Newcastle.

They then travel to Naples in midweek as they kick-off their Champions League campaign, before facing at Stamford Bridge next weekend.

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