While the Brazilian goalkeeper was receiving treatment during the match between the two teams that are currently in first and second place in the Premier League, he was still able to finish the game. He made four crucial saves, which allowed his team to secure a late point.
After Arsenal’s thrilling victory over Brentford on Saturday night, both teams are now trailing Arsenal at the top of the table. Trent Alexander-Arnold’s goal equalized Erling Haaland’s strike, leaving both teams trailing Arsenal.
During the early stages of the second half, Diogo Jota was taken out of the game, and Jurgen Klopp acknowledged that the severity of the injuries sustained by both Alisson and Jota has not yet been determined.
The statement was made by Klopp in an interview with talkSPORT. “It appears that we have lost Ali due to a muscle problem, and also Diogo Jota.” It is a great setback. With approximately fifteen games scheduled to take place before Boxing Day, we need to successfully navigate this period, make progress, and work toward finding more stability. When we play games like this, we need to be more defensively compact.
Caoimhin Kelleher, Liverpool’s backup goalkeeper, is expected to take over for Alisson in Thursday’s match against LASK at Anfield. This is despite the fact that Alisson has only appeared once in Liverpool’s Europa League campaign.
Although the potential absence of Jota would put additional pressure on Klopp’s attacking decisions, Liverpool has a strong squad with players such as Luis Diaz, Ryan Gravenberch, Cody Gakpo, and Harvey Elliott who are available to come off the bench on Saturday. If Jota were to be absent, the pressure would be increased.
Important players, such as first-choice left back Andy Robertson, who underwent shoulder surgery, and midfielders Thiago and Stefan Bajcetic, who are currently sidelined, are among the players that Jurgen Klopp is already dealing with injuries to.
Liverpool achieved the remarkable feat of becoming the first team to prevent Manchester City from winning a home game since Everton in December 2022. This achievement brought an end to Man City’s 23-match winning streak at home under Pep Guardiola. Liverpool’s victory came despite the fact that they were unable to secure a victory at the Etihad Stadium.