Alisson and Diogo Jota of Liverpool will not play in the Community Shield match against Manchester City because they were unable to get back into shape in time.
Since the preseason friendly against Manchester United in Bangkok on July 12, Alisson has not played. Although the Brazilian goalkeeper has resumed training, he won’t be able to face City in the season opener on Saturday at the King Power Stadium.
However, Jurgen Klopp is still optimistic that his goalkeeper will be available when Liverpool faces Fulham on August 6 to open the 2022–23 Premier League season.
While Jota is currently recovering from a muscle injury, it is unknown when he will be able to return.
“Alisson and Diogo have no [chance against Man City],” Klopp said as he faced the media on Thursday. “Ali trained today more than the day before so he will be definitely available for Fulham, but not for the weekend.
“The same for Diogo. Diogo was not here with us so how could he play a football game? That will take a while unfortunately. That’s it.”