Liverpool without Alisson, Jota for Community Shield

Liverpool without Alisson, Jota for Community Shield

Published July 28, 2022
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SALZBURG, Austria (AP) — Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker will be fit in time for the start of the Premier League season even though he’ll miss the Community Shield against Manchester City this weekend, manager Jurgen Klopp said Thursday.

The Brazil international has returned to training but will not be risked against City at Leicester’s King Power Stadium for the annual game between last season’s Premier League champions and FA Cup winners.

“Ali trained today more than the day before, so he will definitely be available for Fulham,” Klopp said, referring to Liverpool’s first opponent in the Premier League on Aug. 6, “but not for the weekend.”

“It’s very important,” he said. “We have played this ‘final’ a couple of times and it would be nice if we could win it. It’s the last domestic cup competition we didn’t win yet, so we will give it a try.”