Klopp delivers Alisson injury update ahead of Chelsea clash

Liverpool began their Premier League campaign with an impressive win over Norwich

Liverpool began their Premier League campaign with an impressive win over Norwich

"We have to prove ourselves technically and physically that we are the same as the men".

But Mane's season didn't end there.

The 24-year-old is clearly being eased back into action by his manager and did pick up an injury this summer while participating in the Africa Cup of Nations with Guinea.

Mane had missed all of Liverpool's pre-season preparations on Merseyside, in the United States and at their training camp in Evian, France.

He wants to be on the team-sheet tonight after coming off the bench against Norwich at the weekend. It's obviously unusual playing them overseas, but I think every game is different and we'll go out there with a desire to win. Here are five reasons why I think the Champions League winners will prevail...

Following the Super Cup match in Istanbul, Liverpool travel to Southampton for their second league match on Saturday.

There is always a debate about how much these trophies matter.

Jurgen Klopp expects Liverpool to sign Andy Lonergan on a short-term deal to provide emergency goalkeeping cover.

The German said: "We won one competition a year ago that's all, how could we change our mentality? Liverpool have a strong team, but Adrian could be the only weak link in the Reds" lineup, which Chelsea should try exploiting.

Liverpool's victory against Norwich came at a cost as Brazil goalkeeper Alisson Becker, who also missed a large part of pre-season because of global commitments, pulled up with a calf injury that will see him miss the rest of the month.

Alisson hobbled off the Anfield turf on Friday night which overshadowed their 4-1 win against Premier League new boys Norwich.

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk believes that the Spaniard's experience will be vital in Alisson's absence.

Alisson's injury: Five things to know...


"We need to be absolutely ready". But what you can not do is lose it on the premise that we weren't prepared, or we didn't have that hunger or desire or everything you need to try and win a game of this magnitude.