Rivaldo fires warning to Klopp over playing key Liverpool man at Man Utd

Date published: Thursday 17th October 2019 10:47

Brazil legend Rivaldo has urged Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp to think carefully about starting Alisson against Manchester United on Sunday.

Alisson is back in contention after over two months out with a calf issue he suffered in the opening Premier League game against Norwich City.

The 27-year-old is expected to come straight back in for Adrian, who has deputised excellently in his place but speaking to the Daily Mirror, Rivaldo said that Alisson must be careful is he does get selected to start at Old Trafford.

“This is his first match in a few months and perhaps it could be a little risky to put him in to play in such a big match, but he is an experienced goalkeeper and he is certainly prepared to show his value if called upon,” the former midfielder said.



“Every player loves to play in these kinds of matches. Of course, it would be better to have him fully match fit having played a few games already, but that’s not the case, however his experience and quality should be enough to mask that lack of sharpness.

“He is one of the best goalkeepers in the world right now and he is used to this kind of big event, so I believe he won’t have any problems with it and he will be as solid in Liverpool’s goal as he always is.”

Liverpool go into Sunday’s game eight points clear at the Premier League’s summit, 15 points ahead of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.

Speaking ahead of the clash, full-back Andy Robertson hailed Red Devils midfielder and Scotland teammate Scott McTominay’s “excellent” performances so far this season.



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