English Premiership

Alisson pushing himself to start against United

2019-10-09 14:47
Alisson Becker
Alisson Becker (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson has reportedly been working as hard as he can to be fit in time for the Premier League clash against Manchester United.

The Brazilian, who played a major role in the Reds' success last term, injured his calf in Liverpool's first Premier League game of the season against Norwich last month.

Alisson, recently named FIFA's Goalkeeper of the Year, has missed 11 matches but the club are hopeful he could be fit to face arch-rivals United.

ESPN claims that 'undertaking extra training sessions at Melwood' as he pushes for a recall to Jurgen Klopp's starting XI.

Former West Ham goalkeeper Adrian has deputised for Alisson in his absence, pulling off some great saves and conceding 12 goals in ten matches.

The report adds that Adrian's form, as Liverpool recorded a perfect start to the Premier League season, has meant the Reds could 'ease Alisson through the different phases of his rehab with no time constraints or pressure to be in line for contention.'

Players that aren't representing their country over the international break have been given the week off by Klopp, but ESPN FC says that Alisson 'remained at the training complex to improve his sharpness'.

The report continues: 'Goalkeeping coach John Achterberg has been working chiefly on Alisson's speed, reactions, distribution and power.'

- TeamTalk Media

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Fixtures
Friday, 25 October 2019
Southampton v Leicester City, St. Mary's Stadium 21:00
Saturday, 26 October 2019
Manchester City v Aston Villa, Etihad Stadium 13:30
West Ham United v Sheffield United, London Stadium 16:00
Brighton & Hove Albion v Everton, The American Express Community Stadium 16:00
Watford v AFC Bournemouth, Vicarage Road 16:00
Burnley v Chelsea, Turf Moor 18:30
Sunday, 27 October 2019
Newcastle United v Wolverhampton Wanderers, St. James' Park 16:00
Liverpool v Tottenham Hotspur, Anfield 18:30
Norwich City v Manchester United, Carrow Road 18:30
Arsenal v Crystal Palace, Emirates Stadium 18:30
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

And the 2019/20 English Premiership champions will be ... ?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.