English Premiership

Liverpool keeper Alisson steps up recovery from calf injury

2019-09-09 08:07
Alisson Becker
Alisson Becker (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Liverpool have received a welcome boost that first-choice goalkeeper Alisson Becker has stepped his recovery from a calf injury during the international break.

The Brazil international has not featured for the Reds since being forced off 41 minutes into the 4-1 season-opening win against Norwich City at Anfield on August 9.

It was revealed afterwards that he had suffered a calf injury with boss Jurgen Klopp estimating that he would be absent for between four to six weeks.

Alisson has now been out for a month and looks poised to step up his bid for a first-team comeback.

Liverpool have won all four games Alisson has missed to date with summer signing Adrian stepping in to fill the void.

But the Spanish custodian has had a couple of erratic moments in those matches and news of Alisson’s imminent comeback will be music to the ears of the fans.

The 26-year-old has been an immense figure in the Liverpool backline since Klopp paid out an initial £56 million to sign him from Roma 12 months ago.

Alisson was an ever-present in the Premier League last season and received the Golden Glove for most clean sheets with 21.

He also kept a clean sheet as Liverpool defeated Tottenham 2-0 in the Champions League final on in Madrid June 1.

Alisson, who took to social media to provide an image of him in training, has the second week of the international break to work on his fitness.

And, while the visit to Newcastle next weekend could come too soon, it is hoped that he will be back between the sticks within the six-week time frame.

Liverpool travel to Napoli in their opening Champions League Group E game on Tuesday, September 17, while a trip to face Chelsea the following Sunday would be an ideal game for Alisson to make his return.

- TeamTalk Media

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Fixtures
Sunday, 15 September 2019
AFC Bournemouth v Everton, Vitality Stadium 15:00
Watford v Arsenal, Vicarage Road 17:30
Monday, 16 September 2019
Aston Villa v West Ham United, Villa Park 21:00
Friday, 20 September 2019
Southampton v AFC Bournemouth, St. Mary's Stadium 21:00
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.