Alisson Becker could return to Liverpool training on Sunday, that is according to manager Jurgen Klopp.
The Brazilian international goalkeeper has been out since picking up a calf injury in their opening day victory against Norwich City.
Summer signing Adrian has ably deputised for the regular number one, playing all of their Premier League matches so far. But it looks like he will have to give his place in the first team up in the coming weeks after Klopp admitted in his latest press conference that Alisson is close to full fitness.
Speaking to the official Liverpool website, the German manager said: “Ali is in a good way. He did yesterday [Thursday], not with us but with the goalie coaches, a full session, so [he’s] getting closer and closer. We will see, now we have to talk to the medical department.
“So Ali looks like he is close but the final word is with the medical department obviously, because we have to ask how it is exactly and that’s it.”
Despite the positive news, Klopp did confirm that the 26-year-old will not be available for their visit to Sheffield United on Saturday however.
“Ali is not in contention for tomorrow, it looks like maybe he can train with the team maybe from Sunday on. We don’t know 100 per cent, but he’s really close.”
Naturally, the Liverpool fans are delighted with the news that their star goalkeeper is set to return to the team soon. Here is what a few of them have had to say on Twitter…
Good news that give him time to get upto speed for 7 days ready for the big two months
— gazz (@gazz2423) September 27, 2019
— husnaa (@hussssiiii) September 27, 2019
Great to see this, though it was fantastic to see how well Adrian deputized during his absence.
Welcome back, big man.
— Tim Sullivan at the Wheel (@tim_wheel) September 27, 2019
ANNOUNCE 38 WINS
— Fat Beppo (@Shankly_Klopp) September 27, 2019
Fantastic News Give Ali Time to get fit 100% 1st Don’t Rush our World Class Keeper Back just Yet we have 2 Very Important Months Coming up an We need him
— Justin Cole (@JustinCole46103) September 27, 2019
Best news ever! ❤️
— Nees (@Nees_MM) September 27, 2019
— Luce (@lfcbigvirg) September 27, 2019
Tears in me eyes
— Lil Barbarian From Khorasan (@BarbaricKhorsni) September 27, 2019
— 6_times_in_madrid (@times_madrid) September 27, 2019
Liverpool fans, how vital could Alisson’s return be to your season? Let us know in the comments below!
Click here to comment on this articleor
Give us feedback on your Football Transfer Tavern experience