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John Achterberg provides fitness update on Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson

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John Achterberg provides fitness update on Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson

Liverpool goalkeeping coach John Achterberg says Alisson is making ‘steady progress’ as the Brazilian continues his recovery from a calf injury.

The star has been sidelined since limping off in the club’s opening game against Norwich City, with summer signing Adrian having been deputising.

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The club have not placed a time frame on the 26-year-old’s return, but one would imagine he isn’t too far away now.

Achterberg said (club’s official website): “Ali has been working with Dave [Rydings] in the gym a lot to improve the strength and try to keep the fitness levels up.

“In the last few days he has been out on the pitch to do some catching and footwork, as well as small passing drills.

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“He has made steady progress, but it is difficult to say how long it will take or how it will progress. It needs time and we cannot look too far ahead, so we take each day as it comes, see how he feels, and then make progress from that.”

 

The season is about to get busy for Liverpool, with Champions League and Carabao Cup games on the horizon for the Reds, and so the club would love for £90,000-a-week star Alisson (Spotrac) to return ASAP.

TBR’s view

The signs are encouraging over Alisson, who has become such an important part of Jurgen Klopp’s starting XI.

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Although Adrian has done OK in recent weeks, the Spaniard is obviously not on the same level as the South American, and his mistake against Southampton was somewhat concerning.

Liverpool have made an excellent start to the new season, but could do with their main goalkeeper back as soon as possible with the intensity levels set to rise.

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