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Liverpool goalkeeping coach John Achterberg offers injury update on goalkeeper Alisson

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Liverpool goalkeeping coach John Achterberg offers injury update on goalkeeper Alisson

The 26-year-old injured in the Reds’ first game of the season.

Liverpool goalkeeping coach John Achterberg has said there is no timescale on the return of Alisson, with his injury likely to be assessed after the international break.

The goalkeeper was injured in the club’s first game of the season against Norwich City and the Dutch coach told The Mirror a return may be closer than anticipated.

Spanish custodian Adrian has been between the posts in his absence but after a remarkable season during 2018/19, Liverpool will hope to have their number one goalkeeper back soon.

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Achterberg believes the Brazilian is progressing well, however.

He told The Mirror: “Ali is good. He’s in every day for treatment and they try to improve things. He’s able to do some fitness work in the gym without using his leg. It’s difficult, but you have to try and look forward and be positive.

“We’ve not got a specific time he’ll be out as it’s difficult to say how quickly it will heal. That’s all with the medics. There’s an international break coming up and we’ll have to wait and see how long it takes after that.”

 

Liverpool take on Arsenal at Anfield tomorrow and Adrian should be fit, despite an injury of his own.

TBR Verdict – Alisson integral to Liverpool’s fortunes, but they shouldn’t rush him back

The Brazil international is quite clearly a big player for the Reds but they must tread carefully.

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In the opening few weeks of the campaign, anything can happen and the last thing they should do is rush Alisson back and have him break down again.

Adrian is a more than capable understudy and although he made a mistake last weekend, it didn’t cost them points.

The £90,000-a-week (Spotrac) goalkeeper is one of the very best in the world and Liverpool will need him for the challenges they face later on in the campaign.

 

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