Liverpool fans have reacted with delight with reports (Telegraph) claiming goalkeeper Alisson is in line to return for this weekend’s clash with Manchester United.
The Brazilian stopper has been nursing a calf injury he sustained during the club’s first game of the season against Norwich City.
The 27-year-old has been hard at work in his recovery over the past few weeks, with summer signing Adrian deputising for the South American.
The Spaniard has been largely excellent for the Reds between the sticks, but he is highly unlikely to keep his place in the side with Alisson’s quality undeniable.
Last term in his debut season, Alisson wowed with his commanding presence at the back, and his showings in the Champions League were colossal.
At the recent FIFA Best awards he scooped the Best Goalkeeper gong, and his return to full fitness is a major positive for Liverpool.
Although Adrian has done well, the Reds have some potentially tricky fixtures coming up so Alisson being back fit is a big boost for the Premier League leaders.
Liverpool fans react
Some fans were sympathetic towards Adrian on Twitter, but largely the feeling is that of excitement for the return of a key player:
— – (@S_LFC_6) 14 October 2019
I love Adrian but pic.twitter.com/Uyu6zvHhxX
— Archie (@TheFirminoRoIe) 14 October 2019
— ً (@DHadleyyy11) 14 October 2019
It’s gonna feel good to have a clean sheet
— Ben (@ben_atchinson) 14 October 2019
clean sheets back baby
— brian reckley (@brian_reckley94) 14 October 2019
Adrian has done great but can’t wait to have our number 1, think it will give our back 4 a bit of confidence.
— Wayne (@RodgeraWayne) 14 October 2019
Great news no offence to adrian hes been great but alisson is on another level decision making is so much quicker and comes off his line quicker I reckon we will rack up the clean sheets again
— Iain Taylor (@Tailso4) 14 October 2019
If Alisson is fit he obviously plays. But to think we not even afraid if he takes another week off is testament to this man ?? pic.twitter.com/srULkoCkoL
— Fardiel TOP RED_LFC ?????? (@FardielFma) 14 October 2019
With Alisson returning on Sunday, think we can all agree that Adrian has done an absolutely amazing job since having to step in. Won us the Super Cup & he’s played a huge part in keeping our 100% record in the League. Top professional. We couldn’t have asked for a better backup. pic.twitter.com/4iQhaVPUz9
— Kloppholic (@Kloppholic) 14 October 2019
For me Alisson goes straight back into the team as he’s one of the few elite level of players we have in the team like VVD Fabinho Salah and Mane ..Adrian has done great ,in fact has exceeded my expectations but there’s no from for sentiment at this level. #LFC #Alisson
— Grizz (@GrizzKhan) 14 October 2019
If #Alisson is indeed back starting for the United match, we need to all take time to show gratitude for @AdriSanMiguel for his amazing efforts. Stepped up, into a new club and performed at the highest level. Made everyone proud! #LFC #YNWA
— ⭐⭐⭐Michael LFC⭐⭐⭐ (@MichaeI_LFC) 14 October 2019