Liverpool fans have lauded the mentality of goalkeeper Alisson after he revealed he recovered from his shoulder injury around twice as quickly as he was supposed to.
The Brazilian accidentally collided with one of his own teammates in a training session before the international break, and Reds fans had been very worried about his condition.
In the end, Alisson only ended up missing games against Aston Villa, Everton and Ajax, and the player has today been speaking about his rapid recovery.
He said (official website): “I pray a lot! Seriously, I pray a lot. But I also did a lot of sessions of treatment. I was every day for five or six hours in the club doing treatment with the physios, working with the fitness department.
“After two weeks, being together with the goalie coaches already, doing some catches, not diving yet. After two-and-a-half weeks I started to dive and then, three days before the match, I started to work hard with hard shooting, hard kicks, hard catches, diving, full-range diving.
“On Friday, I gave the green light to the boss.”
Alisson’s recovery is certainly timely for Liverpool, with deputy Adrian having struggled to convince between the sticks once again in the South American’s absence.
The Spaniard was criticised after the shocking 7-2 defeat to Villa, and was also questioned by some for Michael Keane’s goal for Everton in the Merseyside Derby.
On social media, some Liverpool fans reacted to Alisson’s comments about his recovery, with many praising the star’s mentality to return much quicker than anticipated.
what a man
— adam (@lfcads2001) October 26, 2020
— OleM 🇳🇴 (@OleVestre) October 26, 2020
Gives me hope for Virgil’s recovery timeframe
— joe (@billburrsdog) October 26, 2020
Alisson just ordering the doctor around you love to see it
— Cameron Oates (@ccameronoates) October 26, 2020
Fair play to Ali for taking responsibility and telling the boss he’s ready. The teams filled with big personalities. Love it ❤️
— Sonaldo Fernandes (@LaNosferns) October 26, 2020
— Joel (@ThurstoLFC) October 26, 2020
Protect him at all costs
— lewis (@LFClewis___) October 26, 2020
Better start your baptism process on our big Virg asap. We really need him to shorten his injury days too
— LFcurry (@PPwithb) October 26, 2020