Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson has been putting in overtime in a bid to make his return from injury against Manchester United, according to a report.
The Brazilian, who played a major role in the Reds’ success last term, injured his calf in Liverpool’s first Premier League game of the season against Norwich last month.
Alisson, recently named FIFA’s Goalkeeper of the Year, has missed 11 matches but the club are hopeful he could be fit to face arch-rivals United.
ESPN FC claims that ‘undertaking extra training sessions at Melwood’ as he pushes for a recall to Jurgen Klopp’s starting XI.
Former West Ham goalkeeper Adrian has deputised for Alisson in his absence, pulling off some great saves and conceding 12 goals in ten matches.
The report adds that Adrian’s form, as Liverpool recorded a perfect start to the Premier League season, has meant the Reds could ‘ease Alisson through the different phases of his rehab with no time constraints or pressure to be in line for contention.’
Players that aren’t representing their country over the international break have been given the week off by Klopp but ESPN FC says that Alisson ‘remained at the training complex to improve his sharpness’.
The report continues: ‘Goalkeeping coach John Achterberg has been working chiefly on Alisson’s speed, reactions, distribution and power.’