Liverpool number one Alisson Becker has said that he is ‘nearly there’ as he eyes a comeback from injury.
The Brazil international tore his right calf in Liverpool‘s opening Premier League game of the season against Norwich, with Klopp maintaining he is unsure as to when his first-choice ‘keeper will be back between the sticks.
Alisson has recently stepped up his recovery, taking to the training field to do some ‘goalkeeper work’, and has suggested he isn’t too far away from a return to action.
“I’m on a good way, I think we are nearly there,” the 26-year-old told the Liverpool club website.
What a year for Alisson Becker:
? Champions League winner
Golden Glove in the:
? Premier League
? Champions League
? Copa America
? UEFA GK of the Season
? FIFA Best Men GK
— Anything Liverpool (@AnythingLFC_) September 23, 2019
“I can go outside to the pitch to do some goalkeeper work and I feel very well. I feel confident and I think now it’s just about getting all my power, all my confidence to come back and do what I love to do.”
Alisson also admitted that it was a ‘massive’ step forward in his recovery to be back out on the grass, with the injury having restricted his basic movement just a few weeks ago.
“It’s massive because if I look back, two weeks ago I couldn’t even walk properly. Now I’m running, jumping on my right leg that was injured so I’m really happy for that.
“It’s great. When you are a player you want to have the contact with the ball, with the guys on the pitch, the routine of training. It’s what I love to do.
“The games, the atmosphere at Anfield, the away games, all games when I watch on the TV, I just think how I want to play, I want to be there, I want to help my teammates. I’m looking forward [to being back], I can’t wait anymore!”