Ahead of their crunch time Saturday clash against Arsenal, Liverpool goalkeeper coach John Achterberg has provided an update on Alisson.
After sustaining an injury on his calf in the English Premier League opening 4-1 win over Norwich City, Alisson was ruled out for four to six weeks. Adrian who is now Liverpool's number one goalkeeper has had a rollercoaster start, conceding a penalty, winning the Super Cup shoot out against Chelsea and letting in a howler against Southampton.
In an interview with The Athletic, Achterberg provided an injury update on Alisson, "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 to look forward and be positive. You have to try to turn a negative into a positive.
"They haven’t given us 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. When something like that happens, you look at everything. Had the training load changed?
"The reality is that we hadn’t done anything differently in the build-up to that game. Ali felt fine. We have a rule with the goalies that if there’s any kind of issue you always have to talk. He actually came back in much better shape this summer than last year when we first signed him. It was all positive and that makes what happened so frustrating for everyone."