Liverpool’s number, hot off receiving his award as FIFA’s Best goalkeeper, has announced he is progressing well in his recovery from injury.
Alisson Becker, the FIFA Best goalkeeper, had his season was brought to a jolting stop just 36 minutes into the first game of the Premier League season.
Since then it has been a long and slow recovery for the Brazillian international.
In an interview with Liverpool’s offical club website, liverpoolfc.com, he has spoken about the progress he is making, and the job his understudies are doing in his absence.
“I’m on a good way, I think we are nearly there.”
“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.”
He feels he is now making quick progress.
“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.”‘
He is desperate to get back out in the action, he misses games more than anything.
“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!”
He was quick though to heap praise on his backup, Adrian and Lonergan.
“I think the boys are doing very well, all the team [and] Adrian especially.”
“He’s a special guy who came late in the season, he just came and shows everyone his value, not just as a player but as a person and that is the more important thing.”
“He is doing very well on the pitch. I have peace to recover in a proper way so it’s better for everyone.”
Caoimhin Kelleher is set to make his first-team debut in the Carabao Cup, and he is full of support for the Republic of Ireland U21 international.
“I hope so. I will be watching the game, supporting him.”
“He is a great guy – he’s not a boy anymore, he is becoming a man making I think his first official game for Liverpool. I hope he can just do what he does every day here in training.”
” I think he will do very well.”
“I’m on a good way, I think we are nearly there.”@Alissonbecker's recovery from injury is progressing well, with #LFC's No.1 delighted to have taken a ‘massive’ step forward recently… 🙌https://t.co/tVLocwi8Mh
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) September 25, 2019