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Report: Injury update on Liverpool’s Becker

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Liverpool has released an update on Alisson Beckers progress as he recovers from injury.

According to Liverpoolfc.com, there is still no timeline for the Brazillian shot-stoppers return from injury, but progress is being made.

They did confirm though that he was in attendance at the Melwood training complex over the international break.

He worked with club medical staff as part of a rehabilitation programme.

Alisson sustained a calf injury in the 36th minute of the opening game of the season. He has since temporarily been replaced by veteran goalkeeper Adrian.

Goalkeeping coach John Achterberg said:

“Ali has been working with Dave [Rydings] in the gym a lot to improve the strength and try to keep the fitness levels up.”

“In the last few days, he has been out on the pitch to do some catching and footwork, as well as small passing drills.”

“He has made steady progress, but it is difficult to say how long it will take or how it will progress.”

“It needs time and we cannot look too far ahead, so we take each day as it comes, see how he feels, and then make progress from that.”

Achterberg confirmed that just about the entire goalkeeping department was working hard over the break.

They are preparing Adrain, new backup keeper Andy Lonergan as well as youth keeper Jakub Ojrzynski in the best way possible as they continue to deputise for the irreplaceable Alisson Becker.

He added:

“We did some decent workouts with him. Distribution crosses, speed and reactions, power – we worked a little bit on everything just to help him and keep him fit and ready.”

Adrian, Liverpool
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 17: Adrian of Liverpool celebrates after his team mate Sadio Mane of Liverpool scored their team’s first goal during the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Liverpool FC at St Mary’s Stadium on August 17, 2019 in Southampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)