Jurgen Klopp has revealed that Alisson Becker is nearing his comeback from injury.
The recently voted FIFA Best goalkeeper of the year, Alisson Becker, was injured in the very first game of the Premier League season.
He has been sidelined since, in what has been a slow recovery.
Given his impact on Liverpools season last year, he was a huge blow to Jurgen Klopp and his team.
It appears now though that Alisson has turned the corner and is on the home stretch of his recovery.
Klopp told the press and liverpoolfc.com about his goalkeeper’s progress and a return in close.
“Alisson is in a good way. Yesterday, not with us but with the goalie coaches, [he had] a full session. He is getting closer and closer.”
“We will have to see now, we have to talk to the medical department.”
“Ali looks like he is close but the final work is with the medical department because we have to ask how it is exactly.”
Klopp though did not want anyone to get the wrong idea and jump the gun. He confirmed that he will play no part in this weekend activities.
“He is not in contention for tomorrow, he just trains now, but it looks like he will be able to train with the team may be from Sunday.”
“We don’t know 100 percent but he is really close.”
The Liverpool manager believes that back up keeper Adrian has been crucial to Beckers recovery.
The fact that he has been so capable, means there has been no pressure to force an early and rushed return.
“That has made everything easier. I imagine it could have been different if we had asked for Ali after a week.”
“Adrian did and is doing a brilliant job. That makes everything easier, 100 percent. ”
“It is important with injuries anyway that you don’t rush it.”
“We really try to never do it but sometimes there is no other option in a position and you cut off a couple of days of rehab time.”
“We don’t really like to take risks. We will see when he is ready. Adrian is our goalie and he is doing really well.”