While they do not want to rush a return and have problems later, they are working hard to get him back in the mix quickly.

They are also ensuring that all other fitness activities are being maintained so there is no time wasted in other areas once the injury itself is healed.

Achterberg said:

“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.”

He continued on a possible cause of the injury:

“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.”

While there is no immediate idea of a return, for Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp, the international break cannot come soon enough.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – AUGUST 09: Alisson Becker of Liverpool reacts following an injury during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Norwich City at Anfield on August 09, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)