Liverpool star Alisson’s potential return date set in major boost for Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool star Alisson’s potential return date set in major boost for Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson is closing in on his return to action from a hamstring injury. The Brazilian has been absent since the 1-1 draw at Brighton, after picking up the problem in the second half at the Amex Stadium.

The former Roma man soldiered on though before complaining of tightness after the contest.

As a result, Alisson was forced to sit out of recent wins over Ajax and Wolves at Anfield, paving the way for 22-year-old Caoimhin Kelleher.

The Irishman appears to have moved ahead of Adrian in the pecking order after keeping back-to-back clean sheets.

However, the Reds have now been boosted by the fitness of Alisson, who is nearly ready to return.

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When asked if there were any fresh team news ahead of the flight to Scandinavia, Klopp said: “No, which is good news! Nobody suffered any problems from the last game.

“On the other side, nobody is close enough to return to the squad.”

Liverpool’s clash with Midtjylland looked set to be moved to Borussia Dortmund’s Signal Iduna Park due to Danish travel restrictions.

But the contest will now go ahead at the MCH Arena, which holds 11,400 supporters.

Young goalkeeper Kelleher paused for a moment of reflection after a whirlwind week in the Anfield limelight.

He said: “It’s been a decent week for me – two debuts, a bit of a mad one! I’ve just tried to take my opportunities.

“It was a class feeling (against Wolves) – having fans there and hearing them singing You’ll Never Walk Alone.”

The Liverpool academy graduate also revealed Alisson text him to congratulate him on his clean sheet against Wolves.

Published at Tue, 08 Dec 2020 12:29:00 +0000