Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson could soon return from a shoulder injury if Jurgen Klopp refuses to exclude him from the Sheffield United match … while Thiago Alcantara may also be available after Richarlison’s horror tackle
- Liverpool welcomed the duo Alisson and Thiago Alcantara this weekend
- Goalkeeper Alisson missed the last four games with a shoulder injury
- Thiago sustained a horrific knee injury during last weekend’s derby draw with Everton
- The Reds of Jurgen Klopp will take on Sheffield United in the Premier League on Saturday
Alisson Becker is ahead of schedule in his attempt to overcome a shoulder problem and is nearing a return to action.
The influential Liverpool goalkeeper was initially ruled out for up to six weeks when he damaged his shoulder ahead of the 7-2 defeat at Aston Villa on October 4, but the Brazilian responded well to the treatment.
While it will be a touch-and-go whether he can play against Sheffield United on Saturday night, Alisson is likely to play soon and that will be a huge boost for Jurgen Klopp, whose side has a demanding series of games. on the horizon.
Jurgen Klopp hinted that Alisson could come back from a shoulder injury on Saturday night
Klopp said Thiago Alcantara (left) and Joel Matip (right) are dealing with late fitness tests lasting more than 24 hours
Klopp is aware of the physical strain placed on all Premier League players this season, given the hectic nature of the campaign, and believes that medical and physiotherapy staff will be just as important as players in the weeks and months ahead.
“We always have these problems around Christmas time, when no one wants to listen to us when we play Boxing Day and then two days later,” said Klopp. ‘It’s a challenge and we deal with it as humans. We ask a lot but we cannot work miracles, it just is not possible.
So they have to play again and nobody cares about the last time they played. That’s the situation and the medical department and the coaches are talking there very often and it’s hard to judge.
“Usually, I would say, we are right and we find the right solutions. Sometimes we have no idea what is going to happen and we pray for the perfect outcome. ‘
Klopp’s Premier League champions will take on Sheffield United on Saturday night at Anfield
Defender Virgil van Dijk (right) will not be available last weekend after a knee ligament injury
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (L) and Kostas Tsimikas (R) are long-term absent from The Reds