Alisson ‘could return for Liverpool’s clash with West Ham on October 31’ as keeper hands Jurgen Klopp huge fitness boost by starting individual training after shoulder injury
- Liverpool could have goalkeeper Alisson back by the end of the month
- The shot-stopper has missed the last two games with a shoulder injury
- The Brazilian was expected to be out for six weeks but is back training
- It’s welcome news for Jurgen Klopp following Virgil van Dijk’s injury
Liverpool have been handed a major fitness boost with goalkeeper Alisson reportedly back in training ahead of a possible return at the end of the month.
The shot-stopper has been out of action since injuring his shoulder in training before the Reds’ 7-2 defeat at Aston Villa, with initial fears he was set for six weeks on the sidelines.
But the Liverpool Echo report that the Brazilian is recovering well and has already started individual sessions at Melwood, including diving and falling. The club are said to be confident that the ‘keeper will not aggravate the problem and could be ready to return to face West Ham on October 31.
Liverpool have been handed a major fitness boost with Alisson in line to return this month
He could be fit to face West Ham on October 31 in what will be a huge relief for Jurgen Klopp
Adrian has conceded nine goals in the two games he has deputised for Alisson and Liverpool desperately want their No 1 back in goal.
His recovery will be a huge relief for Jurgen Klopp, who has had a nightmare few days following the confirmation of Virgil van Dijk’s anterior cruciate ligament injury.
The defender was forced off in the first half of the Merseyside derby after a tackle from Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.
Virgil van Dijk faces a long spell out after suffering an anterior cruciate ligament injury
The Dutchman faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines and his absence could put a huge dent in Liverpool’s hopes for a successive Premier League title.
Joel Matip is also being monitored ahead of the Champions League tie with Ajax on Tuesday.
Sportsmail understands that the defender underwent a scan after the game regarding a muscle issue, although the concern was cleared by doctors in a huge relief for the Reds.
Klopp will now decide whether to play the 29-year-old, who has only recently returned from an injury setback, amid a busy week for the Premier League champions.
Liverpool travel to Amsterdam on Wednesday night for their Champions League group clash with Ajax, before hosting Sheffield United at Anfield this weekend.