Jurgen Klopp has provided an injury update on Alisson Becker, as the Brazilian goalkeeper continues to recover from the calf injury he sustained against Norwich.
Speaking before the Burnley game, Klopp said: “He [has] made steps, of course, but it was a proper injury, so it will still take time. How it always is with professional sportsmen, when you have a muscle thing and it takes long, then it takes a while as well until you can bring the muscle to at least the same level it was before. A calf muscle is pretty important for jumping – and for a goalie, it is quite important that you can jump from time to time, so it will take time. But, thank God – and hopefully it stays like this – we have a fit Adrian in the back and now in charge, which is good. So far, I am really happy with everything I saw. He is a good guy, which is important as well, but most importantly of course he can catch balls and that’s good as well. The solution we found for it is really good, but of course it would be better if Ali was around but that will take still some time.”
Alisson won the UEFA Goalkeeper of the Year on Friday, cementing his status as one of the best goalkeepers in world football, but it looks like we’ll be seeing more of Adrian for the foreseeable future!