Alisson could return from injury in time for Liverpool’s meeting with West Ham United, according to reports. The Brazilian was supposed to be out longer.
The Liverpool Echo claims that the Reds are ‘hopeful’ that Alisson Becker can return from injury soon. So soon, in fact, that he could face West Ham United next week.
This will be a huge boost to the club. Jurgen Klopp said at the start of the month that Alisson would ‘likely’ be out for six weeks after he picked up a bad shoulder injury in training. That would have kept him out until mid-November.
That would have been a near-disaster, given the meeting with Manchester City is before then. Missing Alisson for that game would have left Liverpool incredibly short of quality at the back.
This is also exactly what Liverpool needed in light of Virgil van Dijk’s own injury. The Dutchman may not play again this season, meaning Liverpool will want every star name as fit as possible.
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An early return for Alisson, then, is about as good as it gets. The goalkeeper is arguably the best in the world, after all, and Liverpool have seen a real drop in quality since Adrian donned the gloves.
It would have been nice to have him back to face Sheffield United on Saturday, of course, but beggars can’t be choosers. This is, indisputably, massive for Liverpool. Particularly with that game against City looking dangerously on the horizon.