Liverpool are somehow still joint top of the table. The Reds are tied with the Ev at the top, with our noisy neighbours just edging the lead on goal difference. We are somehow still there despite a string of horrendous refereeing decisions and unfortunate injuries. We’ve got one of our most important players back from the treatment table and comments Alisson has made on his injury should come as music to the ears of Liverpool fans.
The Alisson injury
Liverpool were left without Alisson for three games after he picked up a shoulder injury in training.
The Brazilian’s first game out saw Adrian don the gloves with disastrous results as the Reds fell to a 7-2 defeat at Aston Villa.
Ali also missed ties with Everton and Ajax before returning against Sheffield United last weekend.
Given that he was initially tipped to return in November at the earliest, his recovery was excellent news.
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Alisson comments on injury
Speaking at the pre-match press conference ahead of the Reds’ tie with Danish champions FC Midtjylland, Alisson commented on his return from injury. The Brazilian’s words will be reassuring for Kopites who were worried about him being rushed back:
“It’s bad not being involved in a game, it’s the worst thing for a player. But it’s part of the job, injuries. I’m glad it was only three weeks, but it was a long three weeks – more like three months!
“Every injury you have on a ligament – shoulder, ankle or knee – it still feels weird for a while. Not pain, nothing that limits my ability to play. I am fit and comfortable.”
What RTK has to say
Liverpool getting Alisson back from injury is just about the best news we’ve had in weeks.
The Reds needed a boost after losing Virgil van Dijk for the season and Thiago for a few games after the pair were thuggishly chopped down by Everton.
It is reassuring to hear that the Brazilian keeper is feeling good about the knock, I must admit I was worried he was coming back too soon, having nightmares of him worsening the injury.
Fingers crossed he manages to stay fit for the remainder of the season.