Alisson Becker has been included in the 31-man Liverpool squad for tonight’s game with RB Leipzig and the training camp in Austria.
As per liverpoolfc.com, the Liverpool player has returned after picking up an injury whilst away in Asia.
Alisson missed Friday’s game with Crystal Palace, but has been deemed fit enough to be included for the week-long camp.
Meanwhile, both Diogo Jota and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will remain in Liverpool for treatment. Other than the injured pair and Caoimhin Kelleher, The Reds have no further issues.
Relief all around
Alisson’s inclusion is cause for relief amongst Liverpool fans. The Brazilian is one of the most integral players in Jurgen Klopp’s squad. With Kelleher injured too, there will have been a few nerves around.
Klopp did suggest last week that Alisson would ready for the Community Shield against Manchester City on 30th July. But still, it’s nice to see him back in amongst it.
Today’s game against RB Leipzig will surely come too early for him. If there’s any risk at all, then he absolutely shouldn’t play.
Instead, Liverpool have included 20-year-old Northern Irish goalkeeper Luke Hughes in the squad for the first time. He’s also unlikely to get minutes though, as Adrian continues in goal.
Other notable inclusions are Calvin Ramsay and Kaide Gordon. Both missed The Reds’ tour of Asia through injury, but are now ready to stake their respective claims.
A big season is anticipated for both as they look to break their way into Klopp’s thinking.
Interestingly, impressive 17-year-old duo Stefan Bajcetic and Isaac Mabaya have also been included. Both impressed in Thailand and Singapore.
Full Liverpool squad for match against RB Leipzig and training camp: Alisson, Fabinho, Van Dijk, Konate, Thiago, Milner, Keita, Firmino, Salah, Gomez, Adrian, Henderson, Jones, Elliott, Tsimikas, Ramsay, Diaz, Robertson, Nunez, Carvalho, Matip, Bajcetic, Phillips, Gordon, Mabaya, Hughes, Alexander-Arnold, Van den Berg, Morton, Mrozek, Davies.