Date: 20th September 2019 at 1:15pm
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Jurgen Klopp has revealed that Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker is making good progress in his injury rehabilitation.

The Brazilian international has been sidelined since picking up a calf injury in the first half of the opening day 4-1 victory over Norwich City at Anfield.

Klopp confirmed in his pre-match press conference on Friday, as quoted by journalist Paul Joyce on his personal Twitter account, that the £90,000-a-week mainstay [Spotrac] is making “big progress” in his recovery.

Alisson’s replacement, Adrian, has played every single game since replacing his fellow stopper in the first Premier League game of the season and has only managed one clean-sheet.

OPINION

This is the news that all Liverpool fans have been waiting for in the past month. Alisson suffered the worst possible start to the season with his injury and will be looking to return as quickly as possible after the update on his fitness. The 26-year-old has quickly become the best goalkeeper in the world since moving to Anfield and picked up the Golden Glove award last season in the Premier League, Champions League and the Copa America – the first keeper to win three separate clean-sheet accolades. The Brazilian also recently picked up UEFA’s Best Goalkeeper award to go with those, further solidifying his status as the world’s best. Alisson’s distribution is a major attribute that sets him apart from the rest, having averaged an 80.3% pass success rate last season according to WhoScored, compared to Adrian’s 76.4% from only five outings. The Brazilian is closing in on a return from injury, and Klopp will surely place him in the starting line-up as soon as he recovers.