Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson is undergoing extra one-on-one coaching sessions at Melwood, according to ESPN FC.
The outlet claims that the Brazil international, on a reported £90,000-per-week at the club [Source: Spotrac], is working hard with goalkeeping coach John Achterberg to try and be fit for the Reds’ clash with Manchester United on October 20.
Achterberg has been working with the former Roma man on his speed, reactions, distribution and power, with a number of other areas already having been practised during the September international break.
And the 27-year-old has remained on Merseyside for this latest break to try and get back in time for the United contest.
It’s good that Alisson is prioritising getting back to full fitness over a nice little holiday away with his family over the international break. He’s got his priorities in order and is clearly hugely keen to face the Red Devils once the break ends. That’s obviously a massive clash for every Liverpool player and supporter, and so Alisson wants to feature in it and make his comeback in a game of that importance. However, manager Jurgen Klopp might be better served sticking with Adrian, at least for that game. The Spaniard has been so excellent deputising for the Brazilian that there really is no need to rush him back before he is 100% fit. If he is ready and raring to go against Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side then fair enough, but if it’s a bit hit and miss then Adrian must continue between the sticks. The former West Ham United man has been terrific and has more than enough in the tank to cope with this woeful United side. Still, all the signs are good that Alisson will be back soon.