Injury boost for Liverpool as Brazil physio reveals Alisson return

Date published: Saturday 24th October 2020 11:00

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Brazil physio Fabio Mahseredjian has claimed that Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson won’t be fit for another week ahead of their match against Sheffield United today.

There had been rumours that Alisson has an outside chance of playing against the Blades with his replacement, Adrian, coming in for some stick recently.

Adrian was criticised for his performance against Aston Villa earlier this month, playing a stray pass in the fourth minute to allow striker Ollie Watkins to give the underdogs the lead in a 7-2 defeat.


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It was Jurgen Klopp’s biggest ever defeat as a manager and left fans eager for the return of the Brazil number one.

And now Mahseredjian has revealed that Alisson is close to a return to full fitness but that it won’t be until the end of this month.

“Alisson had a shoulder injury on September 30, a trauma. An athlete from his own team fell on his shoulder,” Mahseredjian explained.

“And on October 15 he was back for training sessions. Dr. Rodrigo Lasmar [Brazil Chief Medical Officer], in contact with Liverpool’s medical department, gave us a heads up by saying that Alisson would probably be available to Klopp, to Liverpool’s technical staff, on October 31.

“He would have three games before joining the Brazil team.”

On whether Alisson, Thiago Alcantara or Joel Matip would be involved against Chris Wilder’s men, Klopp told a press conference yesterday: “I don’t know. We have training after the press conference, so we will see who is out there. You can only be in contention if you are in training.

“Look, in my situation, I don’t want to rule anybody out until someone tells me and so far, nobody told me. Maybe I should have listened better! But for me, everybody apart from the three I mentioned are in contention until somebody tells me different.”

 

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