I’m good: Best FIFA Men’s Goalkeeper, Alisson nears return


Alisson Becker

Liverpool and Best FIFA Men’s Goalkeeper, Alisson Becker has revealed he is close to a come back from the calf injury that has sidelined the Reds shot-stopper for almost seven weeks.

Earlier this month, the Brazil International resumed outdoor training exercises and is now focused on recovering its complete variety of athleticism ahead of a return to action.

Alisson went down during Liverpool’s season opener against Norwich City, forcing the European champions to thrust new signing Adrian into the spotlight.

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But the newly crowned Best FIFA Men’s Goalkeeper expects to make his comeback in the near future.

“I’m in a good way, I think we are nearly there,” Alisson told Liverpool’s official website.

“I can go outside to the pitch to do some goalkeeper work and I feel very well.

“I feel confident and I think now it’s just about getting all my power, all my confidence to come back and do what I love to do.”

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Alisson, 26, started every Premier League match for Liverpool last season and was an integral figure in the club’s Champions League triumph.

The former Roma star described his reintegration into training as a significant psychological boost.

“It’s massive because if I look back, two weeks ago I couldn’t even walk properly,” he said.

“Now I’m running [and] jumping on my right leg that was injured, so I’m really happy for that.

“It’s great. When you are a player you want to have the contact with the ball, with the guys on the pitch, the routine of training. It’s what I love to do.”

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The Reds’ number one went on to praise deputy Adrian, who has grasped an unexpected opportunity amid an impressive start to the season from Jurgen Klopp’s men.

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Alisson added: “He’s a special guy who came late in the season, he just came and shows everyone his value, not just as a player but as a person and that is the more important thing.

“He is doing very well on the pitch. I have peace to recover in a proper way, so it’s better for everyone.”



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