Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker knows he is now mere weeks away from returning to first-team action for Jurgen Klopp’s Reds.
Speaking to Liverpoolfc.com, Alisson discussed his recovery and how close he is to returning to full training.
“I’m on a good way, I think we are nearly there.
“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.”
The recently-crowned FIFA Goalkeeper of the Year admitted how much he misses the live action and atmosphere of playing for the first team.
“The games, the atmosphere at Anfield, the away games, all games when I watch on the TV, I just think how I want to play, I want to be there, I want to help my teammates. I’m looking forward [to being back], I can’t wait anymore!”
Of course, Alisson was asked for his thoughts on his replacement, Adrian, who has done a wonderful job since coming into the starting lineup.
“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.
“He helped us to win a title already (UEFA Super Cup), he is helping us a lot in the games to win points. That is the most important thing for us in the season to achieve our goals.”
Caoimhin Kelleher made his competitive debut for The Reds against MK Dons in the Carabao Cup. Alisson had plenty of praise for the young Irish goalkeeper.
“He is a great guy – he’s not a boy anymore, he is becoming a man making I think his first official game for Liverpool.
“He is a serious guy who comes here and works hard, I think he’s improved a lot in the last year. Since I arrived here, I can see he is improving, he’s a guy who wants to learn, who just watches the older ones to learn some good things and yeah, I think he will do very well.”
Alisson is expected to be fit and available for first-team selection after the international break in October.
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