Liverpool star Alisson is bouncing back from his injury woes.
That’s according to Reds goalkeeping coach John Achterberg, who says the Brazil international is working hard to get back into first-team contention.
Alisson, 26, suffered a calf injury in Liverpool’s 4-1 opening day win over Norwich and hasn’t played since.
Achterberg, however, has revealed that the former Roma ace has been pushing himself during the international break.
“We did some decent workouts with him,” he told Liverpool’s official website .
“Distribution, crosses, speed and reactions, power – we worked a little bit on everything just to help him and keep him fit and ready.
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“He also had a few days off, but not the full week.
“We kept it ticking over to make sure he is ready to go again.”
Ex-West Ham shot stopper Adrian has been deputising for Alisson.
The 32-year-old wasn’t expected to feature much for Jurgen Klopp’s side this season.
But following Alisson’s injury, he was thrust into the first-team picture.
Achterberg has hailed the experienced star’s contribution to the cause.
“He has done really well,” Achterberg added.
“Obviously he needed to adapt to the way we play, with wanting him to play out, but he’s done good and picked everything up. We couldn’t be any happier with how it’s gone.
“He is a really nice guy, he is always positive and good to talk to.
“He helps the other goalies by talking with them, so it’s going well. He fits in really well with the group, which is important.
“It is really difficult for anyone to replace Ali, especially when you’ve not had a chance to settle and pick everything up.
He had to be straight in after maybe four or five sessions. Then we had two more sessions, played the Super Cup final and then he got the injury, so there was not a lot of time to do extra training.
“Coming to Liverpool, there are high expectations but he has dealt with them really well. He has stayed calm and relaxed and shown a positive, confident manner, which helps the team a lot.”
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